Celebrating Liverpool’s Jewish Community

10 November 2014 by Kay

wall of plaques being revealed from behind a curtain

Yesterday I attended a special unveiling of heritage plaques relating to Liverpool’s Jewish Community at King David School, Childwall.

As part of the project, run by The King David and Harold House Foundation, the commemorative plaques and foundation stones were rescued from the Liverpool Hebrew School, the King David High and Primary Schools and Harold House, dating back to 1841. Intricate resin copies were produced for the display.

foundation stone plaque, with inscription in  HebrewTwo of the original foundation stones relating to the opening of the Liverpool Jewish Youth Centre Harold House, by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, 20th July 1965, were recently kindly donated to the Museum of Liverpool by the Foundation.

The event also included a film presentation which helped to reveal the stories of the people behind the plaques, and drama students from Liverpool John Moores University staged a performance highlighting the fact that the Joe H Makin Drama Centre, 1 Hope Place, where they are based, was originally the Hebrew School.

You can find out more about the Liverpool Jewish Community in our free trail (pdf).

plaque from the opening of the Liverpool Jewish Youth Centre


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