Irish Jewish Gathering Begins Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Irish Jewish Museum in Dublin - the Irish Jewish community is calling all their Diaspora home for The Gathering. Photo by Irish Jewish Museum
According to an article in, an Irish Jewish Gathering will begin today, July 21st, as part of Tourism Ireland’s year long initiative. The following excerpt is from the article.

The Irish Times reports that Maurice Cohen, chairman of the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland, said they had “followed the call” and planned “to get Jewish Irish people to return to Ireland for a celebration of their heritage.”

According to the 2011 census there are 1,984 Jewish people in Ireland, mostly in Dublin. Historian and genealogist Stuart Rosenblatt said there was documentary evidence of about 50,000 Irish Jewish people around the world.

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Author: Leland Meitzler

Leland K. Meitzler founded Heritage Quest in 1985, and has worked as Managing Editor of both Heritage Quest Magazine and The Genealogical Helper. He currently operates Family Roots Publishing Company (, writes daily at, writes the weekly Genealogy Newsline, conducts the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour to the Family History Library, and speaks nationally, having given over 2000 lectures since 1983.

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