History of Judaism in Leicester to be explored at event

The history of Judaism in Leicester will be explored at a free public event on Thursday 6 October.

The event, organised by the Leicester Hebrew Congregation and the University's Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, aims to provide an update and consultation on the proposed changes to the Leicester Synagogue, which will enable it to continue to provide an important centre for the study of the interesting and rich history of Judaism in Leicester. For the first time, these plans will be presented to a larger public.

The evening will be introduced by Professor Paul Boyle, our President and Vice-Chancellor.

The cooperation between SBC and the Hebrew Congregation is also meant to inspire students to research the rich history of Judaism in Leicester, to write dissertations on related topics, and to participate in the future educational centre in the Synagogue.

The Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a non-profit teaching and research centre within the University of Leicester’s School of History, Politics and International Relations, and it is the oldest Holocaust research centre in the UK.

The free public event, ‘Jewish Leicester!’, takes place on Thursday 6 October at the Leicester Hebrew Congregation, The Synagogue, Highfield Street, Leicester, LE2 1AD from 7:15PM – 8:30PM.