Story: Jews

City synagogues

City synagogues

Throughout the second half of the 19th century, Jewish communities in several New Zealand towns and cities grew large enough for synagogues to be built. The traditional Jewish wedding pictured here was held at Christchurch’s synagogue in 1901.

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Stephen Levine, 'Jews - 19th-century immigration', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 8 Feb 2005