Re: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #unitedkingdom


Nick <tulse04-news1@...>
 

<Asbury8@aol.com> wrote in message news:58b.65fb735.32aef0af@aol.com...
I will be traveling to Edinburgh shortly. I like to visit Jewish and
Jewish-oriented sites when I travel, but I have not been able to come up
with any in Edinburgh (beyond the two synagogues). Yes, I have contacted
the congregations there by e-mail...still awaiting responses. One of the
congregations has interesting information about the history and current
life
of Jews in the city, but this is not regarding any sites to see.
The Orthodox synagogue and 2 cemeteries are given as "listed" buildings:
Synagogue - Salisbury Road, Newington EH16. (James Miller 1929-32) Listed
Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Sciennes House Place (Braid Place), Causewayside, EH9.
(1820) Listed Scottish B List
Burial Ground - Jewish Section Newington Cemetery, Echobank, EH16. (1867)
Listed Scottish B List

http://www.j-scot.org.uk/Four_Corners/newsletters/06x_4C_11.pdf is the
newsletter of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities.

The Edinburgh Jewish Literary Society goes back to 1888 "with the purpose of
bringing British culture to the Jewish immigrant population of Edinburgh"
http://www.ejls.org/ - a piece of living history!

Nick Landau
London, UK

COHNREICH (Anklam, Germany Krajenka, Poland) ATLAS (Wielkie Oczy (near
Lvov/Lemberg), Poland) WEITZMAN (Cracow), WECHSLER(Schwabach, Germany),
THALHEIMER (Mainbernheim, Germany), KOHN/WEISSKOPF (Wallerstein and
Kleinerdlingen,Germany), LANDAU (only adopted
on leaving Russia/Belarus or later)/FREDKIN (?)
(Gomel, Mogilev, Chernigov, Russia/Belarus)

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