York Castle Museum teams up with York Liberal Jewish Community to launch temporary exhibit on Judaism and the Jews of York Jewish heritage in York goes back over 1000 years.
The city has seen tragedy and joy and has deep roots that are currently not interpreted at the Caste Museum. This exhibition re-examines the Castle Museum’s collection to highlight objects and stories that have not been presented as Jewish history before. The exhibition has three
sections, the first on York’s medieval Jewish history, the second on the more recent history of York’s Jewish families, and the third focuses on Judaism today and the present York Liberal Jewish Community. Highlights of the exhibit include the display of the Community’s Torah scroll on loan from the Memorial Scrolls Trust, two coins dating from around the time of the Clifford’s Tower massacre possibly minted by Jewish men, and numerous personal artefacts and documents from York’s current Jewish community.
The exhibition opens on Sunday, 28 November, and runs through 7 February 2022 at York Castle Museum. Entry to the exhibition is included with a Museum Ticket which can be pre-booked here; https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk/your-visit/tickets/