The Irish Jewish Museum is located in a former synagogue in Dublin City. The museum highlights the place of Jewish influence in Ireland's cultural and historic heritage.
At one time over 5,000 Jews lived in Ireland, though the number declined after WWII & is a bit over 1,000 at present. You can explore the Irish Jewish Museum, located in Portobello, which was once called "Little Jerusalem". The Museum is located in what was once a synogogue on the site.
There you will discover details of their large contribution to Irish society in areas of politics, law, medicine, academia, art, music & culture. Its library & exhibits preserve artefacts relating to the history of the Jews of Ireland, as well as their wider history, culture, heritage, religion & Holocaust experience. The original kitchen recreates a typical Sabbath meal setting of the early 1900s.
The Museum was opened in 1985 by Irish-born President of Israel Chaim Herzog, and the museum also houses memorabilia relating to the Herzog family. Lectures are offered through the year - check the website calendar of events.
Open in Summer, May - mid September on Sunday -Thursday 11.00am - 3.00pm.
In Winter, Sundays only, 10.30am to 2.30pm
Groups of 10 or more must have a reservation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Though many of the Jewish businesses no longer exist in the area, you can still find Bretzel Bakery & Cafe (est 1870), a Kosher bakery, on Lennox Street nearby. It is considered a Dublin institution. Their signature breads are baked in the original brick ovens.
While in the area take a stroll along the Grand Canal.
On Bus 16 route.
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