The oldest historical and learned society of its kind in Europe, founded in 1893. The Society, based in London, has active branches in a number of centres and meets regularly with lectures on a wide range of subjects relating to Anglo-Jewish history, and publishes its biennial transactions known as Jewish Historical Studies.
President: Dr Piet van Boxel
Honorary Treasurer: Dr Alan Swarc
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Chairman of the Executive Committee: David Jacobs
The Jewish Historical Society of England
33 Seymour Place
London W1H 5AP
Tel/Fax: 020 7723 5852
Volume 44 is available to purchase online and can be consulted on the Journals pages of this website
LONDON: JEWISH ISLINGTON WALK
30 March 2014, start 11.00 am, approx 3 hours
Guided walk round sites associated with the Jewish communities in Islington, 1750s-1880s. Booking essential: email@example.com or 0776 1010 212
BOOK DISCOUNT FOR SOCIETY MEMBERS
Royal Jews: a thousand years of Jewish life in and
around the Royal County of Berkshire by Jonathan Romain
This book covers the surprisingly rich history of Jews in Berkshire, varying from medieval traders to war-time evacuees to the thriving community today. A surprising number of famous names litter the pages, as well as hundreds of others who quietly made their mark. They range from the bomber pilot to the Michelin-starred chef, from the ground-breaking single mother to the controversial radio broadcaster, from the society confidante to the child rescuer, not to mention the stay of Theodor Herzl. It also has a detailed analysis of changing religious trends, such as circumcision, conversion, outmarriage and cremation.
Royal Jews (396 pages and 109 illustrations) costs £15.99, but is available to JHSE members at £9.99 plus £2.77 p&p. Please send a request for the book with your address and a cheque for £12.76 (per copy) payable to ‘Maidenhead Synagogue’ to Maidenhead Synagogue, Grenfell Lodge, Ray Park Road, Maidenhead, Berks SL6 8QX.