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relating to the Aberdeen Jewish Community
1927 - 1945
Chronicle, 11 November 1927, page 13
Letter from Rabbi Salis Daiches [extract].
"The reason why cities like Perth, Inverness, Aberdeen, do not attract Jewish
settlers is to be found in the economic conditions prevailing in those cities,
the lack of suitable industries, and the distance that separates Northern
Scotland from the Jewish centres in England and the continental countries."
Chronicle, 12 March 1923, page 32
"A meeting of the Scottish Area Committee for Jewish Education was held at the Charing Cross Hotel [Glasgow] …
The Chairman pointed out that with the exception of small Jewish settlements of Inverness and Aberdeen,
where there were scarcely any Jewish children left to be taught, through the removal of families to larger Jewish
centres, all the smaller congregations in Scotland were now provided
with Hebrew teachers."
Chronicle, 13 July 1945, page 18
"The Aberdeen Jewish community, whose new synagogue was recently consecrated, can claim the have the most northerly
situated Synagogue in the British Isles. The new house of worship replaces the premises which were occupied for some
years in Marischal Street. The congregation, which numbers 15 families, was founded in 1893. Small though it is, the
Aberdeen community is not the smallest in Scotland. That distinction belongs to Inverness where there is a total of
16 Jews. Inverness has the added distinction of being the most northerly Jewish community in Britain, their town being
some miles farther north than the Granite City.."
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