Press Reports relating to the Dewsbury Synagogue and Jewish Community
6 April 1906, page 36
The synagogue consists of rooms in Grove Street, structurally altered and adapted.
The executive consists of L. Salinski, President; B. Freidman, Vice-President; K. Weiss, Treasurer; M. Phillips, Hon Sec.
20 April 1906, page 27
5 October 1906, page 27
All the members of the congregation with their wives and children inscribed a letter in the Sepher Torah and their offerings were added to the Benevolent Society’.
5 October 1906, page 31
Neilah was conducted by Mr Strauss. Mr L. Salinsky has presented a Ner Tamid, Mr Wattsman a clock, and Mr I. Flowers a table-cover’.
30 September 1910, page xvii
"That Jews should be refused membership of the Association".’
15 December 1911, page 18
He was a brother of Mrs J. Flatow of Dewsbury. He was aged 28 and a partner in Anglo-Russian Trading Co. He was German-born and came to UK about 6 years ago. Buried in Germany.’
23 March 1917, page 16
Jewish Chronicle, 14 July 1922, page 26
A meeting was held yesterday week with a view to re-form the Hebrew congregation, which had been disbanded during the war. It was decided to hold services on the coming High Festivals. Residents in the neighbourhood of Dewsbury who wish to attend should communicate with Mr. Mark Salont, 31, Orchard Street, Savile Town’
Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 1947, page 12
At a meeting held at the home of Mr. Bernard Silver it was decided that there was now a large enough number of Jews living in Dewsbury to make it possible to revive the Dewsbury Jewish community, which has been out of existence for something like 30 years.
Messrs. Mark Salont was elected President; J. Salinsky. Vice-President; and Nelson A. Berkoff, Secretary.
Although the size of the community does not yet warrant the holding of regular services it was agreed at the meeting that one of the main objects would be to celebrate the festivals with the children of the community, and to arrange Jewish activities for them’.
Chronicle, 14 January 1949, page 14
The founder and honorary secretary of the community, Mr. Nelson Berkoff, recently left Dewsbury with his family to settle in Israel…’.
Chronicle, 19 January 1952, page 9
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