Re: Jewish community around Oxford #unitedkingdom
John Berman <john_berman@...>
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As far as I'm aware the first Jewish Community was established around 1842.
Today as you as you probably there are 2 active congregations:
Oxford Jewish Congregations
Oxford Jewish Congregation (Progressive Group)
The Bodlean Library in oxford (http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/)does hold Jewish
Marriage Records >from 1850
From: Ellen Cleary [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 09 July 2002 13:13
To: JCR-UK RSIG
Subject: [jcr-uk] Jewish community around Oxford
I welcome this new SIG. Hello to everyone.
My great grandfather, according to family legend, left Prussia to go to
England and study at Oxford. I know that Jews were not allowed to
matriculate at Oxford in the 1850's, so it comes as no surprise that I can't
document his being there.
But I am curious. Was there a Jewish community in the vicinity of Oxford in
the 1850's? I'd appreciate learning more about this, if you have some
knowledge about this to share.
Ellen Barnett Cleary