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Who We Are

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 Essex, Leeds, Liverpool, Herts and Middlesex, Sussex and Jerusalem.

The JHSE hold 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.

The JHSE publishes lectures, book reviews and occasional papers in its annual transactions known as Jewish Historical Studies.

The JHSE promotes the study of, and encourages research into, Anglo-Jewish history, and of communities connected with it.

The JHSE responds to enquiries, from members and non-members, about aspects of Anglo-Jewish history.

The JHSE is presided over by Miri Rubin, a Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London.

The Team
  • Officers

  • Executive Committee

  • Council

  • Vice Presidents

Officers

Officers
  • President: Prof. MIRI RUBIN
  • Chair of Council: Prof. MIRI RUBIN
  • Honorary Treasurer: IAN COBDEN

Executive Committee

Executive Committee
  • Prof. MIRI RUBIN (Chair of Council)
  • Prof. MICHAEL BERKOWITZ
  • IAN COBDEN
  • DAVID JACOBS
  • RACHEL KOLSKY
  • Prof. TONY KUSHNER
  • MICHAEL SCHRAER
  • DAWN WATERMAN

Council

Council
  • Prof. MIRI RUBIN (President and Chair of Council)
  • Prof. MICHAEL BERKOWITZ
  • Dr. PIET VAN BOXEL
  • Prof. GEOFFREY CANTOR
  • IAN COBDEN
  • KEN COLLINS
  • MICHAEL CROOK
  • BRYAN DIAMOND
  • GODFREY GOULD
  • DAVID JACOBS
  • Dr. MICHAEL JOLLES
  • RACHEL KOLSKY
  • Prof. TONY KUSHNER
  • SHEILA LASSMAN
  • DAVID MAZOWER
  • MARCUS ROBERTS
  • Rabbi Dr. JONATHAN ROMAIN, MBE
  • MALCOLM SENDER
  • MICHAEL SCHRAER
  • Rabbi Dr. NORMAN SOLOMON
  • Dr. BERNARD SPENCER
  • VERITY STEELE
  • CHARLES TUCKER
  • DAWN WATERMAN

Vice Presidents

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