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


Subject: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites?
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 12:34:39 EST
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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
has interesting information about the history and current life of Jews in
city, but this is not regarding any sites to see.

I know there are sites in Glasgow, but chances are I will not have the
to leave Edinburgh.

Alas, there just might not be anything of Jewish interest for me to see in
Edinburgh...but I thought I would ask JewishGenners in this forum.
See on the Edinburgh
community. There are now just two synagogues - one Orthodox and Liberal. I
have been to the Orthodox synagogue and I am sure that if you went there on
a Friday night or on Saturday morning you would be made very welcome. See You would then be able to meet the current members
of the community who would no doubt have links to the past and bring alive
the history that you are interested in.

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

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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