Leeds Jewish History

Series of articles exploring the story of the Jewish community in Leeds – click a title to read more

Research guides

Jewish Leeds

A Brief History of the Leeds Jewish Community

Part I (exploration of historical sources)

Part II (religion and welfare services)

Part III (culture and sport in the community)

Part IV (people and places)

Other articles

Dr. Isaac Hipshon (playwright and novelist, aka Alan Peters)

Harris Sumrie (ready-made clothing pioneer)

A History of Jewish Theatre in Leeds

The Jacob Kramer Collection

The Maurice Rosenbaum Letters: A Leeds Connection

Oswald Mosley and Leeds: The Battle of Holbeck Moor

When Football Did Come Home (Alderman Joshua Walsh, Lord Mayor of Leeds)

Leeds Leylands’ Life (article by Russell Croft – link redirects to an external site)

Jewish Family History (links to genealogy resources)

The Wiener Holocaust Library (London-based archive)