The Jewish Historical Society England operates out of local branches in the following areas:

  • London
  • South London, Kent & Surrey
  • Essex
  • Sussex

 Chaired by Michael Crook, a retired Chartered Surveyor, who specialised in Town Planning work for major companies, and advised Local and National Government for over 45 years. His family history in Brighton and association with the town’s Middle Street Synagogue goes back over 125 years. He was co-editor of the Anthology of the Brighton & Hove Jewish Community 1766-2016, published by JHSE to celebrate 250 years since the first record of a Jewish resident in Brighton.

  • Herts and Middlesex
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool

Chaired by John Cowell, a retired librarian, born Blackpool, now living in Southport.   His interest in Jewish history and family history has been developed in retirement, resulting in three books, on the Jewish communities in Preston, Bolton and Southport, the second with Hilary Thomas. He lived in Poland 1992 to 1994, and explored many of the Jewish areas, including Warsaw, Lodz, Lublin and Majdanek.

  • Jerusalem

To make contact with, or inquiries about your local branch, please get in touch with us using our contact form.

Details of the events hosted by these branches will be posted on our Events page


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