Friday, 13 August 2021

Memories of a Cork
Jewish Childhood

The former Cork Synagogue at 10 South Terrace (Photograph: Patrick Comerford)

Patrick Comerford

For my Friday evening reflections this evening, I am watching Memories of a Cork Jewish Childhood, produced by Ruti Lachs.

In this film, former Cork residents remember their childhoods in Ireland: their Jewish upbringing, the synagogue, the characters, the sea.

It is interspersed with photographs from the last 100 years of life in Jewish Cork, and these stories paint a picture of a time and community gone by.

From tomorrow (14 August), the video will be available to view on the Cork Heritage Open Day and Heritage Week websites as well: https://www.corkcity.ie/en/cork-heritage-open-day/ and https://www.heritageweek.ie.

Cork Heritage Open Day is organised by Cork City Council and is a celebration of the built heritage of Cork. It is taking place virtually on www.corkheritageopenday.ie

This project was made possible by Cork City Council and the Heritage Plan.



The film is a follow-up to Ruti’s 2020 Cork Jewish Culture Virtual Walk video and webpage which won a National Heritage Day Award.

This can be seen on www.rutilachs.ie.

Shabbat Shalom

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