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Press Reports relating
to the Hoylake Hebrew Congregation
Compiled by Harold
Jewish Chronicle, 19 April 1940, page 4
“It has been decided to form a Hebrew
Congregation and Religious Classes in Holyoke (Cheshire). All Jewish residents
in this area who are interested should communicate immediately with Mr. Rogansky,
58, Trinity-road, Hoylake.”
Jewish Chronicle, 26 April 1940, page 18
“At a meeting of Jewish residents, held
in Hoylake recently, it was decided to form a Congregation, and a number of
Sabbath services have already been held. Those interested should communicate
with Mr. H. Rogansky, 58 Trinity Road, Hoylake.”
Chronicle, 20 September 1940, page 15
“HOYLAKE AND DISTRICT CONGREGATION.
SERVICES have been organised for the ensuing High Festivals and during the whole
year arrangements have also been made for children’s religion classes. Will
those who are interested kindly communicate immediately with the Hon. Secretary,
H. Newman, 3 Alderley-road, Hoylake. ‘Phone: Hoylake 2977.”
Chronicle, 7 March 1941, page 16
“The social club which has been formed for the boys and girls of Hoylake and
district at B.W.T.A., 3a Birkenhead Road, Holyoke (where gatherings are held
every Wednesday evening), is to hold a Purim Dance next Thursday. The Secretary
is Miss Betty Rogansky, 58, Trinity Road, Hoylake, Cheshire.”
Chronicle, 2 May 1941, page 14
“The first public meeting of the Hoylake
Hebrew Congregation was organised last week in collaboration with the Liverpool
Keren Hayesod Committee … The following were elected to form a Keren Hayesod
Committee in Hoylake: Messrs. S. Rogansky (Chairman of the congregation), H.
Solomon, L. Makin, I. Baker, A. Tearle, and I Levey.”
Chronicle, 1 August 1941, page 12
Reference to the 1st
quarterly meeting of the Hoylake and District Jewish Ladies’ Social Club. ‘The
weekly socials (which are held every Tuesday at the Synagogue Chambers, B.W.T.A.
Hall) are to be continued throughout the summer. All residents and visitors are
Chronicle, 12 September 1941, page 14
“The Hoylake Jewish Ladies’ Circle have
arranged a series of lectures to be given monthly under the auspices of the
Hoylake Hebrew Congregation.”
Chronicle, 26 October 1945, page 13
“Adult classes in Modern Hebrew are
conducted at the B.W.T.A. Rooms, Birkenhead Road, Hoylake. The Bnei Akivah Group
also meets there every Shabbat at 3 p.m. and every Sunday at 2.30 p.m.”
Chronicle, 22 May 1959, page 18
“The Hoylake Jewish Discussion Group has
been addressed by Mr. T. Kleinhans of the West Indian Federation Society, on
[Probably first newspaper report of the Discussion Group.. Many reports
Chronicle, 19 October 1962, page 46
“Mr. Louis Chinn, of Liverpool, has been
appointed Minister-Reader of the Hoylake Hebrew Congregation and is to take up
his duties immediately.
Mr. Chinn, who officiated at Hoylake during the High Festivals, has ministered
to several small congregations.
The congregation is contemplating acquiring its own permanent synagogue. Since
it was formed - during the last war - it has held its services in the hall of
the British Women’s Temperance Association.”
Chronicle, 25 October 1963, page 34
Letter from A.M. Lerman, chairman of the
Hoylake and District Hebrew Congregation.
Says there are 20 families which includes 21 men aged over 13. They have
services every Sabbath and Festival. Have own minister (part-time) who receives
a salary from the congregation. There are 2 children between ages of 13 and 15
who have one lesson a week from the minister, and five children under bar
mitzvah age who receive two lessons a week.
“Some little time ago we heard a rumour that our premises were likely to be
pulled down to make way for a shopping centre.. Since that time a group has
been organised to raise funds to provide new premises should this happen.”
There is no kashrut problem. They are near a large town and meat is sent by
train. There has been no marriage outside the faith since the congregation’s
Chronicle, 3 January 1964, page 2
“METHODIST CHAPEL TO BE
Hebrew Congregation has acquired the Methodist Chapel, Market Street, which,
after internal alterations, is to be used for its synagogue.
Conversion will, it is hoped, be complete by next Passover and the synagogue
will replace the rooms at the British Women’s Temperance Institute which the
congregation has used for the past 23 years.
Mr. A.M. Lerman is the Chairman of the planning committee.”
Chronicle, 17 December 1965, page 22
“The Friends of the Hoylake Hebrew Congregation had their annual dance last
Saturday at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool.”
Reference to 25
Chronicle, 29 May 1970, page 18
Reference to 60
people at Hoylake.
Chronicle, 17 October 1980, page 11
closes its doors
Hoylake Hebrew Congregation has finally closed its synagogue, on the opposite
bank of the Mersey from Liverpool, after services have been held in the town
since 1920 (sic).
For 16 of those years the community held services in a converted Methodist
chapel. Now most members have moved away and falling attendances made it
impossible to hold services even for the recent High Festivals.
All the furnishings of the synagogue, including the Ark, almemar, and some Torah
scrolls, have been given to the new synagogue at Hale, near Manchester, and a
ceremony is to be held shortly to which former officers and members of the
Hoylake congregation have been invited.”
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