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 BRICK LANE USED TO BE THE JEWISH CENTRE OF LONDON
TODAY IT IS MAINLY PEOPLE FROM BANGLADESH. THE FAMOUS BLOOMS IN WHITECHAPEL IS NOW A BURGER BAR. NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THE RUDEST WAITERS IN BRITAIN HAVE GONE!   YOU HAVE TO LOOK ELSEWHERE IN LONDON FOR KOSHER RESTAURANTS- SO IF MAMA ISN'T AVAILABLE TO COOK FOR YOU......BELOW FIND A LIST OF SOME OF THE RESTAURANTS, KOSHER FOOD STORES , KOSHER RECIPES AND A SEPARATE SECTION ON THE LONDON BEIGEL.

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A damning indictment of the UK's dismissal of their obligations to its own children as well as its vulnerable disabled.  Whilst children in the UK are plunged into poverty and near starvation, the UK government pretends to be 'saving the 3rd world' from starvation and injustice.  The ultimate and cruel hypocrisy of today's Britain as one of the world's richest economies, we join the USA in hiding the truth of what really is happening.  We too have soup kitchens, and church charities providing food for hungry families, 200 of them within 60 miles of where I live..  Save the world's children dismiss your own.  The UK gave £80m to Africa recently, that was to buy influence away from China.  Madness, and completely immoral.
In the 30’s and 40’s, we fought for children’s right to adequate nutrition in the UK. Our campaigning was a success: the Education Act of 1944 made it compulsory that all schools in the UK provide milk to children under the age of 18. We continue fight for children in the UK today by supporting some of the most vulnerable children and families. Right now, 1.6 million children live in severe poverty in the UK. Our programmes make sure children living in poverty get off to the best possible start in education, and we’re making sure they get the essentials they need - a hot meal, blankets, a warm bed.

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Matzo CrackersMatzosAn Open Message to the leading Supermarkets: Asda, Morrisons, Sainsburys & Tesco.  We are based in Taunton, Somerset. You all carry Matzos in your stores. However they are all marked " Not For Passover Use". Please could you provide Matzos for Passover use during Passover.
We are pleased to say that Tesco's have replied as below- there has been no response from the others mentioned.
From Tescos:
"Thank you for your patience while I have been investigating this matter. The points raised in your e-mail have been discussed at length with our Buying Manager for this area of our business. She was equally disappointed to learn of your concerns and she  has also asked me to pass on her apologies. She explained that although each of our stores had a product plan for Passover and were sent specific Passover stock, it appears that in a number of stores the non-Passover stock  was not removed from sale and replaced with the appropriate stock. I can only apologise that more care was not taken.
Our Buying Manager explained that although some of our stores had changed the stock over correctly, a number of our stores made the same mistake due to a lack of knowledge around Passover. She explained that they have already put several plans in place to prevent this from happening again next year, including sending out a brief to each of our stores in the lead up to Passover and providing more detailed instructions around stock placement.
Once again, please accept my sincere apologies for the undoubted frustration that this matter has caused. I do appreciate why you were unhappy and I would like to reassure you that we will do our utmost to prevent this from happening again.
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to bring this matter to the attention of our Chief Executive.
Kind Regards
Nick Johnson
Customer Service Executive"
Update the elusive Matsos have failed to appear in Taunton so far this April 2011. Still who knows how the world works- Burger King are making a feature of their pancakes throughout Lent! and in New York you can get-      
                                             
 
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London is not just the capital of England, it also happens to be the Jewish capital, with over 200,000 members of the tribe living in the metropolis. But while London may not have as many Jewish sights and facilities as its New York cousin, it’s the quality that London Jews are proud of, not the quantity. Over the years, the Jews of London have divided into two distinct groups – the North London Jews and the Essex Jews. North London Jews have built up their own clique and social life, while Essex Jews have done pretty much the same in their own territory, and neither would ever admit to visiting the other’s ‘hood. Not so much gangland warfare as invert social snobbery, with North London’s middle-class Jews poking fun at Essex’s working-class Jews, and the Jews of Essex poking fun at their North London cousins. That’s not to say there’s no wealth among the Essex Jewish community – far from it. Some of Britain’s richest Jews live in the area, including electronics tycoon Alan “Amstrad” Sugar. North London Jews live in some of London’s wealthiest areas, such as Regents Park, St John’s Wood (aka St Jew’s Wood) and millionaires’ row The Bishops Avenue in East Finchley, Media tycoon and adult TV channel owner Richard Desmond has his pad here. Want to get a taste of the sights and sounds – and a few smells – of London Jewish life? Here's the essential stuff to do. Visit Golders Green and pig out. This North London landmark is home to the largest selection of kosher eateries. Whether your passion is a shwarma or KFC-style chicken, there’s something for everyone.
The Jews in London

Something happened in 1656 that was "good news" for Jews - but what was it? To understand, we must look back before Oliver Cromwell and the "Whitehall conference" of that year, the event popularly considered the turning point.

In the late 13th century, the small Jewish community that existed in England became less useful to the monarch after it was hammered by successive rounds of swingeing taxation.

Edward I decreed in July 1290 that all Jews should leave England by 1 November. Apart from a small number in the Domus Conversorum (House of Converts) in Chancery Lane, that is exactly what happened.

A few centuries later, Jews in Europe faced a new threat from the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions.

Jewish refugees fled the Iberian Peninsula during the 15th and 16th centuries, seeking safer realms away from religious persecution.

By coincidence, in England, there was a king who found a different point of view useful. Henry VIII imported Jewish rabbinical advisors to help find a Biblical way out of his marriage to Katherine of Aragon, the first of his six wives. He also welcomed Italian Jewish musicians to his court.

And from the mid 16th century onwards, Jews entered England as Spanish and Portuguese merchants. They lived a double life: practising their true faith in secret while in public attending Lutheran churches.

Somehow they managed to observe feasts, fast-days and some dietary laws.

 

Even though their Jewishness was tacit knowledge in London and Bristol, a blind eye was turned to their private religious activities.


 

There was no Inquisition in England. In fact, Jews became a useful political tool for an English court at odds with Spain and Portugal. The throne found it was able to make good use of these exotic merchants with their overseas contacts.

It is impossible to say how many such "conversos" lived in England - perhaps they numbered no more than 100 at any one time - but without a synagogue or official recognition, they did not constitute a community.

In Rabbi Menasseh ben Israel, a scholar, publisher and ambassador for Jews, petitioned Oliver Cromwell in 1656, asking for his community to have the right to settle. That petition was a catalyst for change.

By the time of the Whitehall conference called to decide the issue, those in favour of the Jews may have had millenarian or mercantile aspirations, while those against, cited theology and the fear of competition.

The result was inconclusive - but perhaps the fact that the debate took place at all effected a change in the climate of tolerance.

Crucially, the conference accepted that the1290 Edict of Expulsion applied only to Jews resident in England at that date; technically there was no barrier to resettlement.

Furthermore, the renewed hostilities with Spain meant that it was safer to come out as a Jew than be taken for a Spaniard in London.

And so, in December 1656 Antonio Fernandes Carvajal, the leader of a small group of settlers, acquired land for a Jewish cemetery, a public statement of existence.

In 1657 his hitherto private synagogue in Creechurch Lane was extended to accommodate an influx of worshippers - and in 1659, his memorial service was attended by Samuel Peyps.

Ashkenazi Jews from Germany and Poland founded their first synagogue in 1692 in Broad Street, Mitre Square.

The magnificent Spanish and Portuguese Jews' synagogue in Bevis Marks, a road in the City of London, followed in 1701.

Despite intermittent attempts by some clerics and city merchants to have Jews banished once more, the presence of the small community appeared secure. The small group had become a community.

In the 350 years since the Whitehall conference, the relationship between the Jews and the host community has not always run smoothly.

The Jew Bill of 1753, drafted to enable foreign Jews to naturalise, met with violent opposition and had to be axed.

Civil rights came at a snail's pace in the 19th century - although that it is true for Catholics and dissenters too.

Today, most Jews in Britain regard themselves both as integrated citizens with a rich historical and cultural background.

But the fact that anti-Semitism remains alive - while more recent immigrants find themselves demonised by a bigoted minority - demonstrates that although Britain has become an increasingly multicultural society, there remains, in some quarters, an innate suspicion of difference.

Nevertheless, 2006 marked 350 years during which Jews have found somewhere they could come and find their feet, whether they were fleeing Russian pogroms in the 19th century, or the Nazis in the 20th. And that is something worth celebrating.


As reported by the BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/5341424.stm

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Discover the Vanishing Jewish East End of London

The fantacinating history of the area is detailed in, Exploring the Vanishing Jewish East End, which included an nostalgic introduction by writer, actor and director Steven Berkoff, an East End resident and son of a Stepney tailor.  The two self guided walks also introduce places that have been home to, and inspired, Jewish writers, artists and entertainers such as Bud Flangan. Amongst the wealth of history, pockets of thriving contemporary Jewish life are not forgotten with one walk leading to Rinkoffs, the only remaining Jewish Bakers in the East End, where visitors can indulge in a slice of delicious cheesecake.


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Immigrant seder
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Immigrant * seder
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 67.5
Newly arrived Jewish immigrants had a tendency to create close-knit, distinctive communities. They wanted to live and work near to their fellow Jews, especially * landsleit - people from the same original village - and within walking distance of a * synagogue, ritual baths and * kosher food shops. The language of the newcomers was * Yiddish.

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map of Jewish East London
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Russell and Lewis's map of Jewish East London, 1900, shows street by street the density of Jewish settlement.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 2002.25
The immigrants settled in inner city areas like the East End of London, the Leylands in Leeds, Strangeways in Manchester and the Gorbals in Glasgow.

In 1880 there were around 46,000 Jews in London, but by 1900 this figure had almost trebled to 135,000, and most were living within the two square miles of the East End.

In 1889 Charles Booth observed:

The newcomers have gradually replaced the English population in whole districts, Hanbury Street, Fashion Street, Pelham Street, and many streets and lanes and alleys have fallen before them; they have introduced new trades as well as new habits and they live and crowd together.
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On 25 January 1911, the London Evening Standard published the first of a series of long Catarticles on 'the alien problem'.
By 1900 many of these streets were entirely Jewish. To non-Jews, the new arrivals presented a curious spectacle - they spoke a foreign language, wore different clothes, ate strange-smelling foods and practised an unfamiliar religion. Many non-Jews were horrified by what they saw as an 'alien invasion'. In his book Living London, GR Sims describes Whitechapel in 1904:

It is its utterly alien aspect which strikes you first and foremost. For the Ghetto is a fragment of Poland torn off from Central Europe and dropped haphazard into the heart of Britain.
By settling in tight-knit communities, the Jews were creating an environment for themselves in which they could retain their distinctive culture and tradition and slowly adapt to the difficulties of life in a new, often hostile, country. The East End historian William Fishman gives his own description of Jewish life in the teeming streets of Whitechapel:

The Jews formed their own self-contained street communities with workshops, * stiebels and all-purpose stores where the men would gather on Sundays to discuss the '* rabbi's' sermon, politics and local scandal. On Fridays, the eve of * Sabbath, the cloistered alleys and thoroughfares came to life as candles blazed from the front parlours of shabby one-storeyed cottages or tenements.



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Immigrant home
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Cramped conditions in an immigrant home.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 779.1
The immigrants were settling in areas already characterised by poverty and overcrowding. The flow of new arrivals only worsened the conditions of severe overcrowding, dirt and lack of sanitation.

In 1884, The Lancet reported the case of a Jewish potato dealer who lived with his wife, five children and a huge pile of potatoes in one room which measured only five yards by six! But the demand for accommodation, regardless of how bad it was, kept rents high.

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'Jewesses taking the air'
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'Jewesses taking the air'
* Moving Here catalogue reference (LMA) SC/PHL/02/953/79/6356
The Jewish Board of Guardians, an organisation set up in 1859 to help the 'strange poor', tried to relieve the worst conditions. Other wealthy Jews pressed for improvements in the form of model tenement blocks.

In 1885 Lord Rothschild and others formed the Four-Percent Industrial Dwellings Company, which aimed to charge fair rents and build flats that were large enough to house families in more than one room. The largest of a series of tenement blocks built by the company were the Rothschild Buildings on Flower and Dean Street, clearing an area known as 'the foulest and most dangerous in the whole metropolis'. Read about Manchester Jewry* .


*Synagogues

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Early morning service at a chevra.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 1997.1p258
* Synagogues were of prime importance in the community life of the new immigrants. The existing synagogues, with their imposing interiors and anglicised services, were not popular with the new arrivals. It was not long before a network of small synagogues, also known as * stiebels or * chevras, sprang up all over the East End and other areas of new Jewish settlement.

The chevras were established in attics, back rooms and even former chapels. They were often named after the town or district in Russia or Poland from which their founders had emigrated, and they not only served as places of worship, but provided welfare help, study and mutual support.

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Inside Philpott Street synagogue.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 194.1
There were an enormous number of small synagogues in areas of dense Jewish population. Families living in the Rothschild Buildings were within walking distance of at least 15 synagogues in the neighbouring streets.

The writer Israel Zangwill* recognised the importance of the synagogue to the Jewish immigrant.

He commented:

They dropped in, mostly in their workday garments and grime, and rumbled and roared and chorused prayers with a zeal that shook the window panes, and there was never a lack of a minyan - the congregational quorum of ten.
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Schewzik's Vapour Baths
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Schewzik's Vapour Baths.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 2002.27
In 1887, Sir Samuel Montagu, the Whitechapel MP, founded the Federation of Synagogues, which incorporated most of the East End chevras. By 1900, the Federation's membership was larger than the United Synagogue, which represented the synagogues of the existing Anglo-Jewish establishment.

Before attending synagogue on a Friday night, many men visited a bath-house. A local East End landmark was Schewzik's Vapour Baths in Brick Lane, offering the 'Best Massage in London: Invaluable relief for Rheumatism, Gout, Sciatica, Neuritis, Lumbago and Allied Complaints. Keep fit and well by regular visits'! Reverend Schewzik, the manager of the baths, also conducted Holy Day services at the Great Assembly Hall in Mile End.


* Everyday Life

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A bagel seller on Petticoat Lane
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A bagel seller on Petticoat Lane.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (MOL) IN2236
In the areas where Jews were concentrated, the community became almost entirely self-sufficient. In the East End, for example, the streets were thronged with Jewish shoppers, housewives, and children running errands. Everything they needed was available from the thriving street market centred round Petticoat Lane or the many small grocery shops selling pickled herring, smoked salmon and onion bread, which were often open till midnight.

Nearly all the shopkeepers and stallholders were Jewish. There was even a herd of cows just off the Whitechapel Road that supplied * kosher milk.

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Kosher Labels
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Kosher wine and grocery labels.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (MOL) 2002.128/52
The established Jewish community frowned on the use of * Yiddish and encouraged the use of English as much as possible.

But among the newly-arrived community Yiddish predominated:

  • Shop signs and posters were in Yiddish
  • A range of Yiddish language newspapers and books were published
  • Yiddish theatre productions thrived.
From the late-1890s, the Pavilion Theatre in Whitechapel Road showed Yiddish language plays, and Yiddish theatre was its principal attraction from 1906 until its closure in 1935.


* Community Support

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Nightingale House
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Residents at Nightingale House, a home for elderly Jews in Wandsworth.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (LMA) LCC/PH/GEN/4/253
During the 19th century, many charities were set up for the welfare of the community. The Jewish Board of Guardians, founded in 1859, provided help for those who had been in the country for over six months, prompted by both humanitarian motives and a reluctance to see Jews becoming a burden on the state.

The immigrants also wanted to look after each other in times of trouble, and set up charities such as the Russian Jews Benevolent Society in Manchester. Hundreds of * friendly societies, often associated with individual synagogues, were also established, as were homes for the aged, orphanages, and day nurseries.

A Jewish hospital movement led to the opening of the Manchester Victoria Memorial Jewish Hospital in 1904, and eventually the London Jewish Hospital in 1921.


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Speeches at a * bar mitzvah party for a member of Tottenham Hebrew Congregation c.1965, with the Reverend Chazen standing far left. The congregation peaked at over 400 members in the mid-1950s, but has since declined
* Moving Here catalogue reference (HMA) ldbcm2002.65
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A new community establishes itself: the order of service for the laying of the foundation stone at the New Synagogue, Greenbank Drive, Liverpool 1936
* Moving Here catalogue reference (LRO) 296 NHC 30/4 (6)
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The playground at Darley School in Leeds c.1895, with a number of Jewish boys wearing * kippahs
* Moving Here catalogue reference (WYAS) WYL5043/13/1
The problem of overcrowding began to improve in the early 20th century as Jewish families started to move away from the East End. The first step up the ladder was to adjacent areas like Hackney, Dalston and Islington, and then to the more suburban areas, such as Golders Green, Hendon, Cricklewood and Ilford that opened up with the expansion of the underground railway. As Jews moved into these areas, synagogues were founded, and the structure of a Jewish community became established.

Outside London, the settlement of Jewish families followed a similar pattern, with movement away from the inner cities into more desirable areas like Cheetham Hill in Manchester or Chapeltown in Leeds.


* Refugees from Nazism

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Memories of home
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Memories of home: The first page of Gina Bauer's memories of life in Austria, written at Harris House, 1939-40
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) Gina Bauer
The 50,000 or so Jewish refugees from central Europe who settled in England after fleeing from Hitler had a very different experience from their counterparts 50 years earlier. At first, many were scattered all over the country:

* Kindertransport children were first housed together in Dovercourt Camp on the outskirts of Harwich in Essex, but were then separated and sent on to foster homes and hostels all over Britain:

  • Women arriving on domestic visas might find themselves employed in houses anywhere in the country
  • Children were evacuated, and many men were imprisoned as * enemy aliens during the war years
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Refugees
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Refugees outside Swiss Cottage station, London.
* Moving Here catalogue reference (JML) 1341.1
The refugees soon began to cluster in particular areas, principally along the Finchley Road in North-West London, rather than the East End in which earlier generations of new arrivals had been concentrated. Many found homes in other cities like Manchester and Leeds. The new settlers had the support of immigrants from similar backgrounds, and organisations such as the Association of Jewish Refugees, founded in 1941, to help them settle in to their new life. They would be joined after the war by refugees scattered by evacuation, internment and war service, and in their turn helped them to settle in.

With its * émigré clubs and coffee houses, the Finchley Road area took on a Jewish character of its own, and bus conductors would call out 'Passports please' or 'Finchleystrasse' as the buses stopped there!

As Jews became more integrated into English society, they left behind the distinctive Eastern European flavour of their first areas of settlement. Today, there are very few Jewish people left in those parts, which have taken on a new character as immigrants from other parts of the world have moved in. The external Spitalfields and Whitechapel area of London, for example, is now home to a thriving Bangladeshi community, and what were once synagogues have been turned into * mosques.


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london beth din
J Grodzinski & Daughters
91 Dunsmure Road, Stamford Hill, London, N16
020-8802-4165
Pastries
Dairy
london beth din
J Grodzinski & Daughters
9 Northways Parade Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3
020-7722-4944
Pastries
Dairy
london beth din
Josepha White
7 Kings Drive, Edgware, London, Middx
0208-958-6594
Deli
local rabbi/vaad
Kadimah Hotel
146 Clapton Common, London
0208-800-5960
International
Dairy and Meat
london beth din
Kaifeng
51 Church Road, Hendon, London
081-203-7888
Chinese
Meat
london beth din
Kay's Delicatessen
2 Princes Parade, Golders Green Road, London, NW11
(020) 8458-3756
Deli
Dairy and Meat
kedassia
Kinneret
313 Hale Lane, Edgware, HA8 7AX
0208 958 4955
Israeli
Meat and Parve
Federation of Synagogues, London
Kosher Fried Chicken
122 Golders Green Road, London, NW11
0208-209-0232
Fast food
Meat
london beth din
Kosher King
223 Golders Green Road, London, NW11
0208-455-1429
Deli
Dairy and Meat
london beth din
Kosher Paradise
10 Ashbourne Parade, Temple Fortune, Finchley Road, London, NW11
0208-455-2454
Deli
Dairy and Meat
packed meals
La Fiesta
239 Golders Green Road, London, NW11
020-8458-0444
Argentinean Grill
Meat
london beth din
La Maison du Cafe
20 Golders Green Rd, Golders Green, London, NW11 8LL
0208 731 6661
Cafe / Bakery
Dairy and Parve
Sephardi Kashrut Authority, London
Lemonade
87 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4
0208 201 5222
Mixed
Meat and Parve
Sephardi Kashrut Authority, London
Leveyuson
47A Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4
0208-202-7834
Fish
Parve
london beth din
London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House, 94-96 North End Road, London, NW11 7SX
0208 457 5000
Cafe / Bakery
Dairy and Parve
Sephardi Kashrut Authority, London
M & D Grodzinski
223 Golders Green Road, London, NW11
0208-458-3654
Pastries
Dairy
kedassia
Mama'a Restaurant
53 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4
0208 202 5444
Mixed
Meat and Parve
Federation of Synagogues, London
Marcus's
5 Hallswelle Parade, Finchley Road, London, NW11
020-8458-6690
Chinese
Meat
london beth din
Met Su Yan Restaurant
134 Golders Green Rd, Golders Green, London, NW11
0208 458 8088
Chinese
Meat and Parve
Federation of Synagogues, London

Olive
224 Regents Park Road, Finchley, N3 3HP
Tel: 020 8343 3188  Fax: 020 8371 6582
Meat kosher restaurant
Solly's Exclusive
146-150 Golders Green Road, London, NW11
0208-455-2121
Israeli
Meat
london beth din


Steve's Kosher Delicatessen
5 Canons Corner, London, Middlesex
0208-958-9446
Jewish Traditional
Dairy and Meat
london beth din


Sushikoshi
Japanese Take Away Service, London, **
0208 455 0813
Japanese Sushi
Dairy and Parve
Federation of Synagogues, London


Taboon Bakery
17 Russell Parade, Golders Green Road, London, NW11
0208-455-7451
Pastries
Dairy
london beth din


Tasti Pizza
23 Amhurst Parade (Amhurst Park), Stamford Hill, London, N16
020-8802-0018
Israeli
Dairy
kedassia


Tasti Pizza
252 Golders Green Road, London, NW11
44-0208-209-0023
Pizza and more
Dairy
kedassia


Tavlin Restaurant
Belmont Parade, Finchley Rd, Golders Green, London, NW11
(020) 8458 1999
Chinese
Meat
kedassia


The Burger Bar
110 Regents Park Road, Finchley, Londin, N3 3JG
0208 371 1555
International
Meat
Federation of Synagogues, London


The Cake Company Cafי
Basement 3-4 Sentinal Square London, London, NW4 2EL
0208-202-2327
Cafe / Bakery
Dairy
london beth din


The White House
10 Bell Lane, Hendon, London, NW4 2AD
0208-203-2427
Oriental
Meat
london beth din


Uncle Shloimie's
204 Stamford Hill, Stamford Hill, London, N16
0208-802-9355
Jewish Traditional
Meat
kedassia


Woodberry Down Bakeries Ltd
47 Brent Street, London, NW4
0208-202-9962
Pastries
n/a


Le SaltbeefIf you are not listed- Call us on+44 (0)845 868 2810     FAX: +44 (0)845 862 1954 or  email
Knees Up
LE SALTBEEF ADORED BY BEEFEATERS  - NOT KOSHER BUT NICE - HARRY MORGAN'S
 http://www.harryms.co.uk/

Established in 1948 by Harry Morgan, a local butcher, this once tiny takeaway deli is now the largest and most famous New York Style Deli Restaurant in London.With branches in St Johns Wood, the West End & Knightsbridge, Harry Morgan has built up a reputation for being the only place to go for freshly made deli sandwiches and salads.  Harry Morgan was voted ‘The Best Chicken Soup in London’ by the Sunday Times and also nominated two years running (2004 & 2005) in the Evening Standard Restaurant Awards for the top 5 best value restaurants in London. As its reputation has grown, Harry Morgan has almost become as well known for its celebrity clientele as for its renowned deli style foods.


29-31 St. Johns Wood High Street,
London NW8 7NH
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 T: 020 7722 1869
 E: enquiries@harryms.co.uk

80 Seat Restaurant with Separate takeaway section.
18 Seats outside. Mon – Fri 9am to 10.30pm Sat – Sun 10am to 10.30pm
6 Marketplace, Oxford Circus,
 London W1W 8AF  
 T: 020 7580 4849
E: enquiries@harryms.co.uk

20 Seat Restaurant with Separate takeaway section.
Mon – Fri 8am to 9.00pm Sat – 12pm to 6pm
Harrods Food Hall,
 London SW1  
 T: 020 7730 1234

 E: enquiries@harryms.co.uk
22 Seat Restaurant with Separate takeaway section. Mon – Sun 11am to 7.00pm
Panzer's - Quality - Choice - Service

Panzers Delicatessen

13-19 Circus Road
St John's Wood, London NW8 6PB
Tel: 020 7722 8596

About Panzers Christmas Hampers Christmas Hampers Panzers Deli USA Foods Champagne  

About Us

Panzer's Shop

PANZER'S IS A FAMILY RUN DELI IN ST. JOHN'S WOOD, LONDON ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 50 YEARS.

We have a huge selection of over 5,000 lines, from all over the world. A delicious Deli-Counter with hand-sliced Smoked Salmon, nurtured Cheeses, Charcuterie, Home-Made Salads and Caviar. There is a wide selection of Kosher Foods.

Our CHRISTMAS HAMPERS are luxurious; a mixture of fashionable and traditional. We can process LATE ORDERS running up to Christmas. UK and most European Deliveries are made within 24 hours... The Rest of The World takes a little bit longer.Our Greengrocery Department is one of the Finest in England... always offering fruit and vegetables out of season.We CATER for Corporate Lunches or Private Parties - Platters of meat, fish, cheese, canapés, sushi, salads, sandwiches, fruit salads, cakes, desserts. SPECIALITY KOSHER FOODS

ROYAL GEORGE KOSHER CHEESE in Wiltshire

Coombe Castle International, Corsham Witlshire SN13 9XN
Map Tel: 01225 812712   Web: http://www.coombecastle.com
New to the cheese scene are kosher cheeses from Royal George, the most established and largest producer of kosher cheeses in the UK. Made in a family dairy, the cheeses are certified by the Orthodox Union, providing your guarantee of quality and authenticity. They offer 3 classic British cheeses: cheddar, Double Gloucester and Red Leicester. Call them for your nearest stockist.

DORSET CEREALS LTD

Dorchester Dorset  DT1 3WE Map

Tel: +44 (0) 1305 751000 Fax: +44 (0) 1305 751020  Web: http://www.dorset-cereals.co.uk/


Dorset Cereals Ltd is a family owned company based in Dorchester that was established in 1989. They are currently the only company in the UK specialising exclusively in the manufacture of muesli. All of their products are suitable for vegetarians and vegans, kosher certified, GMO free and have no added sugar or salt.
Super High Fibre Cereal contains toasted, malted wheatflakes, black raisins, toasted oatflakes, dates, coconut, sunflower seeds, chopped apricots and roasted hazelnuts.
Luxury Muesli is packed with black raisins, toasted wheatflakes, barleyflakes, apricots, pineapple, dates, brazil nuts and almonds.
In addition to these their range includes Dorset Muesli, Deluxe Muesli, Strawberry & Cherry Crunchand Raspberry & Banana Crunch
Available at good food stores.

Birmingham

Birmingham, in the English Midlands, is the second largest city in England, with a population of approximately one million.  In the vicinity of Birmingham are a number of towns whose Jewish communities have looked to the Birmingham community for support or shares facilities, including Walsall immediately to Birmingham's northwest and Solihull immediately to Birmingham's southeast.  Until 1974, Birmingham, Solihull and Walsall were county boroughs, the first two in the county of Warwickshire and Walsall in the county of Staffordshire. Each then became metropolitan boroughs within the newly created metropolitan county of West Midlands (the areas of Solihull and Walsall being increased at the time by the incorporation of adjoining areas).  These metropolitan boroughs became unitary authorities in 1986, when West Midlands lost its administrative county status, becoming purely a ceremonial and geographical county.  Solihull had been an urban district until 1964, when it received county borough status.

Birmingham Hillel House 26 Somerset Road Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2QD Tel : 0121 454 5684 or 0121 455 8116   Website: http://www.hillel-bhm.fsnet.co.uk/
Mrs Patricia Harris, pat@hillel-bhm.fsnet.co.uk  Tel: 01564 778710
Rabbi Fishel Cohen Tel: 0121 440 1359 Mobile: 07771 653717 Email:
fishel@jchaplaincy.org
Bournemouth
The Bournemouth Jewish community dates back to about 1905, and is one of the larger communities in the UK, partly due to its appeal as a retirement resort.  The town was also very popular as a Jewish holiday resort and, at one time, boasted quite a number of kosher hotels, of which only one or two remain.  A number of Jews also now live in Poole, which forms single conurbation with Bournemouth.  The Jewish Bournemouth District Jewish Representation Council covers a somewhat wider area including Southampton.Bournemouth Jewish hotels consigned to history as Normandie battles on   BOURNEMOUTH Jewish hotels from the 1940s to the end of the 70s represented the ultimate in luxury and facilities.They offered all-inclusive packages, including top entertainment, full board, afternoon tea and evening tea. Shabbat kiddushim were a highlight in themselves. The hotels boasted first class facilities, including swimming pools.  Many holiday romances developed into lifetime partnerships. Holidays in Bournemouth were as much the province of the rich and famous as of those with less wealth.

The only survivor of the heyday of Jewish hotels is the Normandie which will open only for group bookings after the yomtov period. The great Bournemouth kosher hotel names included the most luxurious of them all, the Green Park, owned by the Marriott and Richman families, the Majestic, run by the legendary Fay Shnyder, the Cumberland, operated by the Felds, the Ambassador, the Langham, East Cliff Manor and East Cliff Court. Until the last couple of decades the Normandie had never been under kashrut supervision, relying on its on-site ministers, among them Rev H Fenigstein and Rev G Phillips, formerly of Liverpool. But its kashrut was unquestioned and many strictly observant Jews stayed there.

There was a period in the early 1980s when the Normandie actually became a non-kosher establishment but in recent years it has enjoyed kedassia supervision.In the 1950s the Normandie was owned by the Myers family, subsequently by Mr and Mrs Gershon Lee and then by their daughter Belle Keyne and her husband Lou. The Keynes, who lived on site, eventually joined forces with Mr and Mrs Ron Fisher. Jonathan Keyne recalled: "My parents bought the hotel when I was about nine or 10 and I lived there until I was 18. "It was a very different kind of upbringing because every couple of weeks there would be new groups coming in and that affected the way you interact with other people. "From my point of view, it had a fantastic garden, a putting green and a swimming pool. I knew nothing different at that age so I just got used to it. "We used to have our meals in the dining room with everyone else, so it was nice to get away from the crowds and have meals on our own. "My parents were also on call all the time, which I never thought of as a problem but it did make it harder to get away. "Therefore, my parents made an extra effort, especially at weekends, to go somewhere else. "My mother was quite an icon in the hotel as she was very good at looking after the guests. "I'm sure she would have been a major memory of the hotel to anyone who stayed at that time. "We also had a golden retriever called Simon who all the kids used to love to play with. "But ever since my parents sold the hotel, I had no feelings for it."

Jonathan's brother Simon also has happy memories of the Normandie. "It was an interesting life living in the hotel. I moved there just after my barmitzvah in about 1958 during the heyday of the Jewish hotels and it was a very buzzy place," he recalled. "There were so many thriving hotels and the youngsters used to go from one to another. In those days, there were very high standards in the Normandie and there was a lovely garden and lovely food. "In fact, I remember there being masses of food and the Shabbat kiddushes were very popular - if you were young, you'd get crushed in the stampede for the kiddush. "At certain times of the year it used to get very busy and the same people used to come each year with their families. They used to book their next trip before they left. "The staff were very loyal and the hotel was well run by my parents."Every year there were cricket and football matches, and we also used to play putting, table tennis, and go swimming. "When it was a good summer, it was the best place in the world. "We also had the most gorgeous dog called Simon - I was Simon Two-Legs and he was Simon Four-Legs. "It was a privilege to be by the sea and, although it's still a nice town, it's not what it used to be."

Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, today minister of Maidenhead Synagogue, was a regular guest during his childhood. "I very much regret the demise of Jewish hotels," he said. "The Normandie was a wonderful institution and attracted Jews from all over the country. It was a wonderful meeting point and I have lots of fond memories there. "I went there for many, many years on family holidays and always used to see the same regular visitors each year. Lou and Bella Keyne, the owners, became like family. "There was a real haimishe atmosphere, kosher facilities and great Jewish social opportunities. "On Shabbat morning, the kiddushes were always lavish and overflowing and the tables sagged under the weight of all the food put out. "There used to be five kosher hotels in Bournemouth that catered for the middle-of-the-road community, but the Normandie was the only one to survive as more Jews started to go abroad on holidays and demand decreased. "It is a sad occasion that it is now closing and it reflects the changing passions of British Jewry."

Brian Lassman was involved with the kosher hotel industry for 25 years - 18 with the Ambassador and seven with the Normandie. He recalled: "When I started in 1969, Bournemouth was the Jewish family holiday destination where people stayed for a week or longer and the children had a fantastic time. "They used to come because they could eat so much and not have to worry about the food being kosher."  Mr Lassman added that during his time as manager, "the Normandie was a different type of Jewish hotel in that it was more religious."More religious people used to like bringing their children as the hotel provides a safe environment with its two acres of gardens. "Separate entertainment for men and women was also provided. "As the years went on and other places became cheaper to go to, the hotels started to decline, although people still came for short breaks and weekends."In the end, though, it became very difficult economically to run, which is why it is closing now."  Mr Lassman added: "It's really sad that there are no kosher hotels left, firstly because I worked in that industry, but secondly because the hotels used to attract families to the area. "Bournemouth is a lovely environment and I'm concerned that the Jewish community in Bournemouth will suffer."

Another veteran of the Bournemouth hotel industry, Geoffrey Feld, recalled that the Ambassador Hotel was the first of the large Jewish hotels when it opened in 1935.It later became the New Ambassador. At one time he owned the Ambassador and the Majestic. "After the war people started to think about family holidays, that was the backbone of the Jewish hotel business," he said. "The family's first choice was sun, sea and sand to get away from the grime and soot of the big cities."Jewish people love to eat and the hotels gave superb service. It was the golden age of British holidaymaking. "Bournemouth really was the place for Jewish families to go to on holiday back then," he reminisced. "There were eight big Jewish hotels in total. "Between them, they could accommodate more than 1,000 people. "Each hotel tried to out-do each other - it was very competitive. "My parents bought the Cumberland in 1949, although I lived in a house nearby. I met a lot of people in the hotel and had a great social life. "Many shidduchim were arranged there and I even met my wife-to-be, Susan, in the bar at the Cumberland. Indeed, many people who I meet today tell me they either met their partners there, or had a honeymoon or anniversary there.  "From after World War II to the 1980s, it was a major part of Anglo-Jewry, especially when it came to the yomim tovim and even the non-Jewish holidays. "It is a shame the Normandie is now closing, but it's a question of supply and demand. "But it does mean the people coming to visit really don't have anywhere to go for a kosher meal or to stay in a kosher establishment."

Mancunian Martin Mann, organiser for nearly 20 years of the annual Esther Rosen trips to the Normandie, recalled: "I used to go to the Green Park Hotel, but when that closed the Normandie was the only Jewish kosher hotel left open. "The highlight of the trip was always the wonderful Shabbat kiddush. "I'm very upset it's closing because it's the last kosher hotel in the country. It is a sad state of affairs that, with so many Jewish people in the country, we don't have a single kosher hotel."

Bournemouth Hillel House 109 Talbot Rd Bournemouth,   Tel: 01202-513-432 Email: eye.dex@virgin.net
Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/south/bournemouth   
Catering: Self-Catering  Contact info: Marilyn Dexter


New Ambassador Hotel,Meyrick Road, East Cliff, Bournemouth
Tel: 01202 555453 Fax: 01202 31107 
Email: sales@newamb.com Hotel: www.newamb.com
Restaurant: http://www.newamb.com/restaurant.html

Jewish Traditional
Meat
london beth din
The Normandie Hotel, 61 manor road Bournemouthm bh1 3hl
Tel:01202 552246 Fax:01202 291178
Email: info@thenormandiehotel.com Website: http://www.thenormandiehotel.com/
Jewish Traditional
Meat
Kedassia
Falafel
Meat kosher restaurant
218 Holdenhurst Rd  BH8 8AX Bournemouth - Dorset, Phone: +44-01202-552-277
 Website: http://www.kosherbournemouth.co.uk


Brighton
The Sussex seaside resort of Brighton (originally known as Brightelstone) and adjoining Hove to its west, on England's south coast, have a population of nearly 250,000. Until 1974, Brighton was a county borough and Hove a the municipal borough in the county of East Sussex. They were then united to form the district of Brighton & Hove in the county of East Sussex. In 1997, Brighton & Hove became a unitary authority. and in 2000 it was granted city status. Brighton & Hove has the fifth largest Jewish community in the United Kingdom, and there exists a Brighton & Hove Jewish Representative Council. There were Jewish residents in Brighton from the second half of the 1700's, the earliest Synagogue (in Jew Street) having been established in 1792. 

Brighton Hillel House 16-18 Harrington Road Brighton, East Sussex  BN1 6RF England Tel: 01273 503450 , 01273 727979
Accommodation:Mrs Doreen Lasky Tel : 01273 551561  Email: lasky150@ntlworld.com
Website: http://www.jewishsussex.com/community/hillel/ http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/south/brighton 
House Committee Chairperson: Mrs Aileen Hill
Tel: 01273 727979
Email: aileen1@hill.as
Bristol

Bristol, the major city of the West of England with a population of about 400,000, is situated near the eastern end of the Bristol Channel and has a short coast line along the southern coast of the channel, facing Wales.  Bristol is unique in having been a city with county status since medieval times (it was named a county borough when the term was created in 1889), with only a short break, from 1974 to 1996, when it became a local government district of the short-lived county of Avon. It regained its independence and county status in 1996, when the county of Avon was abolished and Bristol became a unitary authority.Bristol has had a Jewish presence since at least the 1750's and before that that had been an important Jewish community there in medieval times.

Bristol Hillel House 45 Oakfiled Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BA  Tel: 0117-946-6589, Email: Rachel Lewis ,  rzl@ujshillel.co.uk
Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/south/bristol
Cambridge
The university city of Cambridge, situated in the east of England on the river Cam, has a population of over 100,000.  It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it became a local government district of the administrative county of  Cambridgeshire.
Cambridge Jewish Student Centre 3 Thompson's Lane Cambridge CB5 8AQ Tel: (44) (1223) 354783 Email: cujs_secretary@cujs.org 
Website: http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cujs/index.php?p=map  Kosher Food:
http://www.srcf.ucam.org/cujs/index.php?p=food
Cardiff
Cardiff (in Welsh - Caerdydd), a unitary authority, is the largest city and capital of Wales, with a population of about 300,000.  From 1974 to 1996, it formed the district of Cardiff in the county of South Glamorgan and, prior thereto, it was a county borough in the old county of Glamorganshire.  It lies on the Bristol Channel at the mouth of the river Taff.
Cardiff Hillel House @ Cardif United Synagogue Shul 89 Crwys Road Cathays, Cardiff CF2 4NF Tel : 029 20231114
Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/west/cardiff , http://www.cardiffshul.org/Hillel_House.htm 
Mrs. Lisa Gerson Email : david@gersonfamily.freeserve.co.uk
Edinburgh
Edinburgh is the capital and second largest city in Scotland. It is situated on the east coast of Scotland's central lowlands on the south shore of the Firth of Forth.  Since 1996, the City of Edinburgh, including surrounding villages, has constituted a self-contained unitary local authority, with a population of about 450,000, and from 1975 to 1996 it formed a district of the now defunct Lothian Region. Prior to 1975, Edinburgh was in the traditional county of Midlothian. Although Leith, the port of Edinburgh, had historically been a separate burgh, it has been administered as part of Edinburgh since 1920.

Edinburgh University Jewish Students' Society: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/societies/jsoc/
Edinburgh Hebrew Synagogue
4 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh EH8 Tel 0131 667 3144   President of Synagogue Tel: 0131 668 2910 Rabbi David Rose Tel 0131 668 1279
Sukkat Shalom
Edinburgh Liberal Jewish Community,http://www.eljc.org/.

Glasgow
Glasgow, situated on the river Clyde, in Scotland's west central lowlands, is the largest city in Scotland. Although the City of Glasgow, a self-contained unitary local authority since 1996, has a population of about 630,000, there are approximately 2,100,000 people living in the Greater Glasgow area (which also includes East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, most of East Renfrewshire and part of South Lanarkshire).  From 1975 to 1996, the City of Glasgow and the other areas mentioned were districts of the now defunct Strathclyde Region. Prior to 1975, Glasgow was in the traditional county of Lanarkshire.
Glasgow Hillel House
Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/north/glasgow 
Rabbi Dovid Cohen - dovid@jchaplaincy.org or Gerry Lucas - gerry@ujshillel.co.uk
Leeds

The present boundaries of the officially-named City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in Northern England, date from 1974, when the county borough of Leeds was merged with a number of other localities from West Riding of Yorkshire to form the metropolitan district (later borough) within the then new metropolitan county of West Yorkshire.  Leeds became a unitary authority in 1986 when West Yorkshire lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county. The Leeds Jewish community is the second largest provincial community in Britain (exceeded only by Manchester), currently numbering over 8,000 (out of a total population of approximately for 430,000 for Leeds itself and 730,000 for the whole metropolitan borough).  The community only really became established in 1840, much later than many other communities.  By the 1870's, most of the community lived in, or close to, the very poor Leylands district, which was almost a Jewish ghetto. The Jews gradually moved to the north, partly as a result of slum clearance schemes which started in 1907 and very few were left in Leylands by the late 1930's. They initially settled in the Chapeltown district, and from the 1950's, moved further north to the vicinity of Moortown and the Ring Road (Alwoodley).

Leeds Hillel House 2 Springfield Mount Leeds, LS2 9NE Tel: 0113-244-3211 
Website: Leeds Hillel House , http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/north/leeds
Mrs S Sive Tel : 0113 266 6346 Email : leeds@hillel.co.uk
Mr A Taylor Email: allan.taylor@lineone.net (not in August)


The Vine Restaurant & The Oasis Cafe
The Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Community Centre, 311 Stonegate Road, Leeds LS17 6AZ
Tel: (0113) 218-5833 Fax: (0113) 203 4915 Email: info@mazcc.co.uk 
Website: http://www.mazcc.co.uk/index.php?section=vine&page=food
http://www.mazcc.co.uk/index.php?section=oasis&page=food

Jewish Traditional
Meat
The Leeds Bet Din
Leicester

The historic city of Leicester, in the English East Midlands, lies on the river Soar. The city has a population of about 280,000, although there are over 330,000 people living in the greater Leicester urban area.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the administrative county of  Leicestershire. In 1996, the city of Leicester became a unitary authority.The first records of the modern Jewish community date from 1861, although there had been a community in medieval times.

Leicester Hillel House 3 Ripon St Leicester,     Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/midlands/leicester 
Rocky May  Tel: 0116 270 4333,  r_t_may@yahoo.co.uk
Liverpool

Liverpool, with a population of about 440,000 is major city and port lying on northeast bank of the river Mersey estuary in Northwest England.  Historically in the county of Lancashire, it was a county borough from 1888 until 1974, when it became metropolitan district within the then newly formed metropolitan county of Merseyside.  Liverpool became a unitary authority in 1986 when Merseyside lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.Adjoining Liverpool are a number of other metropolitan boroughs within Merseyside, including Knowsley, formed in 1974 by the merger of the Huyton-with-Roby Urban District Council and several local authorities. Details of any Knowsley congregations are included in the list below.  For other communities in, or closely connected with, Merseyside, see under Sefton (for Bootle, Crosby and Southport), Wirral (for Birkenhead, Hoylake and Wallasey) and Widnes (for Widnes in Halton). The earliest organized Jewish community in Liverpool was in about 1740, of Sephardi Jews, probably connected to the small Sephardi community that had been established in Dublin. This community did not survive and a new Ashkenazi was founded in about 1780, although little is known of its early history. 

Liverpool Hillel House
Morris Datnow Hillel House 12 Greenbank Drive Liverpool, L17 1AW   Tel: 0151-735-0793

& Liverpool Hillel House
101 Ullet Road Liverpool, L17 2AB  Tel : 0151 283 0451 Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/northwest/liverpool 
The Administrator Tel: 0151 280 0551 , liverpool@hillel.co.uk Liverpool Hope University,  housing@lija.fednet.org.uk
Liverpool Kosher Restaurant
Community Centre, Harold House, Dunbabin Road, Liverpool, 
Tel: 0151-475 5825/0151-475 5671 Fax: 0151-475-2212  Website: http://www.liverpooljewish.com/html/restaurant.html
Open every Thursday and Sunday, 6-10pm
Kosher Restaurants in Manchester
Greater Manchester, a metropolitan county established in 1974 in North West England, covers the City of Manchester and surrounding areas.  In comprises ten metropolitan boroughs, namely the City of Manchester, the City of Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.  In 1986, Greater Manchester lost its administrative powers becoming purely a ceremonial county. Accordingly, each of the metropolitan boroughs effectively became unitary authorities.  The metropolitan county includes certain localities, such as Salford and Trafford that form a single conurbation along with Manchester, while others, such as Bolton, Rochdale and Wigan, are separate towns.
Ashers 5 Kings Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25. Tel: 0871 207 6930. Next door to JS (next) and one of only two legitimate Kosher restaurants in Manchester (surprisingly), Ashers offer a modest and inexpensive meat-free menu menu. It does, however, have salmon and fish on the menu so it's not completely vegetarian, though vegetarians would feel quite comfortable dining here.
Aviv The Square ,   Hale Barns           Tel:0161 9800005
Fuldas Hotel
144 Old Bury Road,   Salford, M7 4QY           Tel:0161 740 4748 Website: http://www.fuldashotel.com/index2.html 
Supervision: Glatt Kosher and Cholov Yisroel. Under the personal supervision of Dayan O.Westheim
JS Kosher Restaurant 7-9 Kings Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 0LE.
Tel: 0161-798 7776 or 0871 207 6979.
http://www.the-js.co.uk/
Open Mon-Thurs 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.00pm-11.30pm, Sunday 11.30am-11.30pm. One of Manchester's leading Kosher caterers, under the supervision of the Manchester Beth Din. Wide range of typical Jewish cuisine, including Chopped Liver, Worsht Omelette, Schnitzel, Salt Beef, as well as a good selection of burgers, Express Meals and Sandwiches. Also good for vegetarians. Smart, pleasant & tasteful décor. Licenced, comprehensive Wine List and cheap House Wines. Minimum charge of £4.00 after 7.00pm. Takeaway Menu
Kosher Antonio's Restaurant Jewish Cultural & Leisure Centre, Bury Old Road, Salford M7. Tel: 0161-795 1400 or 0871 207 6974.
Manchester Hillel House Greenheys Lane Hulme, Manchester M15 6LR Tel: 0161 226 1139 Warden
Tel: 0161 226 1973 House Keeper
Tel: 0161 226 1061 1st Floor
Website: http://www.hillelmanchester.co.uk/
 Dr. Sydney Baigel (Letting Officer) 4 Danesway Prestwich, Manchester M25 0FS
Tel: 0161 740 2521 Fax: 0161 720 8592  Email: michael.field@zen.co.uk  (Michael Field) 
Email: ronald@myblack.co.uk  (Ronald Black)
Newcastle

Newcastle upon Tyne, with a population of about 260,000 is the principal city of North East of England, lying on north bank of the river Tyne a few miles inland from the North Sea coast.  The present boundaries date from 1974, when the metropolitan borough of Newcastle upon Tyne was formed, within the then new metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear.  Newcastle became a unitary authority in 1986 when Tyne and Wear lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.  Until 1974, Newcastle was a county borough and part of the county of Northumberland. There was a small medieval Jewish community in Newcastle. The modern community is believed to date from 1775, the first synagogue being founded in about 1837.

Newcastle Hillel House
Website: http://www.newcastlejsoc.com/hillel.htm
Nottingham

The city of Nottingham, in the English East Midlands, lies on the river Trent. The city has a population of about 270,000, although there are over 600,000 people living in the Greater Nottingham area.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the administrative county of  Nottinghamshire. In 1996, the city of Nottingham became a unitary authority.
The modern Jewish community was founded in the early 1800's, although there had been a community in medieval times. In 1986, the closure of the synagogue in Derby increased membership of Nottingham's synagogues.

Nottingham - Dessau Estorick Hillel House
363 Derby Road (Corner Hillside) Lenton, Nottingham Tel : 0118 987 3282   Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/midlands/nottingham
Sheffield
The city of Sheffield, which has a population of over  half a million, forms the core of the Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield,  in Northern England. The present boundaries date from 1974, when the metropolitan district of Sheffield was formed within the then new metropolitan county of South Yorkshire.  Sheffield became a unitary authority in 1986 when South Yorkshire lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.  Until 1974, Sheffield was a county borough and part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
Sheffield Hillel House
1 Guest Road, Sheffield S11 8UJ   Tel : 0114 268 7386 
Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/north/sheffield 
Jeffrey Shaw Tel: 0114 290 2201 Email: jss@sheffieldlaw.co.uk
Somerset

The Somerset Jewish Social and Cultural Group.  There are few Jews in Somerset and the nearest synagogues are in Bristol & Exeter. However recently a new Group has been formed in Somerset.    We are a growing group. We've been together for about one year and there are approximately 30 people in the group -of all ages, singles, couples, and some with partners of other faiths. We vary in our levels of observance, but we all 'click' very well, and we love to welcome new members -I guarantee you'll have a great time! Our aim appears to be socialising, nosh and talks from group members.  Contact :

Jane Warner, my phone no 01823 289085 and email janecarolewarner@hotmail.com
York
York Hillel House
The Jewish Centre 1 Spring Lane University of York Heslington, York YO10 5DZ  Tel: 01904 433580
Website: http://www.ujshillel.co.uk/hillel_facilities/accomodation/north/york 
Phil Prosser Tel: +44 (0)1904-432164 Fax: +44 (0)1904-434030 Email: prp2@york.ac.uk Or: accommodation@york.ac.uk
               
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KOSHER GROCERIES. BAKERS, BUTCHERS & FISHMONGERS IN GREATER LONDON
(Including parts of Essex, Hertfordshire & Middlesex)

East Barnet & EN4
La Boucherie Kosher Ltd,
  4 Cat Hill, East Barnet EN 8JB. Tel: 0208 449 9215
Grocers & Butchers
World Of Kosher
  25 Station Road, Cockfosters, Herts, EN4 0DW. Tel: 0208 441 3621
Grocers
Edgware, Middlesex
Kosher King Grocery
 293 Hale Lane, Edgware. London HA8 7AX Tel: 0208 238 1656
Groceries
Mendy's Kosher Superstore
www.mendys.co.uk/eshop/
17 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware. Tel: 0208 958 3444.  
Groceries, Bakery
Pelters Stores
82 Edgware Way, Edgware. Tel: 0208 95 6910
Groceries
Steve's Deli
5 Canons Corner, Stanmore, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 9446
Groceries
Cake Gallery
306 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 6681
Bakery
Sharon's Bakery
11 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8LH. Tel: 0208 958 4789
Bakery
Taboon Bakery
226 Station Road, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 1AU. Tel: 0208 958 5557
Bakery
J. Grodzinski & Daughter
6 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middx. Tel: 0208 958 1205
Bakery
Dino'z Bakery
11 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 1554
Bakery
Louis Mann Butcher
21-23 Edgwarebury Lane, Edgware. Tel: 0208 958 5945
Butchers
Premier Meats
13 The Promenade, Edgware. Tel: 0208 905 4676
Butchers
Ivor Silverman
4 Canons Corner, Edgware,HA8 8AE. Tel: 0208 958 2692
Butchers
Ronnie Wolff Butchers
84 Edgware Way, Edgware, Middlesex  HA8 8JS Tel: 0208 958 8454
Butchers
Malde's
9 Glengall Road, Edgware HA8 8TB.Tel: 0208 958 6910
Supermarket with a kosher section
J Sainsbury
Broadwalk Shopping Centre, Station Road, Edgware. Tel: 0208 905 6066
Supermarket with a kosher section
Essex
Brownsteins Delicatessen
523 Cranbrook Road, Gants Hill, Essex IG2 6HA. Tel: 0208 518 3001
Groceries
La Boucherie Kosher Ltd
145 High Road, Barkingside, Essex IG6 2AJ. Tel: 0208 550 3900
Grocers & Butchers
Norman Goldberg Butchers Ltd
12 Claybury Broadway, Redbridge, Essex  IG5 0LQ. Tel:0208 5512828
Butchers
Ilford Kosher Meats
7 Beehive Lane, Ilford, Essex  IG1 3RG. Tel: 0208 5543238
Butchers
Golan Bakery
388 Cranbrook Road, Ilford Essex, Tel: 0208 554 8202
Bakery
Galillee Bakery
388 Cranbrook Road, Ilford, Essex. Tel: 0208 954-5333
Bakery
Hertfordshire (WD Postcodes)
D Glass & Son
100 High Road, Bushey, Herts, WD2 3JE. Tel: 0208 4204443
Butchers
Ivor Silverman
257 Watling Street, Radlett, Herts  WD7 7LA. Tel: 01923 853 700
Butchers
London E1
J. Goide(Caterers) Ltd
4 Stepney Green, London E1. Tel: 0207 790 3449
Bakery
Tower Hamlets Brick Lane Beigel Bake
159 Brick La, E1. Tel: 0207 729 0616
Bakery
London E5
J. Grodzinski & Daughter
170 Clapton Common, London E5. Tel: 0208 211 8108
Bakery
Koshernet
158 Clapton Common, London E5 9AG. Tel: 0208 800 8283
Bakery
Prime Cut Kosher Meats
99 Upper Clapton Road London E5 9BU
Butchers
Premier Meats
158, Clapton Common, Clapton E5 9AG. Tel: 0208 8094 656
Butchers
London E9
Hackney  VIP Bagel Shop
105 Gore Rd, E9. Tel: 0208 986 6061
Bakery
London EC1
J.Grodzinski & Daughters
22 Leather Lane, London EC1. Tel: 0207 405 9492
Bakery
London N2
Greenspans Butcher
9-11 Littleton Rd, East Finchley, N2 ODW. Tel: 0208 455 9921
Butchers
London N3
Parkway Patisserie
326/328 Regents Park Road, London N3. Tel: 0208 346 0344
Bakery
H Schlagman & Sons
112 Regents Park Road, London, N3 3JG. Tel: 0208 3463598
Butchers
London N14
Hugo Bakery
123 Bramley Road, Southgate, London N14 4UT. Tel: 0208 886 7771
Bakery
A Perlmutter & Son
 1-2 Onslow Parade, Hampden Square, London N14 5JN. Tel: 0208 361 5441
Butchers
London N15
Woodberry Down Bakeries Ltd
2A Crowland Road, London N15 6UT, Tel: 0208 800 4230
Bakery
Sharon's Bakery
3 Fountayne Road, Tottenham, London, N15 4QL. Tel: 0208 493 9944
Bakery
Stamford Hill, London N16
Sharon's Bakery
154 Stamford Hill,London, N16 4QX
Bakery
J. Grodzinski & Daughters
91 Dunsmure Road, London N16. Tel: 0208 802 4166
Bakery
Renbake Patisserie
 Unit A, 8-10 Timber Wharf Road, London N16. Tel: 0208 800 2525 
Bakery
Ross Bakeries
84 Stamford Hill, London, N16. Tel: 0208 806 4002
Bakery
Swiss Cottage. London, NW3
J. Grodzinski & Daughters
9 Northways Parade, London NW3. Tel: 0207 722 4944
Bakery
Kosher Deli at Sainsbury O2 Centre
Finchley Road, London, NW3 6LU. Tel: 0207 4331493 x258
Supermarket with a kosher section
Hendon, London NW4
BK Kosher Food Store
91 Bell Lane, Hendon, London NW4 2AS. Tel: 0208 202 1711
Groceries
Amazing Grapes
94 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4. Tel: 0208 2022631. (Kosher wines)
Wines
Manna Delicatessen
146 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4 2DR. Tel: 0208 201 7575
Groceries
Sharon's Bakery
106 Brent Street, Hendon, London, NW4 2HH. Tel: 0208 203 6623
Bakery
Bon Jour
84 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4 2ES. Tel:0208 203 8848
Bakery
David Bagel Bakery
38 Vivien Avenue, Hendon, NW4. Tel: 0208 203 9995
Bakery
The Cake Company
2 Sentinal Square, London NW4. Tel: 0208 202 2327
Bakery
Woodberry Down Bakeries
47 Brent Street ,London NW4. Tel: 0208 202 9962
Bakery
Dino'z Bakery
106 Brent Street, Hendon, London NW4. Tel: 0208 203-6623
Bakery
Leslie Mann Fishmongers
35 Vivian Ave, Hendon NW4 3UX. Tel: 0208 202 8930
Fishmonger
Leslie Mann Butchers Ltd
61 Brent Street, London, NW4 2EA. Tel: 0208 2025252
Butchers
Leveyuson Fishmongers
47A Brent Street, London, NW4. Tel: 0208 2027834
Fishmonger
Mill Hill, London, NW7
Deli Express
119 The Broadway, Mill Hill, London NW7 3TG. Tel: 020 8906 1132
Groceries
Keene's Patisserie
Unit 6, Mill Hill Industrial Estate, Flower Lane, London NW7 2HU. Tel: 0208 906 3729
Bakery
Golders Green,  London NW11
Golders Green Kosher Deli and Butcher
132 Golders Green Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 381 4450
Groceries
Kosher King
235 Golders Green Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 455 1429
Groceries
Kosher Kingdom
7-9 Russell Parade, London NW11 9NN Tel: 0208 455 1429 email: koshking@aol.com.
Groceries
Yarden Shop
123 Golders Green Rd, ,London, NW11 8HR. Tel: 0208 458 0979
Groceries
Kosher Paradise
10 Ashbourne Parade, Finchley Rd, Golders Green, NW11 OAD. Tel: 0208 8455 2454
Groceries
Golders Green Kosher Delicatessen & Butcher
12-13 Hallswelle Parade, Finchley Rd, NW11. Tel: 0208 381 4450
Groceries
M&D Grodzinski
223 Golders Green Rd, NW11 Tel: 0208 458 3654
Groceries, Butchers
Platters
10 Hallswelle Parade, Finchley Rd, NW11. Tel: 0208 455 7345
Groceries
Parkview
56 The Market Place, Hampstead Garden, London, NW11 6JP. Tel: 0208 458 1878.
Groceries
Carmelli Bakery
128 Golders Green Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 455 2074
Bakery
Daniel's Bagel Bakery
13 Hallswelle Parade, Finchley Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 455 5826
Bakery
M & D Grodzinski
223 Golders Green Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 458 3654
Bakery
Parkway Patisserie
30a North End Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 455 5026
Bakery
Taboon Bakery
17 Russell Parade, Golders Green Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 455 7451
Bakery
Paradise Bakery
109 Golders Green Road, London NW11. Tel: 0208 201 9694
Bakery
Frohweims Kosher Butchers
1095 Finchley Road London NW11 0QB
Butchers
H Gross and Son
6 Russell Parade, Golders Green Road, London, NW11 9NN. Tel: 0208 4556662
Butchers
Menachem’s Glatt Kosher Ltd
 15 Russell Parade, Golders Green Road, London  NW11 9NN. Tel: 0208 201 8629.
Butchers
Sam Stoller & Son Ltd
28 Temple Fortune Parade, Finchley Road, Temple Fortune, London, NW11 0QS. Tel: 0208 4581429
Fishmonger
Ealing, London W5
M Lipowitz
9 Royal Parade, Ealing, London W5. Tel: 0208 997 1722
Butchers
West Middlesex
(Stanmore & Wembley)
Big D Kosher
202 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 8PA. Tel: 0208 904 3795
Groceries
Kosher King
293 Hale Lane, Middlesex HA8. Tel: 0208 238 1656
Groceries
Steve's Deli
5 Canons Corner, Stanmore, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958 9446
Groceries
Parkway Patisserie
204 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 904 7736
Bakery
Keene's Patisserie
192 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex. Tel: 0208 958-1205
Bakery
Ivor Silverman
4 Canons Corner, London Road, Stanmore, Middlesex. HA8 8AE Tel: 0208 958 8682
Butchers
Ivor Silverman
360 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Middlesex. HA4 4HP Tel: 0208 428 6564
Butchers
Kelmans Butchers
198 Preston Road, Wembley, Middlesex  HA9 9NQ. Tel: 0208 904 7625
Butchers
BOURNEMOUTH
The Deli
7 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, Dorset  BH8 8EH Tel: 01202 292 800 Email: thedeli@virgin.net Groceries
LEEDS 
L.J.W. Co-op Society, ( Gourmet Foods) 584 Harrogate Road, Sandhill Parade, Leeds,  Tel: 0113-268 2726 Butchers
M. Fisher 391 Harrogate Road, Leeds,  Tel: 0113-268 6944 Butchers
The Kosherie
410 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS17 6PY Tel: 0113 268 2943 Groceries

MANCHESTER



Brackmans 43 Leicester Road ,  Salford M7  Tel:0161 792 1652 Bakery
State Fayre Bakeries   Unit 1 , Empire Street M3              Tel:0161 832 2911 Bakery
Swiss Cottage Patisserie 118 Rectory Lane ,   Prestwich M25      Tel:0161 798 0597 Bakery
Lloyd Grosberg 102 Barlow Moor Road M20           Tel:0161 445 4983 Butchers
Halberstadt Ltd 55 Leicester Road  Salford M7 4AS           Tel:0161 792 1109 Butchers
JA.Hyman (Titanic) Ltd 123/9 Waterloo Road M8           Tel:0161 792 1888  Email: info@titanics.co.uk  Website: http://www.titanics.co.uk/
Butchers
Hymark Kosher Meats 39 Wilmslow Rd.Cheadle Manchester, England Tel: 0161-428-3400  Fax: 0161-491-6123 Butchers
Hym ark The Square,HaIe           Tel:0161 980 2836 Butchers
Hymark Kosher Meat Ltd 39 Wilmslow Road  Cheadle, Cheshire           Tel:0161 428 3400 Butchers
Kosher Foods 49 Bury New Road   Prestwich M25           Tel:0161 773 1308 Butchers
Kosher Poultry Ltd 35 Collingham St Manchester, M8 8RQ,   Tel: 0161 834 6818 Butchers
Kosher Supreme 61 Bury Old Road    Prestwich M25           Tel:0161 773 2020 Butchers
Lloyd Grosberg (J.Kreger) 142 Park Lane Manchester,  Tel: 0161-766-5091 Butchers
Park Lane Kosher Meats 142 Park Lane     Whitefield M45 7PX           Tel:0161 766 5091 Butchers
Vidals Kosher Meats 75 Windsor Road   Prestwich M25           Tel:0161 740 3365 Butchers
Cottage Deli 83 Park Lane   Whitefield           Manchester Groceries
Deli King Kings Road    Prestwich           M25 8LQ           Tel:0161 798 7370 Groceries
Habers 8 Kings Road    Prestwich           M25 OLE           Tel:0161 773 2046 Groceries
Halperns 59 Leicester Road    Salford 7 Groceries
Hymans Delicatessen
41 Wilmslow Road   Cheadle          Tel:0161 491 1100
Groceries
Windsor Fruit Stores 79 Windsor Road,    Prestwich          Tel:0161 740 3320 
Groceries

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Kosher Hotels in London & Leeds
If you are not listed- Call us on Hotline or +44 (0)870 794 2180   FAX: +44 (0)845 862 1954 or email

Croft Court Hotel 
44 44 Ravenscroft Avenue  Golders Green, London, NW11 8AY

enquiries@croftcourthotel.co.uk  

  • Cuisine: Breakfast only
  • Price range: Medium
Credit Cards: Unknown Supervision: Kedassia
Comments: Located in the Jewish area of London. Serving Kosher Breakfast.
  • Golders Green Hotel 
  •   147-151 Golders Green Road, London, NW119BN
  • Price range: Generic
Credit Cards: Unknown Supervision: London Beth Din
Comments: Kosher Jewish hotel, Located in the Jewish area of London. Kosher breakfast. Nearby Kosher Shops.English / Hebrew speaking owners (Nissim)


   Kadimah Hotel
146 Clapton Common, London
Phone: 44-20-8800-5960
Fax: 44-20-8800-6237
  • Cuisine: international
  • Price range: Medium
Credit Cards: Unknown Supervision: Kedassia
Comments: In Stratford Hill neighborhood of London
                                                          Sharon Guest House
7 Woodlands Close, Golders Green, London, NW11
Phone: 0044-208-4588531
  • Cuisine: international
  • Price range: Low
Credit Cards: Unknown Supervision: London Beth Din
Comments: Glatt and Cholov Yisrael

Beegee's Guest House
18 Moor Allerton Drive off Street Lane
Leeds, England
Tel: (44) 113 293-5469
Fax: 44) 113 275-3300
 
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VEGETABLE SOUP

INGREDIENTS

1 large ripe tomato, skinned and chopped; 2 carrots, grated /shredded; 1 small onion, chopped;1 leek, chopped; 2 sticks celery/celery stalks, chopped;1 small parsnip, chopped;1 potato, chopped; 6-8 cups water; 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley; sea salt and freshly ground black pepper;1 vegetable stock/bouillon cube (optional);1 tbsp tomato puree/paste.

METHOD

Simmer the vegetables gently in the water for approximately 1-1'/z hours or until the vegetables are soft. Add the parsley season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the cube at this point if using.
VEGETABLE BAKE

INGREDIENTS

1/2 lb (225g) fresh or frozen spinach; 2 medium onions, grated/ shredded or chopped; 1 small green pepper, deseeded and chopped; 1 clove garlic, crushed/minced; vegetable oil, for frying;1 stick celery/celery stalk chopped; 3-4 medium carrots, grated/shredded; sea salt and freshly ground black pepper; pinch ground ginger;1 tbsp tomato puree/paste; 2 oz (55g) ground mixed nuts; 2 oz (55g) matzo meal; 3 fl oz (90ml) vegetable stock.

METHOD

Wash the spinach well, cook it in a little water and then chop it finely. (Cook frozen spinach until soft.) Sauté the onion, green pepper and garlic in a little oil until they have softened. Pre-heat the oven to 350oF/180oC/gas mark 4. Add the celery and carrot and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Mix all the vegetables together, season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, add the ginger, tomato puree, nuts and the matzo meal, mixing all the ingredients together well. Spoon the mixture into a greased ovenproof casserole dish and pour the hot stock over. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes until the top has browned.
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Gefilte Fish (makes 6 balls)


Love it or hate it, gefilte fish is undeniably up there in the Jewish food hall of fame. So get gefiltering...

Ingredients:
1 lb. minced hake (or any white fish)
3 grated hard-boiled eggs
1 large grated Spanish onion
Salt and pepper
Sugar
1 raw egg
½ eggshell of water
Stock
1 sliced
Spanish onion
2 sliced carrots
2 stick celery
4 teaspoons sugar

 
Method:
Mix fish, hard-boiled eggs, onion, seasoning and raw egg. If necessary add ½ eggshell of cold water. Taste and adjust seasoning.
Fill a large pan 1/3 full of water, a little salt and ½ a teaspoon of pepper.
Add carrots, onion, celery and sugar then bring the water to the boil.
Make balls of the fish and drop into boiling water. Simmer for about 2-2½ hours then leave to cool in the pan. Pour the stock over the fish balls in another dish before serving.
Garnish with the infamous carrot hat!

Chopped Liver (serves 4)


Nothing goes to waste in hamishe home cooking! You'll love Ethel's chopped liver...

Ingredients:
½ lb. calves or chicken livers
2 large onions
Salt & pepper
¼ lb. chicken fat
3 eggs

 
Method:
Fry the liver until it is lightly cooked, then allow it to cool. Hard-boil the eggs. Chop the onions then fry until browned.

Mince the liver and the eggs together. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Lockshen Pudding


There's more to lockshen than the noodles that swim around in your chicken soup. The proof is in the pudding!

Ingredients:
Egg lockshen (see recipe)
or use 1 box of broad noodles
½ lb. cooking cheese
½ lb. cream cheese
6oz. sugar
2 oz. raisins
2 eggs
3 oz. butter


Method:
If using box of noodles boil until soft, 15 minutes, and then leave to cool.
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Stir well and pour into prepared dish.
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Cheese Cake


The Big Cheese - add strawberries, blueberries, raisins or even chocolate. Alternatively, keep it totally traditional.

Ingredients:
1½ lbs cooking cheese
1 cup of castor sugar
3 eggs
¼ pint double cream
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Digestive biscuit crumbs or short crust pastry thinly rolled or sponge cake thinly sliced

Method:
Grease a baking tin and line base with short crust pastry, sponge cake or Digestive biscuits crumbs.
Beat eggs and sugar until very thick and creamy.
In another bowl beat the cheese, flour, salt, lemon juice and cream thoroughly. Add the contents of both bowls and beat together.

Pour mixture on top of base in tin and bake, gas mark 4, 350°F. The cake will rise like a soufflé. Turn off the heat and leave in oven for 20 minutes with the door slightly open.

Chopped Herring (serves 6)


Sushi, shmushi! If it's raw fish you fancy, try out Ethel's totally traditional recipe for chopped herring.

Ingredients:
6 herrings
3 large eating apples
4 hard-boiled eggs
1 large onion
1 tablespoon of sugar, or to taste

Method:
Finely chop one egg and set it aside. Place the remaining ingredients in a food processor until all ingredients are chopped.

Spoon into serving bowl and sprinkle remaining chopped egg on top.

The Traditional Sephardic Matzo Ball
Before the art of making light Sephardic Tradional Matza Balls is completely overtaken by the heavy Ashkenazi Kneidlach dumpling I want to pass on my grandmother's Matzo Ball recipe. Believe me once eaten always made.
Ingredients
1 small onion
chicken fat
Matzos (4 Sheets)
1 egg
Fine matzo meal
Boiling Water
half a teaspoon salt & pepper

Matso Balls
Method

Chop onion very finely. Fry in chicken fat. Crush the matzos very finely. Add a small amount of boiling water and stir into a dry paste. Add one beaten egg, salt & pepper. Mix ingredients together. Leave to stand until cool. Roll the mixture into balls by hand coated in fine matzo meal. Add to chicken soup. When balls rise to surface of the soup boil for ten minutes. Mixture makes 8/9 matzo balls.
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Ascott House
In 1873 Ascott, together with 90 acres of land, was bought by Baron Mayer de Rothschild whose seat was at Mentmore, three miles away. The following year Leopold de Rothschild took over Ascott as a hunting box. During the following years the house was transformed and enlarged to form a family home.
From 1941-1947 a group of Chelsea Pensioners lived at Ascott after the Royal Hospital, Chelsea was bombed.In 1949 the Ascott Collection, together with the House, its grounds of 261 acres and an endowment were given to the National Trust by Anthony de Rothschild. 

Opening Dates 2008  House & Garden 25th March to 27th April  Open Daily Except Monday
29th April to 24th July Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
29th July to 12th September  
Open Daily Except Monday

Ascott House

Estate Office
Wing
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire LU7 0PS

Phone: +44(0) 1296 688242
Fax:     +44(0) 1296 681904
Email: info@ascottestate.co.uk
 ASCOTT HOUSE WEBSITE 

Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre
When it opened in September 1995, it was Britain's first dedicated Holocaust Memorial and Education Centre.  It was called Beth Shalom, the place of peace.  It soon became a place of education, a place of memory, a place of testimony, a place of art, a place of academia, and much more besides.  The Centre was created in the grounds of a former farmhouse, in the village of Laxton on the edge of Sherwood Forest in North Nottinghamshire.  The surrounding countryside provides a peaceful setting and the Centre itself is set in two acres of beautiful landscaped gardens.
Beth Shalom
Laxton
Newark Nottinghamshire NG22 0PA  
 map
8 Jan-30 Nov, Wed-Sun, 0900-1700.
Tel: +44 (0) 1623 836627
Fax: +44 (0) 1623 836647

  BETHSHALOM WEBSITE
Bevis Marks Synagogue,
built in 1701 and modeled after the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam. Built inside a courtyard, at a time when synagogues were not permitted on public streets, it is open for visits and special occasions. Even though recently restored, the interior has barely changed since it was built. It is in the style of many Nonconformist chapels of the period. The influence of Sir Christopher wren is also evident. Bevis Marks is the "cathedral synagogue of the Sephardim Jews not just in the UK but throughout many parts of the world. In 2001 it was 300 years old.If you view the famous Sephardim names on the wall, Henriques, Mocatta, Sebag-Montfiore, Palache & Musaphia they are alson on the wall of the Amsterdam Synagogue.

The Synagogue has one of the finest collections of Cromwellian and Queen Anne furniture in the country and the magnificent brass candelabra with glowing candlelight.
TOURS(except on Jewish festivals)  Sunday 11.15  Wednesday 12.00 Friday 12.00
 Bevis Marks Synagogue
Bevis Marks Synagogue 2 Henage Lane  London EC3A 5DQ
Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation
The congregation formed in 1905 ] It built its present building in 1911. Albert Samuel, brother of Herbert Samuel laid the cornerstone. The curvaceous roof line and window shape reveal what would have been a very contemporary Art Nouveau take on the Moorish Revival style that was extremely popular for synagogues.  The squat tower with its square dome and "attractive interlocking window arcade" mark the original entrance. The Horseshoe arched windows to the left are also part of the original facade. The new entrance, to the right of the tower, and barrel-vaulted interior with a ladies' gallery is the result of a 1957-62 expansion.[3] The Torah Ark, also dating from the 1960s, is a mosaic design by craftsmen form Florence intended to echo the Temple of Solomon by featuring the Biblical columns Boaz and Jachin.

Synagogue Chambers
Wootton Gardens
Bournemouth
BH1 1PW

T: 01202 557433
F: 01202 557578
E: info@bournejewish.org
W: www.bournejewish.org

Brick Lane Mosque
The East End of London has for centuries been indicative of the various waves of immigration to London . Nearby the Roman Wall signifies the Roman Invasion and not far from it one finds one of the oldiest places of worship . It was originally a Hugenot chapel, then a Methodist Church it then became the Spitalfields Great Synogogue in the 19century and today is  the Brick Lane Mosque, the Bengali Jamme Masjid,  

1897 - Machzike Adass or Spitalfields Great Synagogue: This was an Independent Orthodox, later Federation Synagogue which had schoolrooms on the roof. There had been an influx of Yiddish-speaking Jews to the East End after the assassination of the Tsar of Russia in 1881 which had resulted in pogroms (organised massacres) across northern Europe. Brick Lane was the heart of the “shtetl” and this was the principal synagogue of the area, open from dawn till dusk. From the 1960s, the Jewish community dwindled, many moving to areas of north London such as Golders Green and Hendon (known as the “bagel belt”). The building closed for a short while before its next incarnation. 

* Joseph Hayes also wrote a piece on this- see reader's letters below

Brick Lane Mosque
59 Brick Lane, E1
British Jewish Life
In 1656, a small group of Jewish people worked hard to earn the right to live in England, and eventually Oliver Cromwell allowed them to live and worship freely within the state. From that time, this small group became a large community that has spread across the nation. This museum celebrates the success and integration of the Jewish people in Britain and illustrates the way that it occurred.

Immigrant home
6 Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1A 2LP 
Map
Phone: +44 (0)20 7831 4461
British Jewish Life Web site
The Central Synagogue
1970 marked the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Central Synagogue as an independent congregation on its present site in Great Portland Street, London, W.1, in 1870. From time to time, Central Synagogue are delighted to present various events and trips. Previously, these have included visits to Hughendon Manor, The Holocaust Museum, a film premiere of The Horse Whisperer, Lectures, Shabbaton lunches and successful Children's Parties
Central Synagogue
36 Hallam Street, London, W1N 6NN Tel: 020 Tel: 020 7580 Tel: 020 7580 1355
Fax: 020 7636 3831
 centralsyn@brijnet.org
Cockfosters & N Southgate Synagogue
is a long-established community, founded in 1948, and srving the Jewish population of Southgate, Cockfosters and Hadley Wood – with over 1100 members and covering an area almost 5 miles across.Our synagogue in Old Farm Avenue, Southgate, is backed up by Minyanim held regularly in Cockfosters and now also in Hadley Wood. Unlike most communities in London we have been successful in maintaining the membership numbers and this is very much due to the enthusiasm and hard work of all the numerous groups and committees that look after the varied needs and interests of the community.
Cockfosters & North Southgate Synagogue Old Farm Avenue
Southgate
London
N14 5QR
Phone: 020 8886 8225
Fax: 020 8886 8234

map
COCKFOSTERS & N.SOUTHGATE SYNAGOGUE WEBSITE
Finchley Central Synagogue
Affectionately known as Kinloss, we are a vibrant, warm and friendly Orthodox community, inclusive of all Jews and proud of the State of Israel. Our synagogue is a haven for inspiring and enjoyable Synagogue Services, a breathtaking range of creative educational, cultural and social programmes and personal support for the whole family.
Finchleey Synagogue Kinloss Gardens,
London, N3 3DU
Tel: 020 8346 1892
KINLOSS SYNAGOGUE WEBSITE
 
Finchley Progressive Synagogue
Our community is an inclusive and welcoming Liberal synagogue.  We greet everyone who walks through our doors with the extended hand of friendship and the opportunity to experience real, living community. We welcome all people seeking to live Jewish lives, regardless of gender or sexual orientation and partners of whatever religion are made to feel at home. We value meaningful worship, inspiring educational opportunities and a commitment to social action.Liberal Judaism is the dynamic, cutting edge of modern Judaism. Liberal Judaism reverences Jewish tradition, and seeks to preserve the values of the Judaism of the past while giving them contemporary force.  It aspires to a Judaism that is always an active force for good in the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities today, and equally makes its contribution to the betterment of society. Liberal Judaism is the Judaism of the past in the process of becoming the Judaism of the future.

54 Hutton Grove
London
N12 8DR
Tel 020 8446 4063
FAX 020 8446 9599

E-Mail
information@fps.org

  FINCHLEY PROGRESSIVE SYNAGOGUE WEBSITE
Finchley Reform Synagogue
 the "Tree of Life" congregation, is a lively, friendly and caring community. We are committed to celebrating Jewish traditions and beliefs in a way that is meaningful and relevant to modern life. Our ethos is based on:     * innovation,     * informality,     * inclusivity. We welcome all individuals, regardless of their Jewish background or circumstances, and encourage members to play a full role in the in the religious and communal life of the synagogue.  This includes anything from leading services, helping community members at times of difficulty, fundraising for charities to taking part in a wide range of social and educational events for all ages. There’s bound to be something you will find rewarding and fulfilling at FRS. FRS is a member of the Movement for Reform Judaism and participates in many of its activities. We are also active in the wider community, with strong links to other faith communities.
Finchley Reform Synagogue
  101 Fallowcourt Avenue
North Finchley
London
N12 0BE
Tel: 020 8446 3244
Email:frs@frsonline.org
 FINCHLEY REFORM
SYNAGOGUE WEBSITE

Frank Foley Statue

Born in Highbridge in 1884, Major Frank Foley was an MI6 agent who used his cover as a passport control officer at the British Embassy in Berlin during the 1930s to provide the necessary papers for Jewish people to leave Nazi Germany for sanctuary.

A deeply religious Catholic who frequently risked his own life by venturing into concentration camps to help free Jewish internees, he also assisted them to obtain forged passports and even hid them in his own home until they were able to leave Germany.

His selfless bravery saved the lives of thousands, maybe tens of thousands, of Jewish people - many of who remained in ignorance of their unassuming benefactor's identity.


Frank Foley Statue
Highbridge Community Centre
on Market Street.
Highbridge,
Somerset
Highbridge honours
Frank Foley with statue

Freud Museum
in Hampstead, Sigmund Freud’s last residence prior to his death in September, 1939. Forced to flee Vienna with his family after the Nazis had arrested his daughter Anna for questioning, Freud was able to emigrate with all his possessions, including his famous analysand couch and over 3,000 ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Chinese figurines, all of which are now displayed in the museum.
Freud Museum
20 Maresfield Gardens, Hampstead, London NW3 5SX
Map

Phone: +44 (0)20 7435 2002 
Fax: +44 (0)20 7431 5452
E-mail Freud Museum 
 Freud Museum Web site
German-Jewish Studies Centre
Since 1994 this collection has been in place and offers an interesting and informative library, resource centre and museum for those who are interested in learning more about Jewish lives in Central Europe. Obviously there are the notable atrocities committed by the Nazi’s in the 1940s, but beyond that, this collection helps visitors to see a broader picture about how the lives of these people changed.

German Jewish Centre
University of Sussex, Brighton,
East Sussex BN1 9QL
Map
Phone: +44 (0)1273 877109  -
 Fax: +44 (0)1273 877174
 GERMAN JEWISH CENTRE WEBSITE 
Halton House,
 the sometime country residence of Alfred de Rothschild and present Officers' Mess for RAF Halton.In July of 1883 the house was finished, although it was not formally opened until 15th January 1884. Another Rothschild home was Tring Park which now houses  The Arts Educational School.
Halton House
 HALTON HOUSE WEBSITE 

 TRING PAR WEBSITE 
Hampstead Synagogue
Hampstead Synagogue is housed in a beautiful yet extremely moody dark building on the edge of West Hampstead. Constructed in 1892 the building is a s beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside. The synagogue is the central place of worship for the majority of the Jewish community based in the area and is as well as a place of religion a meeting place and a venue from which to coordinate community events.
Hampstead Synagogue
Denington Park Road, West Hampstead, London NW6 1AX
Map

Phone: +44 (0)207 435 1518
Hampstead Synagogue Web site
Hendon Reform Synagogue
HRS is a Reform community, affiliated to the Movement for Reform Judaism. We draw our strength and direction from the Torah and from the rich Rabbinical interpretations of the Talmud and our continuing history thus keeping alive the living traditions of Judaism. A warm and welcoming community, we encourage the equal participation of men and women in our services where both Hebrew and English are used.We promote learning with regular classes for children on a Sunday morning, the Rabbi's Shabbat morning class for Bar and Bat Mitzvah children, regular Torah Breakfasts plus interesting Adult Education programmes.HRS is situated in the centre of Hendon although our members come from a wide area of North West London and surrounding districts including Hertfordshire and Middlesex.We have many social activities that take place during the week and events for all ages and interests throught the year.
Hendon RS Quiz Night Danescroft Avenue,
Hendon,
London NW4 2NA

Tel: (020) 8203 4168

Fax: (020) 8203 9385

HENDON REFORM SYNAGOGUE WEBSITE
Hendon Synagogue Hendon Synagogue 18 Raleigh Close, Wykeham Road, Hendon, London NW4 2TA
  HENDON SYNAGOGUE WEBSITE
Hughenden Manor
The home of Benjamin Disraeli, Queen Victoria's favourite prime minister. Fascinating memorabilia, personal belongings, furnishings and paintings. Recreation of the colourful gardens designed by Disraeli's wife Mary Anne Attractive riverside, park and woodland trails. Stunning views over unspoilt Chilterns countryside. Tracker Packs bring history to life for children

Hughenden Manor
High Wycombe,
 Buckinghamshire HP14 4LA

Telephone: 01494 755565 (Infoline)
 HUGHENDEN MANOR WEBSITE 

Imperial War Museum’s Holocaust Exhibition,
It uses historical material to document the Nazis persecution of the Jews prior to and during World War II. The display brings to this country for the first time rare and important objects from former concentration camp museums in Germany, Poland and the Ukraine, including a funeral cart from the Warsaw Ghetto, a deportation rail car donated by the Belgian government railways, and a wagon heaved by slave laborers. Toys, diaries, mementoes, and filmed testimonies from 18 survivors help to illuminate one of the most tragic events in history, thus making for a profoundly moving exhibition.
Holocaust Exhibition
Imperial War Museum London 
Lambeth Road 
London SE1 6HZ Email: General enquiries: mail@iwm.org.uk
General enquiries: +44 (0)207 416 5320 / 5321
Fax: +44 (0)207 416 5374
The Jewish Chronicle
The world's oldest and most influential Jewish newspaper, the London-based Jewish Chronicle has a 164-year history of editorial independence. Its news and opinion pages reflect the entire spectrum of Jewish religious, social and political thought from left to right, Orthodox to secular while its arts and lifestyle coverage includes film, theatre, travel, cookery and youth & singles events.
Jewish Chronicle
25 Furnival Street, London, EC4A 1JT,  Tel: (+0044) (0)20-7415 1500
The Jewish East End Celebration Society 
  http://www.jeecs.org.uk
Description: The Jewish East End Celebration Society celebrates and promotes all aspects of the former Jewish East End and promotes a variety of talks, walks, events and other initiatives.
JEEC
JEECS, P.O. Box 57317,
London E1 3WG
 
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
  http://www.jgsgb.org.uk
Description: The Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain, JGSGB are an important link for anyone wanting to research Anglo-Jewish family history, as well as more general research.
Geological
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AU
020 7724 4232 (answering machine)
The Jewish Historical Society of England
  http://www.jhse.org
Description: The Jewish Historical Society of England is England’s oldest Jewish learned society founded in 1896 and conducts research into all aspects of Anglo-Jewish history.
Jewish Historical Society
The Jewish Historical Society of England
33 Seymour Place, London W1H 5AP

info@jhse.org   (Tel) 020 7723 5852
Jewish Heritage Day
Today, happily, Jewish life and heritage, is enjoying a Renaissance of a sorts in London, and thanks to events such as Jewish Heritage Day (held annually the first week in September), Jews from all over the world are invited to explore the city’s Jewish sites and landmarks, of which there are many.
Jewish Heritage


Dr Sharman Kadish. Director


Jewish Heritage UK, P.O. Box 193

Manchester, 

M13 9PL director@jewish-heritage-uk.org

Jewish Military Museum
This museum is run by the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women and was established to commemorate the brave contribution that British Jews have made to the Armed Forces over two centuries. There are well over a thousand artefacts and documents on display consisting of memorabilia, books, personal artefacts of soldiers, uniforms and medals. The Jewish Book of Honour is housed in the museum that complies a role of honour of more than 60,000 names who have served since World War II.
Jewish Military Museum
Harmony Way, Hendon, London NW4 2BX
Map

Phone: +44 (0)20 8202 2323  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 8202 9900
E-mail Jewish Military Museum 
  Jewish Military Museum Web site
Jewish Museum
in Camden Town has a history gallery that traces the community’s story from the Norman Conquest. On view are the oldest English Hanukkah lamp, a medieval tax receipt consisting of notched wooden tallies to show the amount received, as well as Jewish bronze coins from 103 to 76 B.C. The museum also has a late 13th century charter in Latin noting a small land grant forbidding its transfer to monks or Jews and small porcelain figurines of early 19th century professions such as a moneychanger. The collection’s finest ritual object is an elaborately carved 16th century Venetian Ark, found in 1932 in Chillingham Castle, Northumbria, where it was being used as a servant’s wardrobe. Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 10am-4pm, Sundays 10am-5pm (Last admission to the galleries half an hour before closing) Closed Fridays, Saturdays and Jewish Festivals.
Jewish Museum Camden
Jewish Museum
Camden Town
Raymond Burton House
129-131 Albert Street
London NW1 7NB

Tel: 020 7284 1997
Fax: 020 7267 9008
Email: admin@jmus.org.uk

Jewish Museum

In 1995 the Jewish Museum relocated to an elegant, early Victorian listed building in the vibrant neighbourhood of Camden Town. In the same year it amalgamated, on a two-site basis, with the former London Museum of Jewish Life, in Finchley, North London (now The Jewish Museum - Finchley).The London Museum of Jewish Life was founded in 1983 as the Museum of the Jewish East End, with the aim of rescuing and preserving the disappearing heritage of London's East End - the heartland of Jewish settlement in Britain. While the East End has remained an important focus, the Museum expanded to reflect the diverse roots and social history of Jewish people across London. It also developed an acclaimed programme of Holocaust and anti-racist education. 

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 10.30am-5pm, Sundays 10.30am-4.30pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, Jewish Festivals, Public Holidays, 24 December - 4 January. The Museum is also closed on Sundays in August and Bank Holiday weekends.

Jewish Museum Finchley
 Jewish Museum
Finchley
Sternberg Centre
80 East End Road
London N3 2SY

Tel: 020 8349 1143
Fax: 020 8343 2162
Email: enquiries@jewishmuseum.org.uk
Jewish Museum Web site

Jewish Music Institute
The Jewish Music Institute is an independent arts organisation (non-religious), established in March 2000 at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, after 18 years of successful operation under the name of the Jewish Music Heritage Trust. JMI is a national focus bringing Jewish music to the mainstream British cultural arena for people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. The work of JMI is spread across many sectors
 
Jewish Musical Institute

Jewish Music Institute
SOAS, University of London
PO Box 232
Harrow
Middx
HA1 2NN T +44 (0)208909 2445

F +44 (0)20 8909 1030

Email:  jewishmusic@ jmi.org.uk

To visit the library To visit the library please contact the Head of Information Laoise Davidson on 020 7898 4307 for To visit the library please contact the Head of Information Laoise Davidson on 020 7898 4307 for an appointment

The Jewish Poor Soup Kitchen
The London Hebrew Soup Kitchen or Jews’ Soup Kitchen began in Leman Street in 1854.   It  was later to be found in Black Horse Yard, Aldgate, then to No. 5 Fashion Street and in 1903  to Brune Street. In its hayday it catered for over 1500 people  When we first wrote this description it was derelict but in recent years the guts of the building have been converted to expensive flats for the city workers. All that remains is the facade.
*  Joseph Hayes also wrote a piece on this- see reader's letters below
Soup Kitchen
17-19 Brune Street,
Spitalfields, E1
J Trails - Jewish Heritage Trails in England  Bury St. Edmunds
  A centre of Jewish learning, the community came a cropper when it meddled in medieval politics and was subsequently subjected to a blood libel and brutal massacre in which 57 of its members were killed.
Bury St Edmunds
In 2006, Anglo-Jewry celebrated the 350th anniversary of the readmittance of Jews to England. But, in fact, the history of the Jewish community in England stretches back well over 1,000 years. JTrails, the National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail, is a new initiative of the Spiro Ark to raise awareness of this rich, but often unknown, history among both Jews and non-Jews alike, and to encourage individuals to further investigate their own roots as well as the fascinating origins of the community
J Trails - Jewish Heritage Trails in England   Guildford
  Are the ghostly goings-on in the cellar of a shop on the High Street, the spirits of members of the medieval Jewish community coming to pray in the ruins of Guildford's 12th century sunken synagogue?

Guildford

J Trails - Jewish Heritage Trails in England   Northampton
  One of the leading medieval communities in England, Northampton's Jews were given the boot in 1290. However, seven centuries later they would return to give the boot to Northampton.
Northampton

J Trails - Jewish Heritage Trails in England  Oxford
Description: Home to some of the most celebrated scholars and academics of all time, since the days of the Domesday Book, Jews have made a vital contribution to both Oxford the university and Oxford the town.

Oxford

The Judith Lady Montefiore College
Originally in Ramsgate the Judith Lady Montefiore College was re-opened in London in 2005 as a centre for higher Torah education, with Rabbi Dr. Abraham Levy as its Honorary Principal, and is registered with the Department for Education and Skills. It occupies premises attached to the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' synagogue at Lauderdale Road, Maida Vale, London W9.In January 2006, the College opened its part-time Semicha Programme to train future rabbis for the Anglo-Jewish community as a whole.
Rabbi
The Secretary
The Montefiore Endowment
2 Ashworth Road
London W9 1JY
Tel: 020 7289 2573.
http://www.montefioreendowment.org.uk
The Kinderstransport Memorial in London
The Kindertransport (also Refugee Children Movement or RCM) was a rescue mission that took place during the nine months prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. The United Kingdom took in nearly 10,000 predominantly Jewish children from Nazi Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, and the Free City of Danzig. The children were placed in British foster homes, hostels, and farms. Most of the rescued children survived the war. A small number were reunited with parents who had either spent the war in hiding or survived the Nazi camps, but the majority, after the war, found their parents had been killed. The Memorial by Frank Meisler was erected in 2011 .
Outside Liverpool Street Station
Bishopsgate
Kinderstransport website
The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
At The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, known as the LJS, we combine respect for our Jewish heritage with positive acceptance of modern knowledge and an emphasis on leading ethical lives.

Members of both sexes play full and equal roles in every aspect of the congregation's religious, social and educational organisation. The LJS abides by the Affirmations of Liberal Judaism and is the founding member of Liberal Judaism (formerly The Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues).
Liberal Jewish Synagogue

28 St. John's Wood Road London NW8 7HA

Tel: 020 7286 5181 Fax: 020 7266 3591

E-Mail ljs@ljs.org


London Jewish Cultural Centre
The newly opened London Jewish Cultural Centre offers Jewish Culture in all its diversity. It includes 50 courses a term in history, culture, film, art, literature, music, Hebrew and Yiddish. It regularly puts on films, lectures, performances, exhibitions and debates. We also have a schools programme where we facilitiate a number of classes for sixth formers in and around London. The subjects covered include Jewish history, refuge and asylum: the Jewish experience, the history of racism and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
London Jewish Cultural Centre
London Jewish Cultural Centre
Ivy House
94 - 96 North End Road
London
NW11 7SX
(Tel) : 020 8457 5000 / 020 8455 9900 EMAIL:  admin@ljcc.org.uk
London Jewish Museum of Art

BEN URI GALLERY, The London Jewish Museum of Art is Europe's only dedicatedJewish Museum of Art working in partnership with both secular and Jewish Museums in the UK and internationally. Conceived in 1914, it was founded in 1915 in the East End of London by the charismatic Russian-born Jewish artist Lazar Berson. It has a fascinating and often illustrious 90 year history and is this country's longest established Jewish arts and cultural  institution. Mon- Fridays 10-17.30 Sunday 12-16
Ben Uri Gallery

108a Boundary Road, St. John's Wood, London NW8 ORH 
Phone: +44 (0)20 7604 3991  -  Fax: +44 (0)20 7604 3992
E-mail Ben Uri Gallery  
  Ben Uri Gallery Web site
London School of Jewish Studies

Join over 500 people every week at the centre of modern orthodox Jewish learning in Britain. Book online for our 2007-8 courses.
LSJS
Schaller House, 44a Albert Road, London, NW4 2SJ  Phone: 020 8203 6427  Fax: 020 8203 6420  

The Manchester Jewish Museum
  http://www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com
Description: The Manchester Jewish Museum and its web-site is an important resource for all aspects of Manchester Jewish history and heritage.

Manchester Jewish Museum is located in the premises of the former Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue on Cheetham Hill Road. 

The building, completed in 1874, is a listed building of historical importance. It is, indeed, a beautiful example of Victorian architecture, executed in Moorish style. Particularly noteworthy are the splendid stained glass windows and the distinctive cast-iron fitments. Since the building became redundant through the movement of the Jewish population away from the area, it has been completely restored, returned to its former glory and listed Grade II*.
Manchester Jewish Museum
Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Road
Manchester M8 8LWTel: 0161 834 9879
Fax: 0161 834 9801
Email: don@manchesterjewishmuseum.com
Marble Arch Synagogue
This synagogue is hidden away in a back street not far from Marble Arch and Oxford Street at the heart of London’s west end. The building is really just a converted house that inside has been turned into a small Jewish place of worship. It is home to a lively and busy spiritual community who use the place or private and public prayer as well as a social centre for the community.
Marble Arch Synagogue
32 Great Cumberland Place,
Marylebone, London W1H 7DG
Map


Mentmore Towers

was built in 1855 for Baron Meyer Amschel de Rothschild who needed a house close to London and in close proximity to other Rothschild homes at Tring in Hertfordshire, Ascott, Aston Clinton and later Waddesdon Manor and Halton House..He commissioned Sir Joseph Paxton and his future son-in-law G H Stokes to design the house. Although Paxton was not a trained architect he was a great favourite of the Rothschild family who were probably impressed by the Crystal Palace he built for the Great Exhibition of 1851 and his work at Chatsworth.Paxton designed a vast building in Elizabethan style with great windows and a turreted roofline. The grand romantic mansion was a reflection of the immense wealth and power of the Rothchilds during the Victorian era.At the end of the 19th century Mentmore Towers passed into the hands of Lord Rosebery. At that time the house contained a superb collection of fine furniture and works of art. Lord Rosebery made the house a magnificent centre of social life for the rich and influential.In the 1970s the contents of the house were put up for sale. Although there was a public outcry at the possible loss to the nation of many important items, the auction went ahead and raised over �6,000,000.The house was sold later to the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and is now the headquarters of his University of Natural Law.Currently it is being redeveloped as a hotel and golf course.At the present time the house is not open to the public.
Mentmore Towers
Mentmore
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 0UA
Montefiore Synagogue -Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue

In the Victorian era, English gentlemen of standing usually possessed country estates, which often included a chapel. Moses Montefiore was no exception; and in 1831 he bought a mansion with twenty-four acres of land on the East Cliff of the then fashionable seaside town of Ramsgate. The house had previously served as a country residence for Queen Caroline, when still Princess of Wales, and had passed into the possession of the Marquis of Wellesley, brother of the Duke of Wellington.

Soon after, Moses Montefiore bought an adjacent plot of land and commissioned his cousin, architect David Mocatta, to design his own synagogue, which was opened with a grand public ceremony in 1833.Access to the synagogue for prayer or for interested visitors may be arranged by appointment through the Secretary of the Montefiore Endowment: it may also be booked for weddings and other events. The synagogue is not generally open for public worship except on special occasions due to lack of a local minyan;
Montefiore Synagogue
Hereson, Honeysuckle Road,
Ramsgate Kent CT11

For details contact:
The Secretary
The Montefiore Endowment
2 Ashworth Road
London W9 1JY
Tel: 020 7289 2573.
http://www.montefioreendowment.org.uk
National Memorial Arboretum
It is widely accepted that there is insufficient recognition of the men and women of our Armed Forces who have given their lives in the service of their country since the end of the Second World War.Following a period of extensive consultation with the Services and ex-Services community it was concluded that a new national memorial should be constructed – to be known as the Armed Forces Memorial.The Armed Forces Memorial will not be a traditional ‘war memorial’ that only remembers those killed in conflict. It will also recognise the many servicemen and women who have given their lives while on duty and those killed by terrorist action. The Memorial will also help to raise awareness of the invaluable contribution made by the Armed Forces throughout the world.The Memorial will be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire where there are already a number of Service-related memorials including   a memorial to all those Jews who served and fell in the service of the Crown. The memorial is the culmination of three years of dedicated work led by Ron and Lionel Singer of Birmingham Branch of AJEX , who together with the sculptor Harry Seager are praised for their efforts.
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Croxall Road
Alrewas
Burton upon Trent
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
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New West End Synagogue

The New West End Synagogue is among the most beautiful and historic buildings of Jewish interest in England and visitors are most welcome to view the magnificence of our Grade 1 Listed Building. (Click here for photographs of the interior).Our Central London location is very convenient for tourists visiting London, who are assured of a warm welcome to all our services and events. The Foundation Stone of the New West End Synagogue was laid on June 7th. 1877 by Mr. Leopold de Rothschild in the presence of the Chief Rabbi, Dr. Nathan Marcus Adler, and the building was formally opened on March 30th. 1879.
New West End Synagogue
St. Petersburgh Road,
Paddington, London W2
Phone: +44 (0)20 7229 2631 
 Fax: +44 (0)20 7229 2355


The Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/nonJewish Relations
The Parkes Institute is a unique centre for the study of Jewish/non-Jewish relations across the ages. The Institute, through its research, publications, teaching and outreach work, is based on the library and life work of the Christian scholar and activist, the Reverend Dr James Parkes (1896-1981). The library now consists of over 20,000 printed items – books, pamphlets and journals – and is supplemented by one of the largest collections of Jewish archives in Europe, consisting of many hundreds of individual and institutional records, totalling millions of individual items. 
Museum of Jewish Culture The Parkes Institute
History - School of Humanities
The James Parkes Building
University of Southampton
Southampton - SO17 1BJ
UNITED KINGDOM
URL: www.soton.ac.uk/parkes
Email: parkes@soton.ac.uk
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Fax: (+44) 23 8059 3458
Website : Parkes Institute
Petticoat Lane
is probably the most famous and oldest of all of London's street markets. It was established over 400 years ago and still attracts visitors from all over the world.Where does the name come from (given that it is based around Middlesex Street)? The Huguenots, who came to London from France, sold petticoats and lace here. The street and the market became known as petticoat lane, but then the prudish Victorians changed the name of the lane and market to avoid referring to woman's underclothes. Although this (middlesex street) remains its official name, the old name has stuck and the Sunday market, held here and in the surrounding streets, is still known as Petticoat Lane Market.A further wave of immigrants, this time Jews fleeing persecution in eastern Europe, settled in the area from 1882. The chapels, that had previously served the Huguenot community, now became synagogues; and due to the grinding poverty in the area, many Jewish relief societies were founded.Jewish immigrants entered the local garment industry and maintained the traditions of the market. The severe damage experienced throughout the East End during World War II, served to disperse the Jewish communities to new areas, and the area around Middlesex Street suffered a decline. The market, however, continued to prosper, and a new wave of Asian immigration beginning in the 1970's restored the area's vitality - centred on nearby Brick Lane.  The market actually takes place in Wentworth Street on Monday - Friday lunch times, spreading on a Sunday morning to take up 10 separate trading streets, including Middlesex Street. On a Sunday there is a huge variety of goods is on sale including cut-price fashion clothes, fabrics, jewellery, china, toys, textiles, household gadgets and electrical items, but there is still a bias towards clothing, particularly leather coats.The market is always very crowded. Prices are not always shown, so haggling may be necessary (and even where prices are shown, haggling is often accepted). Like
A bagel seller on Petticoat Lane Middlesex and Goulston Streets,
 Liverpool St,
London
E1 7HT
Rothschilds
Rothschild headquarters on St. Swithen’s Lane, where the international price of gold is set daily. Although it is well-guarded, the Rothschild building boasts a mezuzah on its main doorway. In its lobby, next to the family portraits, hangs a striking woven tapestry of Moses in the desert striking the rock for water.
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"Stourbridge Schindler"

The plaque on the right can be seen at the entrance to Mary Stevens Park in Stourbridge in recognition of the late Frank Foley, the Stourbridge man who saved thousands of Jews in World War 2. The plaque was unveiled on 27 January 2004, Frank Foley was a secret service agent who posed as a passport officer in Berlin, issuing fake documents to around 10,000 Jews, saving them from almost certain death in the Nazi concentration camps. Mr Foley lived most of his life in Stourbridge and died in 1958 and is buried at Stourbridge Crematorium. Foley: The Spy who saved 10,000 Jews - buy the book

Frank Foley Plaque
 Mary Stevens Park ,
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Waddesdon Manor
 was built (1874-1889) by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild to display his outstanding collection of art treasures and to entertain the fashionable world. Fascinated by the history and culture of France, he commissioned a French architect, Gabriel Hippolyte Destailleur, to build him a Renaissance-style chateau, based on those in the Loire Valley, and employed a French garden designer, Elie Lainé to lay out the grounds. Like other members of his family he wanted a retreat outside London and chose Buckinghamshire because several of his cousins already had houses there (it was known as "Rothschildshire" in the late 19th century). Now, the Manor is run by a family charitable trust chaired by the present Lord Rothschild. The Collection continues to grow, new features and displays are added to both House and Gardens and we offer a varied programme of events and activities. Almost 300,000 visitors were welcomed to Waddesdon last year.
Waddesdon Manor
Waddesdon
Nr Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP18 0JH
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Wingate & Finchley Football Club
Wingate Football Club was founded in 1946 by four enthusiastic Jewish sportsmen who returned to the U.K. after the Second World War and wished to form a Jewish Football Club playing in senior amateur competition. They earnestly believed that one positive way of helping to combat the ignorance and social evil of anti-Semitism was on the field of play. Finchley were the six oldest (substantiated) club in the UK. They were founded in 1874 by NL “Pa” Jackson who also founded the famous Corinthians, the London Football Association, and who later became Secretary of the FA. Finchley joined the London League from the North London League in 1902.Early in 1991 it was announced that the club would merge with Wingate and a new club would participate in the South Midlands League the following season
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26/06/2008 17:22 :We have removed all the materials you complained about & replaced them with a direction to your correspondence which is reproduced on the site.   We did not realise you were just referring to a couple of small items describing properties of Jewish Interest- we thought you were complaining about some article. Still we can not understand how they are the same when we wrote ours in June 2007 and your copyright said 2008!  We do not "steal" in fact we enhance other remote sites by giving the reader a taste of what they might find. With our offices in Brick Lane we do not need to steal local pictures or comments for a free service for visitors to London. . As I said the relevant wording has been changed as attached.
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25/06/2008 14:04  I hope your "millions" of visitors enjoy your theft. If this is an indication of your financial advice, I will pray for your clients
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Thank you for your reader's letter- It will be published on the website for all to read . Maybe you would also wish your photo to be included in our gallery of famous British Jews too- please send picture.
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On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 18:41:20 +0100, Joseph Hayes <jrh@jrhayes.net> wrote:

Mr. Davey,
 I will point you to the writing concerning the Brick Lane Mosque ...
Your entry:
  "Like the shifting fate of the Jewish people themselves, the cycle of   new immigration is never ending and life in the East End continually  changes. Part of the ancient Roman wall that once surrounded Londinium   is still standing, literally a stone's throw from the oldest remaining   Jewish house of worship. More of the wall remains than signs of Jewish   life, which in its turn supplanted older, established communities. What   is now called the Brick Lane Mosque, the Bengali Jamme Masjid, was the   Spitalfields Great Synagogue in the 19th century -- but before that it   was a Methodist chapel, and before that a church for Hugenots escaping   persecution in France. "
And then my article on Time Travel-Britain, copyright 2006, third   paragraph   (http://www.timetravel-britain.com/articles/london/jewish.shtml)
 "Like the shifting fate of the Jewish people themselves, the cycle of  new immigration is never ending and life in the East End continually   changes. Part of the ancient Roman wall that once surrounded Londinium  is still standing, literally a stone's throw from the oldest remaining   Jewish house of worship. More of the wall remains than signs of Jewish   life, which in its turn supplanted older, established communities. What   is now called the Brick Lane Mosque, the Bengali Jamme Masjid, was the   Spitalfields Great Synagogue in the 19th century -- but before that it   was a Methodist chapel, and before that a church for Hugenots escaping   persecution in France. "  Remarkable similarity, yes? How about word for word?
Your website on the Jewish Poor Soup Kitchen:"The beautiful sandstone facade is the only thing remaining from the   heritage of the Soup Kitchen. The interior, ironically, is now high-rent   condominiums."
My article, paragraph 6:
 "The beautiful sandstone facade is the only thing remaining from the  heritage of the Soup Kitchen for the Jewish Poor in Brune Street, opened   in 1902 to feed indigent local residents. The interior, ironically, is   now high-rent condominiums."
 The picture of the front of the Soup Kitchen on your website is mine, I   still have the original print I took in front of the building. The   picture on your website of the Bevis Marks Synagogue is also mine ...   they even have the same file names, you (or someone building your   website) simply removed the captions from the images.
 My email to you didn't warrant a smart-ass response. I make my living   writing, I work hard at it and I'm proud of what I write, and what I   write is not "obtained from other sources". I did the research, talked   to the people and walked the streets of London. Obviously you also   thought it was notable, as you used it. Claiming your website is "free"   is irrelevant, a writers work is not "free" to use.
I find it difficult to fathom why you would go to such trouble to write   a well-researched website and then lift information from another source   without noting where you got it or asking permission ... and then   sarcastically denying what is blatantly obvious. Oddly enough, I   probably would have agreed to your use.
 And Gypsy Rose Lee was a stripper, not a fortune teller, and even she   would agree that one Jew stealing from another is just not done.
 Please remove the above sections, and photos.
Thank you,
 Joseph Hayes


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make no charge whatsoever for this. It appears you might have obtained   some of your background from other sources as we have & then noticed   the similarities. However most of the subject matter on the pages were   written by myself as part of a thesis when I was at the Jewish studies   department at University College , London in 1979/80.  In the circumstances may I congratulate you on reviving memories of   the old East End & wish you well with your writings.
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The Beigal Belt Beigel Bake Finding good beigels in
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Beigal
We have been reading you colonials from New England discussing UK beigels. Firstly we must point out that the best beigels in London come from bakeries and are taken home to be filled. They are properly made with the dough being boiled first. Recently outlets have been opening in London selling wrongly called "New York or American beigels". These are usually no more than a bread roll with a hole in it.

Remember the beigel , black bread etc all originally were introduced by  settlers from Germany & Poland and like most other Jewish food is actually mid-European food. A good beigel goes stale quickley so these new varieties have preservative in them which means they can never be as good.  
Not many people know why there is a hole in the middle. The reason is they used to be sold off sticks and the hole was there for the stick to go through.

 Years ago Americans complained that English water ruined the coffee. Yet within a few years in the 1950's Britain had the first good coffee bars, which have recently been copied by Starbucks etc. Since the 1950's there has been an Americanization of Britain and this has meant the importation of the Junk food era. I remember in the 1940's Americans craving for British kippers,British sandwich( invented by Lord Sandwich) or Scotch Smoked Salmon. To-day they want to go to easily recognisable chains like MacJunk and Windy Burgers.

There are many very good beigel bakeries in the suburbs- places like Edgware, Southgate, Cockfosters, Stanmore, Ilford, and Radlett.  There you can get authentic beigels. Golders Green is very much the old Jewish area but far more cosmopolitan these days. There is a good bagel bakery  in West Hampstead too. We shall be pleased to list them if they or you tell us about them. In the meantime we inform you that the Bagel Bake DOES HAVE FILLED BAGELS. Below are some of your comments. Will bagel bakeries and authentic bagel shops please inform us of their location etc & we will list them. Any fakes we will send our rabbi round to circumcise the owners and staff.

THE DISCUSSION ON BAGELS
Beigal Finding good bagels in London
March 22, 2005 2:19 AM
Is there any place in west or central London to buy fresh "NY style" bagels? And is there anything to the story that bagels don't taste the same outside of NY because the water is different?


I have noticed a few chain bagel shops in UK (like the one at Heathrow) but the bagels are usually awful and don't come in many varieties. I'm looking for that classic "walk in and see loads of baskets containing various bagels preferably made that day" style place. Extra points if someone knows a place that sells salt or everything bagels.
posted by gfrobe to food & drink (35 comments total)

 
Not quite west/central, but on the Seven Sisters Rd near Finsbury Park Station (15mins from Oxford Circus) there is the 'Happening Beigel Bakery' which makes bagels fresh each day. They are also in baskets, and are 20p each for plain ones. No extra points for me, though.

There's also the 'Manhattan Bagel Bakery' further down the Seven Sisters Road towards Holloway, but I've never been in.
posted by altolinguistic at 2:50 AM PST on March 22


oi! bagel

Look on the locations page to find the place nearest to you. I've just road tested a sun-dried tomato bagel, with pastrami and Swiss cheese, from the shop on Fleet Street. Very nice.
posted by veedubya at 3:30 AM PST on March 22


There's got to be a Jewish neighbourhood in London. That's where I'd go to get good bagels. Alternatively, set up a deal with a NYC MeFite to FedEx you fresh bagels (sealed airtight, fastest delivery possible) in return for English goodies.

This may be of some help? (scroll down), or this?
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 3:31 AM PST on March 22


Beigel Bake, on Brick Lane. Open all night, and *tremendous*.

Note the spelling, too. It's pronounced Buy-gul, not Bay-gul. Old school, see?
posted by DangerIsMyMiddleName at 4:18 AM PST on March 22


excuse me, but weren't bagels invented by European Jews? if so, one should be able to find good bagels in Europe as well

/not a bagel fan
posted by matteo at 4:38 AM PST on March 22


The absolutely definitive bagel bakery in London is in Brick Lane, East London. It is open 24 hours and is as far as I know run by Jewish people. The quality of fillings is not up to US standard but the bagels themselves are well respected and used by many restaurants/ cafés.

I think this link references the correct shop, but there are two next to each other. One is good, one is not. You'll know when you get there!

Personally though I agree that London bagels never seem as good as New York bagels. There's a whole array of reasons why that might be: discuss amongst yourselves!
posted by skylar at 4:41 AM PST on March 22


The Brick Lane Beigel Bake is ok. I live near there so I eat them probably once every few weeks. But honestly they remind me a lot of the mediocre bagels we used to get in the school cafeteria growing up on Long Island. They have a too soft texture and a mildly strange sweetness that doesn't ring true to a New Yorker. If you realize its a different interpretation of the same eastern european boiled then baked breads that a New York bagel is descended from you'll be a lot happier. Kinda like if you compared a Montreal bagel to a New York bagel and expected them to be exactly the same you would be disappointed.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement. I'd say like Mexican food, a search for a truly authentic "bagel" in London will be fruitless.
posted by JPD at 4:52 AM PST on March 22


And am I the only one who finds the concept of a sun-dried tomato bagel, with pastrami and Swiss cheese mildly heretical?

Of course I laugh hysterically at the EAT sandwich that is pastrami, cheese and mayo on wheat bread
posted by JPD at 4:55 AM PST on March 22


Oh also, Brick Lane is only plain bagels. And I beleive the predominantly Jewish neighborhoods are in the Northeast of London

And I will stop speaking now
posted by JPD at 4:57 AM PST on March 22


Isn't Golder's Green the predominent Jewish neighbourhood in London? I used to live in Finsbury Park and believe Golder's Green is a little Northeast of Hampstead Heath. I had to laugh at the comment about Mexican food from JBD. An American friend of mine lives there now and constantly complains about the lack of authentic Mexican. Where we're from, in Chicago, it's everywhere. Good luck with your NY bagel search!
posted by zombiebunny at 5:07 AM PST on March 22

JPD, I'm a chap of exotic tastes.
posted by veedubya at 5:19 AM PST on March 22


You can't get NY bagels outside of NY. It's that simple. I've spent years looking and eventually just moved back to the city. You can get round shaped dough things that are very very good, but they aren't NY bagels. It's all the fluoride in the water or something.

this place in Chicago even advertizes: To insure the proper taste a water purification filtration system has been installed to match the water properties of New York City. But I bet it doesn't work.

The guys at Finagle A Bagel (Boston) say they disproved that:

New Yorkers insisted that a New York style bagel could never be produced outside of the city, because New York water was the secret ingredient! Larry Smith, the founder of Finagle A Bagel, set out to disprove that claim. He toted 5 gallon buckets of Boston water to New York, and made batches of bagels with Boston water and with New York water. Side by side, not even a New Yorker could tell the difference! From that point, Finagle A Bagel began boiling and baking its own bagels.

Don't believe a word of it.
posted by CunningLinguist at 5:29 AM PST on March 22


No offense meant. Just that all you would need is a nice slice of bacon on that for a treif trifecta.
posted by JPD at 5:30 AM PST on March 22


Jewish neighborhood != Good bagels.

I work in Golders Green which is about as Jewish as it gets and you couldn't find a decent bagel here if your bar mitzvah depended on it.
On a separate note, if you're buying them from a supermarket get them from Tesco's (they're amazing) and avoid all others (specifically Sainsburys.)
posted by john-paul at 5:46 AM PST on March 22


Haha! I've been to that place on Brick Lane. The bagels are actually pretty decent, but I was aghast when I heard my English friends ordering their bagels with "salad," which apparently means lettuce and tomato. Huh?! The fixings and flavors aren't what you'd find in a Jewish Deli, but the basic bagel is pretty tasty.
posted by abbyladybug at 5:48 AM PST on March 22


Damn. Was just about to head out to Brick Lane when I saw JPD's comment that they only sell plain bagels. Definitely not what I was looking for. Appreciate all of the replies though.
posted by gfrobe at 6:00 AM PST on March 22

 Of course you can't tell the difference between Finagle A Bagel bagels cooked with "New York" water and "Boston" water because in both instances they will still be Finagle A Bagel bagels, and therefore gross. That wasn't a very controlled experiment.
posted by neustile at 8:19 AM PST on March 22


I once read that Frank Sinatra so missed NY style pizza that he would dispatch his private plane from LA to pick up pizzas for the weekend. Seems it would have been easier to load up on NYC water if that was the secret.
posted by terrier319 at 8:29 AM PST on March 22


Correct bagel types:
- Plain
- Sesame
- Poppy
- Salt
- Onion
- Everything
- Cinnamon Raisan

Incorrect bagel types:
- Sun-dried tomato
- Blueberry
- Jalapeno
- Pesto
- Anything not listed under "Correct bagel types"
posted by skwm at 8:39 AM PST on March 22


There's a place called Izzy's Bagels (or some variation on the name) about a block away from the Charing Cross T station. I'm hardly a connoisseur , but their wares seemed decent to me. So it might be worth checking out if you're in the area.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:49 AM PST on March 22

 Actually, anyone who refers to a non-Boston subway stop as a "T station" probably wouldn't recognize a good bagel if it crawled into bed with him and made rude noises.
posted by Mayor Curley at 8:51 AM PST on March 22


I've spent years looking and eventually just moved back to the city.

Wish all the folks who complain in DC (and in every other city apparently) that one can't get good bagels, pizza, pastrami, weed, etc, etc, etc ad nauseum would take your advice, hellcat ;)
posted by terrapin at 8:58 AM PST on March 22


The Famiglia pizza place here in Philly claims to bring water down from NY to make their dough.
posted by mbd1mbd1 at 9:22 AM PST on March 22

You missed garlic, skwm.
posted by dame at 9:53 AM PST on March 22


Good NY bagels have become hard to find in New York so difficulty outside is not surprising. Sorry this isn't helpful. Terrapin, in DC there are workable ones in Georgetown at Chesapeake Bagel (I think - the place with the "hot bagels" sign on M Street, but it helps to ask for "well-done" ones). If you happen to be in West Palm Beach Florida, at the "Bagel King" they have honest to god delicious NY bagels like you get at excellent NYC bagel bakeries.


Beigal I think that, like pizza, the bagel in its finest form is not available in the old country, despite the fact the the precursor food item was invented there. Italian pizza, while delicious, is not the same as NY pizza. And there simply are not that many Jews left in Europe to uphold the bagel standards.

I didn't have any good bagels in Israel last time I was there, either. You can get really good rugalach in the central market in Jerusalem, though.

I have sent a query to my agent in London regarding bagels. If anyone knows, she will.
posted by mzurer at 9:58 AM PST on March 22


Izzy's Bagels is a chain that has outlets in stations - I believe that there's one in King's Cross and possibly another at Euston. Perfectly nice filled bagels but again it is true that none of these is going to match a New York bagel or even one from a US chain like Noah's.
posted by skylar at 11:38 AM PST on March 22


There used to be a very good bagel bakery in the main concourse of Charing Cross station. However, I haven't passed through Charing X for several years, so I don't know whether it's still there. As a rule, the central London commuter-line terminals -- Liverpool St, Waterloo, Marylebone, and so on -- tend to be good places to find up-market fast food.

There's a bagel shop in Lansdowne Row (just off Berkeley St, on the south side of Berkeley Square). But it's a very small shop, little more than a kiosk really, and I don't know whether they bake the bagels on the premises. Might be worth a try, though.

Here is a useful list of Jewish bakeries in London. As you will see, most of them are clustered in the north-west suburbs: Hendon, Edgware, Golders Green. The only one I have sampled personally is the Hendon Bagel Bakery (Church Road, NW4, a stone's throw from where I grew up).
posted by verstegan at 12:04 PM PST on March 22


Oh - and forgive me - I think it's Ixxy's bagels....
posted by skylar at 12:36 PM PST on March 22


I've eaten more London bagels/bayguls/beigels than I care to admit and have to agree that Beigel Bake is fantastic when it's 2 am and there's nothing else available, but other than that, it's sub-par.

I found the best bagels, and the ones that came closest to resembling NYC bagels, to be at the Grodzinski's on Finchley Road. It's between the Swiss Cottage and Finchley Road tube stations, approximately across the street from the Argos and McDonald's. Get there in the early afternoon, which is when they tend to haul a fresh batch of bagels out of the oven.
posted by yellowcandy at 12:47 PM PST on March 22


I really like the Brick Lane place if only to see them being baked in the back. However this thread will inspire me to seek out better London bagels.
posted by laukf at 2:23 PM PST on March 22


You missed garlic, skwm.

I dunno if rye is classic but it should be. And I question cinnamon-raisin. Bleah.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:54 PM PST on March 22


Yeah, I'd put pumpernickel before garlic or cinnamon raisin. But I basically stick to sesame & poppy.

Murray's makes a spinach bagel, and a bran, and probably some other heretical flavors, though they refuse to toast them, per tradition...

It's difficult enough to find proper NYC bagels in NYC sometimes, so I pity those afar on this quest. I'd say in london, just enjoy your good indian food, good chain/ take out (pret a manger, wagamama - or whatever it's called) and yr decent coffee (there are individ places in NY with good coffee, but no dependable chains when you're in midtown or whatever)
posted by mdn at 7:28 PM PST on March 22


I immediately am suspicious of any bagel place that tries to toast the bagel by default. Toasting is something you do to a week-old dried up bagel that you're trying to rescue from oblivion. Toasting is not something you do to a fresh, warm, soft-on-the-inside, crusty-on-the-outside bagel.

(My favorite shop makes a lovely spinach feta bagel. Heretical, maybe... but I'll drive an hour just to buy a dozen.)
posted by caution live frogs at 6:21 AM PST on March 23


Correct bagel types:
- Plain
- Sesame
- Poppy
- Salt
- Onion
- Everything
- Cinnamon Raisan

Incorrect bagel types:
- Sun-dried tomato
- Blueberry
- Jalapeno
- Pesto
- Anything not listed under "Correct bagel types"


And the addition of garlic by another person.

SKWM... I am SOOOOO with you on this point!!!
posted by abbyladybug at 6:17 AM PST on March 24



 

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