Leeds Jewish Archive

The Leeds Jewish Archive

In 2010, the Leeds Jewish community celebrated the 150th anniversary of the first custom built synagogue in Leeds.

To commemorate this and leave a legacy for Leeds’ rich Jewish history, Makor Jewish Culture launched the search for Leeds archive material.

They also conducted many interviews with people whose families were long established in Leeds.  These very special interviews include many anecdotes that would not normally be preserved.

Archive categories include all aspects of Jewish religious and socio/eco/political life, including local history, refugee experiences, wars and conflict, the holocaust and relationships with Israel.

TV stations such as ITV, Chanel 4 and the BBC have researched the archive for information to enrich Leeds based documentaries.

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