New guidebooks to Jewish London and to Jewish Krakow and Warsaw have recently been published. We hope to have longer descriptions soon.
By Rachel Kolsky & Roslyn Rawson (London: New Holland, 2012) Illustrated, 224 pages.
A very comprehensive guidebook, with practical information, history, pictures, itineraries and more.
From the publisher:
Jewish London is the only travel guidebook available that focuses on the sights, heritage and culture of London’s historic and present Jewish community. Packed with fascinating and practical information, “Jewish London” features everything for the visitor to London, from walking tours of historic areas such as the old Jewish East End to listings of kosher restaurants and shops, and information on important Jewish Londoners and where they lived, complete with plenty of specially commissioned maps. It is also an extremely useful compendium of information for the Jewish resident in London, listing Jewish cultural and heritage organisations, synagogues, ritual baths and other important Jewish centres, and a calendar of Jewish festivals and events in London. The extremely knowledgeable authors are Jewish historians and tour guides, and their lively, interesting text is illustrated with brand-new full-colour photography of the most important Jewish sights.
Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland, 2012
History, maps and walking tour itineraries, with the addition of discussion questions that groups or individuals can address.