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The story of Ramsgate Jewish community is beyond doubt dominated by the life and memory of one man - a towering figure of Anglo-Jewry. This was Moses Montefiori. While Montefiori did much to place Ramsgate on the Jewish map, and built a synagogue and a college, the Ramsgate Jewish community was already established, before Sir Moses' arrival, and included other interesting and important individuals, such as Benjamin Norden, a notable early explorer of southern Africa, and an exotic contingent of North African Jews, as well as important Jewish educators and scholars. This trail was the first ever Jewish heritage trail of Ramsgate, originally created in 2004.
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