Sharman Kadish a historian, scholar, author and preservationist of Jewish history brings alive the rich history and architectural importance of Bradford’s iconic Synagogue and its relationship to Bradfords changing Jewish community. The grade II listed building is for many one of the most notable examples in British synagogue architecture of the 19th century fashion for ‘orientalism’. Its story though takes a number of twist as this sephardic or eastern influenced synagogue design was built for Bradfords then growing German Jewish community. Now it serves a small community and is a building in decline, Dr Kadish asks how will this historically important place of worship survive Bradfords changing demographics.
Please note this venue is inaccessible for wheelchair users and people with mobility challenges.