Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites? #unitedkingdom


asbury8@...
 

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.

I know there are sites in Glasgow, but chances are I will not have the time
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.

Thank you!

T Segal
outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


N.Landau@...
 


Subject: Edinburgh, Scotland...Jewish sites?
From: Asbury8@aol.com
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
congregations
has interesting information about the history and current life of Jews in
the
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
time
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 http://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Edinburgh.htm 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
http://www.ehcong.com/. 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)


Philip Freidenreich
 

David Daiches, the son of Rabbi Dr. Daiches, wrote a
memoir entitiled "Two Worlds, A Jewish Childhood in
Edinburgh," Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York,
1954, Library of Congress Number 56-6656.

Phil Freidenreich


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)