NESTLED BEHIND carefully pruned hedges on Belfasts resolutely middle-class Somerton Road is an unexpected landmark. In a town where religion and politics have been intertwined stands the synagogue of the Belfast Hebrew Congregation, an unassuming modernist building that is home to a faith community that has been in the city for decades
Funny story: I wrote and filed this article in April but it was bumped off the pages every time it was due to run. Events, dear boy, and all that. Then someone I had been talking to posted me a clipping from the Belfast Telegraph. The story was about Belfast’s Jews. I knew I was right – it is worth writing about. Anyway, the paper ran the story today (with a quick update).
Uncertain future for Belfast’s Jews, Irish Times, November 21, 2009