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Our Partners

Project Partners

  • Jewish Military Museum


    The Jewish Military Museum under the auspices of AJEX, is now part of the Jewish Museum. The Museum’s mission is to display the artefacts from British Jews who served in the military over the centuries.

  • Board of Deputies of British Jews

    The Board has been the voice of British Jews and representative of Jewish communal interests to government, media and others for over a quarter of a millennium. The Board has extensive archives of the First World War period.

  • Bishopsgate Institute


    Bishopsgate Institute is making items from its Special Collections and Archives on the First World War period in London available to We Were There Too. Many of the items will be on display digitally for the first time.

  • Adrian Andrusier

    London-based private collector, Adrian Andrusier, has been collecting postcards and a postal history of Jewish life for over 40 years, especially the 1890-1940 period. Items from his unique collection appear frequently in We Were There Too.

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission


    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission ensures that 1.7 million people who died in the two world wars will never be forgotten. It care for cemeteries and memorials at 23,000 locations, in 154 countries. There is a direct link from We Were There Too  to the Commission’s data base.

  • Jewish Chronicle 


    Founded in 1841, the Jewish Chronicle is the world’s oldest English language Jewish newspaper. It is making its unique archives, including of the First World War era available to We Were There Too visitors; this is a formidable research source for visitors.

  • The Jewish Historical Society 


    The Jewish Historical Society of England, the oldest historical and learned society of its kind in Europe was founded in 1893 by the foremost Anglo-Jewish scholars and communal leaders of the day. The Society promotes the study of, and encourages research into Anglo Jewish History. The Society and We Were There Too will be collaborating in a lecture series.

  • The Sephardi Community 


    The S&P Sephardi Community – originally The Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Congregation of London – was founded in 1657. The first Synagogue, in a rented building in Creechurch Lane in the City of London, was replaced half a century later by the fine Synagogue of Bevis Marks nearby (opened in 1701 and still in regular use). 

  • The United Synagogue 


    The United Synagogue is the largest synagogue movement in Europe. Founded in 1870 today it comprises 62 local communities supported by a central office and The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of Great Britain and the Commonwealth. The US has a substantial archive of the First World War era.

  • The Movement for Reform Judaism 


    Is the national umbrella organization of 42 autonomous synagogue communities throughout the UK.

  • Liberal Judaism  


    Liberal Judaism has 40 communities, and three additional developing/affiliated congregations, covering all parts of England, as well as in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Denmark.

  • The Masorti


    Masorti Judaism is a family of Jewish communities, ranging from large, well-established synagogues of over 4,000 members, to small, informal prayer and study groups.Each Masorti community is autonomous and run by a team of lay-leaders and volunteers.

  • The Holocaust Explained  


    The Holocaust Explained educational resource is managed by the London Jewish Cultural Centre. The centre is involved internationally in working to combat anti-Semitism and racism through education. It works with governments, international organisations, across the entire education sector, in the voluntary sector and with other organisations working to combat racism and racial prejudice.

  • Ben Uri Gallery


    A specialist art museum in Europe addressing universal and ever-more central issues of identity and migration through the visual arts. Emerging from and representing the Jewish community, it's collection principally reflects the work, lives and contribution of British and European artists of Jewish descent, interpreted within the wider context of twentieth and twenty-first century art history, politics and society.

  • Heritage Lottery Fund


    From the archaeology under our feet to historic parks and buildings we care about, from precious memories to rare wildlife, the Heritage Lottery Fund uses money raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK to explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. We Were There Too is being substantially supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

  • The Trustees of The London Jewish Cultural Centre

    We Were There Too is the Intellectual Property of the Trustees in whom the copyright is vested. In addition the LJCC has provided financial support.

  • The Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade


    The JLGB is the Strategic Partner of We Were There Too, providing strategic and operational support and ensuring the permanent sustainability of the site.

  • Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women (‘AJEX’)


    AJEX focuses on Remembrance for the sacrifices of the Past, Help for those in need at the Present and, Education for the Future. AJEX, especially through the Jewish Military Museum, is a partner of We Were Three Too.

  • London Grid for Learning


    The London Grid for Learning is a community of schools and local authorities committed to using technology to enhance teaching & learning. It was set up by the 33 London Boroughs in 2001 as a not-for-profit charitable trust, the local authorities are the trustees, setting the course and ensuring educational focus and value for money. All revenues are ploughed back into new and improved services and resources to make sure LGfL schools remain at the cutting edge of technology and educational best-practice. The Grid and LJCC have collaborated previously, on The HolocaustExplained.com

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