Opening of permanent exhibition about the Jewish history of Cork

The history of the Jews of Cork will be the subject of a permanent exhibition to be housed at the Cork Public Museum.

The exhibition traces the growth of Cork’s Orthodox Jewish community from its origins in the late 19th century to the eventual closing of the synagogue on South Terrace last year. It was installed by Aileen O’Connor of West Cork-based heritage preservation startup HeritageWorks.

The display at the Public Museum will also showcase some of the religious artifacts dedicated to the Museum after the synagogue’s closing and tell the story of how the late Fred Rosehill managed to keep the remnants of the once thriving community going despite dwindling numbers.

‘The Tsar, the Rosehills and the Music Shop – the story of Cork’s Jewish Community 1880s to 2016’ opens to the public on May 26th.

Read more:
History of Cork’s Jewish community to be commemorated (The Irish Times)
Cork’s Jewish story to be told in exhibition (The Evening Echo)