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Bristol Hebrew Congregation

Bristol

 

              

         
 

Page created: prior to 31 December 2002
Page redesigned: October 2014
Latest revision or update: 24 October 2014
 

 

The Synagogue at 9 Park Row, Bristol (2001)



 The Holy Ark with the Torah Scrolls

For additional photographs of the Synagogue click from the drop-down list here

 

Basic Congregation Data

Name:

Bristol Hebrew Congregation

Address:

Synagogue at 9 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LP (from 1871)
For full details of this and earlier synagogue buildings see Synagogue Buildings

Current Status:

Active

Date Founded:

At least by 1756

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 20447  -  Registration District: Bristol

Cemetery Details:

The currently active cemetery of the Congregation is the Ridgeway Cemetery, Eastville. Earlier cemeteries were at Barton Road (St Phillips) and Great Gardens (Rose Street). For details (including database) see Bristol Jewish Cemeteries (and also IAJGS Cemetery Project).

Membership Data:

1900 -   72 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900/01)
1915 - 100 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1919 - 120 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1920)
1999 -   70 (Board of Deputies)
See also Synagogue Membership Lists

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Bristol Hebrew Congregation include:

Marriages

1834 - 1990 (307 records)
 


Other Bristol Congregation Information

The following material has been made available by the kind permission of
Bristol Hebrew Congregation and the Bristol Jewish Burial Society
 and the ceaseless efforts of Alan Tobias
 


Search the JCR-UK Bristol Databases

Bristol Jewish Cemeteries  - Records of burials, plus photographs of the headstones and copies of the burial certificates, where available, in the Bristol's St Phillips and Ridgeway Jewish Cemeteries (including re-internments from the Great Gardens, Rose Street Cemetery), from 1762 to 2003.

Congregation's Birth and Death Register (1829-1893) - Records of all entries in the Bristol Hebrew Congregation Birth and Death Register from 1829 to 1893, including, in each case, a scanned copy of the corresponding page of the Register.
 

 


Browsable Lists of Individuals

Ministers of the Synagogue - List of Ministers of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation from 1765 to 2002.

Officers of the Synagogue - List of Officers of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation from 1824 to 2002.

Synagogue Membership - Lists of Members of the Bristol Hebrew Congregation making donations for the years 1910, 1911, 1912, 1937, 1947, 1950, 1953, 1955 and 1959.
 

Articles published by the Congregation

  • The Jews of Bristol by Alex Schlesinger (pdf - 1.2mb) - A summary of the Community's history, as published in a fund-raising brochure the Congregation from the 1970s.
     
  • Victorian Jewry in Bristol by Alex Schlesinger (pdf - 2.3mb) - A more detailed summary of the Community's history during the Victorian era, as published in a fund-raising brochure the Congregation from the 1970s.

Photographs and Drawings

  • Synagogue Buildings, a description of the synagogue buildings, past and present, including:-

    • Drawings of the Stone Kitchen, the building used as a Synagogue from 1756 to 1786 (reproduced from the Braikenridge collection by kind permission of the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery); and

    • Photographs of the current Synagogue exterior and interior, including memorial plaques on the Eastern Wall and memorial plates on stained glass windows.

Other Congregation Documents Available
 

  • Constitution of the Congregation - Copies of the Constitution of the Congregation for 1842, 1872, 1898, 1966 and 1990.
     
  • Fund-Raising Brochures - Fund-raising brochures for the Synagogue and other Bristol Jewish communal purposes from 1905, 1925, 1927, 1934 to 1938, 1975 to 1979.
     
  • General Meeting Minutes - Scanned copies of all the pages from the Congregation's minute book for the period from 1901 to 1971.
     
  • Insurance Policies - Extracts from insurance policies for the synagogue buildings for 1838, 1842, 1844, 1845, 1847, 1852 and 1855.
     
  • Ladies Benevolent Society - Copies of the Annual Reports of Bristol Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society for 1926 to 1941 (except 1927 and 1929).
     
  • Literary and Dramatic Societies - Copies of the programmes for productions by the Bristol Jewish Literary and Dramatic Societies in 1925, 1934, 1935 and 1936.
     
  • Newsletter - Copies of the Congregation's monthly newsletter (The Recorder) for 1946 and for most years from 1956 to 1990.
     
  • Synagogue Order of Service - Copies of pamphlets containing the Order of Service for various special occasions (for example, consecrations of synagogue buildings, coronations and royal jubilees, induction of ministers, etc.) in 1786, 1842, 1871, 1887, 1897, 1902, 1942, 1945, 1951, 1953, 1961, 1969, 1971, 1981, 1986 and 1994.
     

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