About Us

The Jewish Historical Society of England, the oldest historical and learned society of its kind in Europe

  • Was founded in 1893 by the foremost Anglo-Jewish scholars and communal leaders of the day. Past presidents have included Lucien Wolf, F.D. Mocatta, Israel Zangwill, Cecil Roth and Sir Isaiah Berlin. The society, based in London, has branches in Birmingham, Essex, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Herts and Middlesex, Sussex and Jerusalem.
  • Holds monthly meetings with lectures on a wide range of subjects relating to Anglo-Jewish history. Topics cover Jewish life in Britain from the middle ages to date, and the aim of the society is to make the results of historical scholarship interesting to both a general and specialist audience.
  • Publishes lectures, book reviews and occasional papers in its annual transactions known as Jewish Historical Studies.
  • Promotes the study of, and encourages research into, Anglo-Jewish history, and of communities connected with it.
  • Responds to enquiries, from members and non-members, about aspects of Anglo-Jewish history.

Officers

President: Dr. PIET VAN BOXEL
Honorary Treasurer: Dr. ALAN SWARC

Executive Committee

DAVID JACOBS (Chairman)
Prof. MICHAEL BERKOVITZ
Dr. PIET VAN BOXEL
GABRIEL HERMAN
RAPHAEL LANGHAM
SHEILA LASSMAN
Dr. ALAN SWARC

Council

Prof. PHILIP ALEXANDER
Prof. MICHAEL BERKOWITZ
Prof. GEOFFREY CANTOR
Prof. DAVID CESARANI, OBE
BRYAN DIAMOND
ANN EBNER, JP
GODFREY GOULD
JEFFREY GREENWOOD
NIGEL GRIZZARD
GABRIEL HERMAN
DAVID JACOBS
Dr. MICHAEL JOLLES
Prof. TONY KUSHNER
Rabbi Prof. NICHOLAS DE LANGE
SHEILA LASSMAN
ARNOLD S. LEWIS
DAVID MAZOWER
Dr. CESAR MERCHAN-HAMANN
Prof. ADA RAPOPORT-ALBERT
MARCUS ROBERTS
Rabbi Dr. JONATHAN ROMAIN, MBE
Rabbi Dr. NORMAN SOLOMON
Dr. BERNARD SPENCER
Dr. MADELYN TRAVERS
CHARLES TUCKER


Vice-Presidents

Prof. MICHAEL ALPERT
Dr. GERRY BLACK
Dr. PAUL BRAND
MALCOLM BROWN
JOE HILLABY
Dr. ANTHONY JOSEPH
RAPHAEL LANGHAM
Rabbi Dr. ABRAHAM LEVY, OBE
STEPHEN MASSIL
Prof. AUBREY NEWMAN
Prof. STEFAN C. REIF
Prof. WILLIAM RUBINSTEIN
EDGAR SAMUEL
Prof. BERNARD WASSERSTEIN

Head Office

The Jewish Historical Society of England
33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AP
Registered Charity No. 217331
Email:  info@jhse.org
Tel/Fax: 020 7723 5852

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