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Jewish Built Heritage in England

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English Heritage celebrated this anniversary by supporting the Survey of the Jewish Built Heritage in England, led by the Jewish Memorial Council. The Survey recorded synagogues, cemeteries, and other buildings erected for communal Jewish use. Many of these buildings are still in use, though some have found alternative uses.

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