Liverpool 2 day tour on 3rd September 2017
Staying at the Malmaison luxury boutique Hotel on the River Mersey in upgraded rooms with views of the docks, River Mersey and the City
Facing out west towards the New World, the Port of Liverpool was a magnet both for immigrants from Ireland, and emigrants to the West Indies and America. Until the mid-19th century, Liverpool was home to the second largest Jewish community outside London, when Merseyside was fast outstripped by Manchester. The two cities were keen rivals during the Industrial Revolution. Liverpool’s Jewish population has fallen from about 7,500 in 1971 to 2,160 in 2011 (Census). However, the world-class Princes Road Synagogue still stands as eloquent testimony to the contribution of Liverpool’s Jews to the life of the city.
Watch www.chickensoupandscouse.com to see one of the oldest Jewish communities in Britain.
Jewish traders arrived in 1700s and over time new waves of Jewish migration arrived in Liverpool and changed the community further.
It is estimated 9,000,000 passed through Liverpool on the way to the new world, some stayed. Jewish people continue to contribute widely to life in the city and leave their mark.
Join JHTee Tours' 2-day discovery of this fascinating city and its Jewish community who thrived in its environs contributing greatly to the City’s rich history, timed to coincide with the 2017 European Jewish Heritage Day
Our expert guide for the Jewish Tour on Day 1 is Dr Sharman Kadish. She has worked for nearly thirty years in Jewish Heritage conservation and is an internationally recognised expert on Jewish Art and Architecture. She has taught at the Universities of London and Manchester and her books include companion architectural guides Jewish Heritage in England (first edn. 2006) and Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar (2007). Her recent book The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History (Yale University Press 2011) was shortlisted for the American Society of Historians of British Art Prize in 2013. A new edition of her guidebook Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland is now available. See www.jewish-heritage-uk.org/
The afternoon programme will include :-
Walking Tour over 2.5 hours with Dr Sharman Kadish and [kosher] tea at the grade 1 listed Princes Road Synagogue – see picture above
We will visit the former Hope Place Synagogue [now Unity Theatre] and the Victorian Liverpool Hebrew Schools next door
Deane Road Cemetery  now fully restored with half million lottery grant
Liverpool is so rich in attractions that we will let you make your own choice about how to spend the Monday. The array of options include :
Beatles Story Museum
Beatles Tour (including the Caven Club and Penny Lane etc)
Mersey Riverboat Tour
Museum of Liverpool – Includes Liverpool Jewish Community Trail
International Slavery Museum
Walkers Art Gallery and St George's Hall
Tate Liverpool and Albert Dock
Sharing a double or twin room is £145 per person covers Malmaison hotel bed and breakfast upgraded river view rooms and cost of guided tour day 1 only including all museum and Synagogue entrance fees.
Single supplement £50 – Parking next door to hotel at NCP car park is £15 per day so we will recommend sharing transport to hotel. To book guided tour only is £35 pp but only acceptable if there are places left, so please let me have names and e-mail addresses so we can contact you. In the event, there are many bookings for just the guided walk then Dr Sharman Kadish will invite you to attend the guided walk on another date
The trip proceeds once we receive 15 bookings and deposit payments of £50 per person to reserve places – if we fail to get 15 people your deposits are refunded