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The Leeds Jewish Representative Council

Practical info

Type of location: Jewish Community / Center

The Leeds Jewish Representative Council

311 Stonegate Road, Leeds, LS17 6AZ

+44 (0) 0113 218 5869


Historical description


There are less than 10000 Jews living in the Yorkshire town of Leeds. They began arriving around 1840 and, in increasing numbers, between 1881 and 1905 as a result of persecution in Russia. The town had a flourishing wool industry and, in 1885, was the scene of the ... Read more