Annesley Street Synagogue: Hanukkah

Annesley Street Synagogue: Hanukkah

Hanukkah (or Chanukah) is an eight-day religious festival celebrated by those of Jewish faith. This year, Hanukkah will begin at nightfall on November 28th and run through to nightfall on December 6th. The celebration marks the reclamation of the Holy Temple in...
Volunteer Bank Project

Volunteer Bank Project

Strategic Partners: Volunteer Now; Prince’s Trust. Volunteers are vital for all of the Cluster members. Coordinating volunteers, though, takes time and effort, and members of the Cluster have lots of different capacities for doing this. This project aims to...
Urban Design

Urban Design

Strategic Partners: Department of Communities and Department of Infrastructure, Academy of Urbanism, Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA), Ministerial Advisory Group on Architecture and the Built Environment, Royal Town Planning Institute. The physical...
Bernard Jaffa on Annesley Street Synagogue

Bernard Jaffa on Annesley Street Synagogue

Bernard was born in Belfast, and grew up attending Annesley Street Synagogue from early childhood for Jewish festivals and for services on the Jewish Sabbath with his parents. He has fond memories of the building. Bernard Jaffa (Long Edit) Bernard Jaffa (Short...
Annesley Street Synagogue – Mikvah Bath

Annesley Street Synagogue – Mikvah Bath

Annesley Street Synagogue has the archaeological remains of a Mikvah, a ritual bath. The Mikvah is central to orthodox Jewish communities. Often, when a new Jewish community was formed the Mikvah would be built before the Synagogue.  Traditionally, Jewish men and...