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Aldershot Synagogue

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Aldershot, Hampshire

 

 

   
 

Page created: 25 February 2006
Latest update or revision: 21 July 2016

Town of Aldershot

The town of Aldershot, in Hampshire close to the border with Surrey, is famous for its British Army base.  The town is now part of the Borough of Rushmoor, formed in 1974 as local government district within the administrative county of Hampshire, when the municipal borough of Aldershot (incorporated in 1922) was merged with Farnborough Urban District.

Aldershot Jewish Community

The small Jewish community initially grew up as a result of the establishment of Army Barracks in the town in the mid-nineteenth century and lasted until the 1950's.

Congregation Data

Name:

Aldershot Military Synagogue

known as "The Hut"
of Badajos Barracks, previously Hospital Hill, Aldershot

Which Replaced:

Aldershot Synagogue (in about 1914)

Temporarily of Barrack Road, Aldershot and 49 High Street, Aldershot.

Previous to that, at 23/24 High Street, Aldershot (the premises of Mr. Moses Phillips))

Date Founded:

Informal services had been held since about 1858, although the congregation was not formally established until 1863.

Current Status:

Closed (about 1950's)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Ministers:

Rev, Meir Ahronsha (Ahrons) 1864-66, also shochet

Rev. Jacob Cohen 1866-88, also shochet

Rev. S. E. Lassman from 1888

Rev. Isaac. Livingstone from 1907

Membership Data:

1896 -  6 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)

 


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The records in the database associated with Aldershot include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Aldershot during the 1860s (4 records), 1870s (11 records) and 1880s (9 records).
 

 

On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Aldershot Jewish Community

on JCR-UK

  • Aldershot from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" - The Foundation of the Aldershot Synagogue by Malcolm Slowe - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.

 

Aldershot Jewish Population Data
(excluding soldiers)

1896

54

(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)

1900

32

(The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)

1915

52

(The Jewish Year Book 1916)

1919

40

(The Jewish Year Book 1920)

1934

40

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1945

34

(The Jewish Year Book 1946)

1955

12

(The Jewish Year Book 1956)


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