Jewish Chronicle, 27 October
1899, page 27
‘PORT ERIN (ISLE OF MAN)
Mr. Benjamin Jacobs, a commercial traveller of London (who is well known in the
Isle of Man), had a narrow escape from being drowned last Saturday. He was
invited by an acquaintance on a boating excursion, but declined in consequence
of that day being his Sabbath. His friend, a Christian stockbroker, and his
young son and two boatmen were drowned. On any other day, says the Isle of Man
Daily Times, Mr. Jacobs would certainly have gone with his friend and it is
owing to his strict adherence to the principles of his faith that he is now
Jewish Chronicle, 6 July 1900, page 26
‘Mr. A. J. Goodman of Douglas, Isle of Man, has published a waltz of his own
composition entitled ‘The New Century Waltz’. He is a son of Mr Jacob
Goodman of Manchester. He composed last year an effective march ‘The Douglas
Parade March’ which became very popular being played by all the bands on the
Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1902, page 1
‘On 3 September, Isaac elder son of Louis and Adelaide Zachariah of Stoke
Newington drowned while bathing at Douglas.'
Jewish Chronicle, 12 June 1908, page 29
‘DOUGLAS, Isle of Man
Berlin House, 16 Demesne Rd.,
ORTHODOX JEWISH BOARDING HOUSE
Liberal table; Late Dinners; Excellent cuisine; Terms Moderate.
Mrs. Rabow & Daughters.'
Jewish Chronicle, 30 September, 1910
New Year Greetings
‘The Misses Rabow, Berlin House, Palace View Terrace.'
Jewish Chronicle, 26 May 1911, page 37
Place View Terrace, Central Promenade
Fully-licensed Orthodox Hotel, containing 29 light airy
bedrooms, spacious dining-room, comfortable drawing-room, etc.;
table d’hôte 6.30 p.m.’ terms 6/6 per day. Douglas Jubilee and
Coronation celebrations, June 28th to July 8th. Ten days’
Carnival. Official Programme free on application.-
The Misses Rabow.'
Jewish Chronicle, 7 June 1912, page 23
‘The annual picnic of the Staff of Mr. Levy (Globe Mantle
Company) Manchester, took place last weekend. The party
journeyed from Manchester to Douglas on Saturday night and
returned Monday. On Sunday the proceeds of an after dinner
collection, contributed to by the picnic party and other
visitors at Berlin House, was forwarded to the Manchester Jewish
Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1913, page 37
New Year Greetings
‘Mr & Mrs Mark Greenburgh, Douglas.'
Jewish Chronicle, 8 May 1914, page 4
‘DOUGLAS, Isle of Man. - “Vienna House”, Fairfield Terrace,
Bucks-road. - 20 large bedrooms, smoking, dining, drawing-rooms;
private and kosher restaurant’ excellent cuisine; terms
moderate. Proprietress, Mrs. Goldberg.’
Jewish Chronicle, 20 June 1914, page 4.
‘DOUGLAS, Isle of Man
Palace View Terrace, Central Promenade
Fully licensed Orthodox Hotel,
Containing 36 rooms. Terms 6/6 per day.
J. and J. Rabow.’
(on 29 August 1914 , page 10, advert changed to ‘RABOW’s 3 Palace View Terrace, Central
Jewish Chronicle, 2 May 1919, page 16
Board of Deputies. Law & Parliamentary Committee
‘Your Committee is in consultation with the President of the
Liverpool Old Hebrew Congregation with regard to the charge made
for the grave of an interned prisoner from the Isle of Man, and
is also in communication with the War Office with regard to a
contribution towards two Jewish burials from that island.
Subject to these two adjustments, the Board is liable for a
payment of £15.15s. In respect of these two burials.’
Jewish Chronicle, 12 December 1919 - ’Young
Israel’, page 1
‘Hetty and Sam Goldberg, 3 Palace View Terrace’.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 October 1920, page 28
‘Services for the High Festivals were held on the Isle of Man
for the first time. They were held at the Continental by the
courtesy of Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg.’
Jewish Chronicle, 26 May 1922, page 33
‘DOUGLAS, ISLE OF MAN
CONTINENTAl, Palace View Terrace
Oldest established Kasher House in the Island. Charmingly
situated, facing sea and Palace, and on Central Promenade.
Separate tables. Every home comfort. Non-residents may join at
meals. Terms moderate.
Proprietress: Mrs. Goldberg.’
[Many adverts in following
years during the season, in similar vein]
27 October 1922, page 18
Board of Deputies. Report of Law & Parliamentary Committee.
‘Your Committee is still in correspondence with the Chancellor
of the Diocese and with the Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Man in connection
with the application for a reduction of fess for the exhumation of the bodies of
seven or eight Jewish prisoners of war buried in non-Jewish ground at Patrick
Churchyard in the Isle of Man.’
Jewish Chronicle, 25 February 1927, page 15.
Memorial Council meeting.
‘Applications for grants include one from ‘representatives of the
Jewish community of Douglas, Isle of Man’. ‘..it was decided to
get in touch with the community, and learn more about its
Jewish Chronicle, 25 February 1927, page 17.
Board of Deputies. Law & Parliamentary Committee.
‘Attention has been drawn to six Jewish graves in the parish
burial Ground of Knockaloe, Isle of Man, where Alien Jews who
died at the Internment Camp in the Isle of Man during the War were buried.
Further enquiries are being made as to the condition and upkeep of these
Jewish Chronicle, 25 March 1927, page 17
Board of Deputies Law & Parliamentary Committee.
‘The Committee authorised Mr. Ettinger, of Liverpool, to
enquire, on behalf of the Board, into the condition of the
Jewish graves in the Parish Cemetery of Knockaloe in the Isle of
Jewish Chronicle, 1 April 1927, page 4
‘ISLE of MAN HEBREW CONGREGATION
Wanted, Shochet, Teacher, to act as Reader; Single man. -
Secretary Mr. Roth, Main-road, Onchan, Douglas, I.O.M.’
Jewish Chronicle, 10 June 1927, page 25
‘Isle of Man.
At a general meeting of the Hebrew Congregation with the
President, Mr. Hyman, Senior, in the chair, Mr. L. Kelman, of
Manchester, was unanimously elected Chazan, Shochet, and
Teacher. By permission of Mr. Goldberg, of the Continental
Hotel, services will be held there every Friday evening and
Saturday morning during the season. All visitors are welcome.
Mr. T. Roth, Main Road, Onchan, Douglas, is Hon .Secretary of
Jewish Chronicle, 24 June 1927, page 22
Board of Deputies Law & Parliamentary Committee
‘Mr. Philip Ettinger, of Liverpool, has been making enquiries on
behalf of the Board as to the Jewish graves in the Parish
Cemetery at Knockaloe (Isle of Man). He reports that there are
three graves with headstones and probably two or three more
without any stones. Mr. Ettinger will make suggestions for their
supervision after his contemplated visit to the Island’.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 August 1927, page 14
‘An appeal on behalf of Ukrainian Jewry was made last week by
Rev. J. Kelman at the Synagogue of the Douglas Hebrew
Congregation, I.O.M. Services are held every Sabbath at the Continental Hotel by
kind permission of Mr. Goldberg.’
Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1927, page 46
‘Douglas (Isle of Man)
At a reception held at the Masonic Hall by Mr. Hyman (President
of the newly formed congregation) and Mrs. Hyman, a Sepher
Torah, the gift of the President and Mrs. Hyman and Mr. And Mrs.
L. Jacobs, was consecrated. The Rev. J. Kelman officiated and
gave an address. Mr. C. Jacobson was in the chair. Thanks were
accorded to the donors of the Scroll. Messrs. Hyman and Jacobs
responded. Among other speakers were Messrs. E. A. Deane, S.
Fagan (Liverpool), Mark Moss (Manchester). Bernard Ash (whose
band gave their services voluntarily), M. Lyons, senr., L.
Jacobs, B. Myers, T. Roth (the Secretary), and the Rev. J.
Kelman. The following gifts were announced: A mantle for the
Scroll, from Mrs. Hyman; silver plate and pointer, from Mr.
Barnet Myers; an oak Ark, from Mr. S. Coplan; a curtain, from
Mrs. Godfrey; and Prayer-books, from Messrs, Castle, junr., and
Glynne. Mr. Goldberg announced his intention of presenting the
congregation with a Chupah in commemoration of his daughter’s
forthcoming marriage. A large sum was collected towards the funds.’
Jewish Chronicle, 18 May 1928, page 40
‘DOUGLAS, Isle of Man, ASTORIA, 4 Fort William
Strictly Kosher Boarding House. Facing sea and adjoining golf
links. Two minutes from boat. Dining, drawing room and lounge.
Electric light. Separate tables. Non-residents may join at
meals. Now booking. Mrs. Lyons.’
[Adverts for the
CONTINENTAL and the ASTORIA continue in subsequent years]
Jewish Chronicle, 8 June 1928, page 11
Letter from Bernhardt Balaban, Higher Broughton, Manchester.
‘Re the 6 alien Jews buried in a churchyard at Knockalaoe. He
hopes the Board of Deputies will bring their influence to bear on the
authorities to permit the transfer to a Jewish cemetery. He is willing to place
6 graves free of charge at the cemetery of the North Manchester Synagogue
provided all other expenses to the ground are defrayed.’
22 June 1928, page 17
Board of Deputies, Law & Parliamentary Committee.
‘Have considered letter of Mr Balaban. Two responses: 1. No
request has been made by a relative of the deceased for a
transfer. 2. Disturbance of the dead is against Jewish law.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 October 1928, page 24
‘During Holy-day services at the Continental Hotel the Rev. A.
Riess referred to the excellent efforts made by the local Jewry
to endow a bed at the Douglas Hospital. Contributions may be
made to the Treasurer Mr. F. Jacob or Col. Madox the Chief
Constable. £16 collected for the Ukrainian Jews’ Relief Fund.’
Jewish Chronicle, 8 August 1930, page 21
‘Stuart Carey, a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. S. Brown of ‘Selsa Craigh’, Promenade,
has been awarded a scholarship at the local High School.’
Jewish Chronicle, 3 July 1931, page 44
‘Mrs. Goldberg having disposed of her business in the Isle of Man has opened a
private hotel at 108 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.’
Jewish Chronicle, 1 April 1932, page 4
‘Death on 18 February under operation at Los Angeles, California,
Joseph (Joel) in his 36th year, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Lyons, 4
Jewish Chronicle, 24 November 1933, page 4
‘For sale or to let. Isle of Man. Jewish boarding house, the
only one on the island. Owner retiring
R. Lyons, ‘Astoria’, 4 Fort William.’
Jewish Chronicle, 31 January 1936, page 32
‘An address on the persecution of German Jews given by Rabbi
Raphael H. Levine of Liverpool to the Bucks Road Men’s
Fellowship, ‘aroused much interest in the local Press’.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 January 1938, page 20
‘Following a petition to the I. of M. authorities from various members of the
insular legislation and Douglas Town Council, asking that two Austrian doctors
be allowed to practise, permission has been granted. Had been opposed by the
Manx Medical Council. Proposal was to establish a clinic on the island for the
reception of patients from the mainland. Not to compete with local practitioners
but will only receive Manx patients on recommendation of their local
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