The Nathan Laski
Jewish Studies Internet Resource Centre offers a careful selection
of links to websites useful for teaching and research purposes,
together with summaries of the features of each site. The
Introduction, written by Charlotte
Gringras (Honorary Consultant), explains how to make best
use of the site in an educational context. This site is co-sponsored
and hosted by The Nathan Laski Memorial Charitable Trust and
by the Centre for Jewish Studies
at the University of Manchester.
was born in 1863 in Poland, the son of an immigrant to Manchester,
UK. Laski became President of the Great Synagogue in 1896,
and went on to become President of the Board of Guardians.
He was also the first provincial Jew to serve as an officer
on the national Board of Deputies of British Jews, and in
1906 he was made a Justice of the Peace. As the "uncrowned
king" of the Manchester Jewish community, people queued
for Laski's help and advice, and it has been estimated that
he saw over 70,000 such visitors during his lifetime.
Please feel free
to link this site. You are welcome to use the following graphic