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The Director (Photo: Howard Barlow)

The Director (Photo: Howard Barlow)

Our Team

Director Dr Sharman Kadish is founder of Jewish Heritage UK (2004) and of its predecessor, the Working Party on Jewish Monuments in the UK & Ireland (1991). She was initiator and Project Director of the Survey of the Jewish Built Heritage whose chief sponsors were English Heritage and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Born in London, she was educated at University College London, St Antony's College, Oxford and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has taught at the Universities of London and Manchester. Her books include Bolsheviks and British Jews (1992); A Good Jew and a Good Englishman (1995), (ed.) Building Jerusalem: Jewish Architecture in Britain (1996); companion architectural guides Jewish Heritage in England (2006), Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland (new, revised edition 2015) and Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar (2007). Her monograph The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History  (Yale University Press 2011) was shortlisted for the US-based Society of Historians of British Art prize in 2013. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Sharman Kadish


Administrator Sharon Hood joined Jewish Heritage in January 2014. She was born and grew up in Leicester, in the English Midlands. She is a qualified secretary having studied at the London Chamber of Commerce. She spent over ten years as personal assistant to the Professor of Space Research at the University of Leicester. Since moving to Manchester with her husband and two, now grown-up children, she played a key role in the Business Support Unit of Manchester City Council. She has also worked within the Manchester Jewish community as Administrator to Manchester Macccbi, the SEED Adult Learning Programme and Prestwich Hebrew Congregation, a synagogue with a membership of some 700.

Sharon Hood


Principal Consultant Architect Barbara Bowman retired in January 2013 after 15 dedicated years working for the Survey of the Jewish Built Heritage, as fieldworker (from 1998), and afterwards as consultant architect to Jewish Heritage. She collaborated with the Director on the Synagogues At Risk Survey  commissioned by English Heritage (Report published in 2010). Barbara also prepared measured survey drawings and maps for a number of publications by Sharman Kadish, including for the forthcoming second edition of the English Heritage guidebook Jewish Heritage in Britain and Ireland. Born in London, Barbara worked in private practice in Derbyshire, was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

Our other Consultant Architects are currently Viorica Feler-Morgan, Daniel Leon and Hedy Parry-Davies, all based in London. All our Consultant Architects and Surveyors serve on the Jewish Heritage Casework Committee that meets in London quarterly and carry out site visits when required. Our Consultant Architects (Conservation Accredited) may be contacted via the office.

We are currently seeking more recruits to our Casework Team. If you have the appropriate professional qualifications and accreditations, and have a passion for historic synagogues and cemeteries, and want practical experience in protecting them, then please do get in touch.


Official Office Hours:

The Director often works away from the office, is travelling to attend meetings or conduct site visits.
Out of hours please leave a voicemail message.



Postal Address:

Jewish Heritage UK
Unit 204, Ducie House
37, Ducie Street
M1 2JW
United Kingdom