The Regency elegance of Gibraltar’s Garrison Library formed the backdrop to the launch of the first-ever authoritative guidebook to Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar.
The event, hosted jointly by Jewish Heritage UK and the Gibraltar Heritage Trust, was presided over by Gibraltar's Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Hassid, and attended by the Hon. & Mrs. Fabian Vinet, Minister for Heritage. It was reported on the front page of the Gibraltar Chronicle [PDF file 1MB] and featured on Gibraltar TV News.
The guidebook is written by Jewish Heritage Director, Dr Sharman Kadish, author of the best-selling Jewish Heritage in England, which sold out within three months of publication last November and has been reprinted by publishers English Heritage.
Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar, published by Spire Books, follows a similar format, featuring full-colour photographs (taken by Nigel Corrie of English Heritage), drawings and maps (by architect Barbara Bowman) and an architectural heritage trail.
The new guidebook has been sponsored by the Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Heritage Trust and several local businesses on the Rock. Publication in the UK has been made possible by The Arts & Humanities Research Council through the University of Manchester where the author is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Jewish Studies.
Jewish Heritage in Gibraltar is available from all good bookshops at the published price of £9.95.