Hull marks its 250th

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY MAR­CUS DYSCH

THE START of 2016 marks the open­ing of the Hull com­mu­nity’s cel­e­bra­tions of the 250th an­niver­sary of Jews set­tling in the city.

A se­ries of events are planned to mark the oc­ca­sion, in­clud­ing pos­si­ble speaker ses­sions, an an­niver­sary lunch, and sou­venir brochure chart­ing the history of Jews in the east York­shire city.

Hull’s first Jewish res­i­dent was recorded as liv­ing in the city in 1766, with a con­tin­u­ous Jewish pres­ence since.

It is hoped past mem­bers of the com­mu­nity will also re­turn to Hull to join lo­cal dig­ni­taries at a spe­cial lunch to mark the land­mark. A visit from Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis is an­other op­tion be­ing dis­cussed. A one-day con­fer­ence — The Jews of Hull — will also in­clude a sou­venir brochure with mes­sages from those who grew up in the city or have lived there in the past.

For fur­ther de­tails, or to take part in events, con­tact info@hull­he­brew­con­gre­ga­tion.co.uk or write to 30 Pryme Street, Hull HU10 6SH.

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