The museum contains a good deal of information regarding women's lives. The Jewish population in Ireland has been established since the expulsion from Spain at the end of the fifteenth century, but increased sharply with the influx of refugees from the pogroms in Russia, Lithuania, etc., at the end of the 19th century.
The communities in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Waterford, Limerick (where there was an early outbreak of anti-Semitism) were strong and many groups were founded to offer social support and charity to the newcomers and the less fortunate, for example, a wedding group run to help girls from less well-off families afford a wedding dress. The Dublin Jewish Community also provided an ambulance, which was sent to Belfast to assist after the bombings in 1941. The exhibits mirror these activities, showing fund-raising efforts by the Dublin United Hebrew Congregation, the involvement in youth groups (see also schools) and achievements in the community. Girl Guides were particularly popular and there are a number of photographs. Bertha Weingreen was a leading character in the Guides. Sports also figure.
In 1983 Stratford College was opened in Dublin.
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|Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually