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Press Reports relating to the Llanelli Jewish Community
1872 - 1918
Information within square brackets is from the compiler
(Note: The spelling of "Llanelly" and "Llanelli"
are reproduced here as in the original source. The changeover from
Llanelly to Llanelli took place in the 1960s. The Jewish Chronicle
began the "Llanelli" spelling in 1966 but continued a number of
extracts with the "Llanelly" spelling after that date.)
Gazette, 23 August 1872, page 249
Partnership of Louis and Michael Newmark of Llanelly carrying on
business in Murray Street as Pawnbrokers, Jewellers and Glass Dealers has been
dissolved by mutual consent. 11 January 1872.
Chronicle, 18 February 1872 page 400
Subscriptions to Swansea Synagogue. Includes - Freedman, Llanelly,
Chronicle, 22 August 1873 page 341
Birth on 15th inst at 1 Murray Street, Llanelly, to wife of Louis
Newman (and daughter of the late David Goodman) a son.
Newman September 1873 Llanelly 11a 728].
Chronicle, 12 February 1875 page 729
Merthyr Hebrew Congregation for building Synagogue and Schools.
L. Newmark, Llanelly, 10s.
Chronicle, 6 September 1878 page 1
Death at residence of son-in-law Mr L. Newmark Murray St, Llanelly,
Louisa Goodman of Pontypridd
[Death. Louisa Goodman September 1878 Llanelly
Chronicle, 16 February 1900 page 1
Birth on 9 February 1900 at 8 John Street, Llanelly, to wife of
Isaac (Hettie Joseph), a son.
[Note. 1901 Census shows son Hyman of Isaac
Benjamin, aged 1, born Llanelly]
[Birth Index only shows Hyman Leon B.
Jefferies March 1900 Llanelly 11a 1092]
Chronicle, 20 April 1900 page 10
Trooper Moses Lyons of the South African Light Horse writes to his
mother at Old Castle Road, Llanelly, ‘It is a wonder I am still alive’.
(Accident with wagons.)
[Son of Woolf and Esther Lyons]
Chronicle, 18 July 1902 page 20
Recent passes of London University matriculation include Jonathan
Samuel (Llanelly PTC and Boro’ Rd College).
[1901 Census has family headed
by Mary Samuel.)
Jewish Chronicle, 22 August 1902, page 21
At a meeting held by the Jews of Llanelly on Sunday last, it was
resolved to hold services for the ensuing holidays. These will be
the first Jewish services held in the ancient Welsh town. A
subscription list was opened to defray expenses, and the sum of £10
10s. was collected. The following gentlemen were elected as officers:
President, Mr. W. Lyons; Treasurer, Mr. I. Benjamin; Hon. Secretary,
Mr. J. Joseph; and Mr. H. Rubenstein and Mr. Polokovski on the
Jewish Chronicle, 2 January 1903, page 10
The success which attended the services during the last High
Festivals encouraged the promoters to arrange for permanent
services, which have since been regularly held at the residence of
Mr. Rubenstein. The advantage of holding service in a regular
synagogue having now made itself felt, a local Committee has been
formed, and subscriptions are being collected in aid of the Building
Fund. Up to the present £54 has been raised.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 February 1904 page 22
At recent meeting of the Llanelly Estates Committee the Veterinary
Inspector said that the method of slaughtering by the Jewish
community at the Llanelly slaughter house amounted to cruelty,
because not stunned. After discussion members left it in hands of the
Jewish Chronicle, 26 February 1904 page 1
Birth on 25 January at Durban, South Africa, a son, to wife of Phil
Newmark, late of Llanelly.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 January 1905 page 1
Simon, eldest son of Mr and Mrs M. Rubenstein, Llanelly, will read
portion of the Law on February 4.
[In Pontypridd 1911]
Jewish Chronicle, 25 February 1905 page 25
Report says that Swansea has 400 and a minister while Llanelly has
70 and no minister. Rev S. Fyne of Swansea is Visiting Minister to
Llanelly. Good arrangement.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 May 1905 page 1
Birth on 4 May at Bicester House, 22 Coldstream Street, Llanelly, to
Phillip and Lizzie Herscovici (nee Lizzie Sreagher) a son.
[Birth, Phineas Herscovici June 1905 Llanelly 11a 1212]
Jewish Chronicle, 26 May 1905 page 1
Birth at 14 West End, Llanelly, to wife of Lewis Benjamin (nee Tiba
Cohen) a son
[Birth. Isaac Hyman Benjamin June 1905 Llanelly 11a
Jewish Chronicle, 23 June 1905 page 25
Aliens Bill.’The Llanelly congregation intend approaching their
Jewish Chronicle, 17 July 1908, page 28
The foundation-stone of the new Llanelly Synagogue was laid on
Tuesday afternoon by Mr. Hyam Goldberg, of Swansea. Bouquets were
presented to Mrs. and Miss Goldberg. The ceremony was conducted by
the Revs. I. Solomon, of Llanelly, and H.J. Sandheim, of Swansea.
Psalms cxviii and c were read. Mr. I. Benjamin, President, then
presented a silver trowel to Mr. Goldberg, who laid the
foundation-stone. The Rev. H.J. Sandheim delivered an eloquent
address, exhorting the congregation to render the synagogue a centre
of beneficent activity. The prayer for the King and Royal Family was
following by the reading of Psalm cl. The National Anthem was then
sung, the second verse of which was rendered by Rev. M. Lubner, of
Swansea. A reception followed, at which letters of apology for
non-attendance and good wishes were read from the Chief Rabbi, the
Mayor of Swansea and a large number of Christian clergymen in the
town. Several of the latter included verses in Hebrew in their
letters. Mr. Hyam Goldberg, in the course of an address, impressed
upon his hearers the importance of keeping their place of worship
worthy of the town. He congratulated the Wardens on the result of
their efforts, and hoped the congregation would always be guided by
capable men. He expressed regret at the fact that there was no
centralisation of forces among the congregations of South Wales, and
hoped to see some attempt at affiliation. There was also a great
need for the provision of a good religious education, which must be
within the reach of the poorest in the town. He congratulated the
congregation on the good feeling that existed between Jews and
non-Jews in the town, and advised them to throw themselves into the
public life of the community. The Rev. D.E. Rees, a Christian
minister, said he had been interested in the ceremony which had just
taken place. He was a Welshman brought up in Cardiganshire, and met
very few English people till he was sixteen years of age, but he was
well acquainted from early childhood with the Jewish people through
the Bible. He concluded with the verse Shema Yisrael [in Hebrew].
Mr. I. Benjamin proposed and Mr. H. Rubenstein seconded, a vote of
thanks to Mr., Mrs. and Miss Goldberg. About £60 was received,
including £25 from Mr. Goldberg.
Cardiff Times, 18 July 1908 page 8
Similar report of foundation stone ceremony.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 September 1908 page VI
New Year Greetings Mr Maurice Benjamin 3 John Street, Llanelly
Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertiser, 18
March 1909 page 5
Chief Rabbi will visit Llanelly in the early part of May to open new
synagogue in Victoria Road.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1909 page 30
Fiance. Rosie Joseph of Llanelly to Morris Benjamin of Llanelly
[Marriage. Morris Jeffreys Benjamin March 1910 Swansea 11a 1519//Rose
Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertiser, 13 May
1909 page 5
‘The Jewish Synagogue in Mina Street[sic] has now been completed and the opening ceremony is to take place on Tuesday next’.
Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertiser, 20 May 1909 page 5
‘…last Tuesday will stand out prominently as a red-letter day in the
annals of Judaism in our town
for it was on that day that the Chief Rabbi of the Hebrew
Congregations of the British Empire had the
pleasant duty of paying us a visit for the purpose of opening the
first synagogue here.’
Fifity years ago he opened the Swansea synagogue.
‘We wish them every success in their synagogue, but we would be
delighted to find that they
had recognised our Saviour as their Saviour too.’
Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertiser, 20 May 1909 page 8
‘The Jewish Synagogue’
‘Consecration by the Chief Rabbi’
[Consecration of synagogue by Chief Rabbi in Queen Victoria Street]
‘In the year 1902, when the Jews were but few in number here, the
Llanelly Hebrew Congregation was inaugurated, and they for some time
followed their devotions in Murray Street. Subsequently, as they
increased in number, they were constrained to move to Castle
Buildings, where they worshipped for some considerable time. Latterly
they have gone over to Swansea to pursue their religious devotions’.
At present the number is 80 of which 20 males. Officers are
Mr I. Benjamin, President;
H. Rubenstein, Treasurer;
S. Miron, Hon. Sec.
Hon Sec of Building Committee is N. Rubenstein; Treasurer I. Benjamin;
Committee: L. Benjamin, A. Palto, S. Tucker, H. Silverstone, H. Policovsky,
S. Cohen and H. Rubenstein.
Reference to Ladies’ Reception Committee. Hon Sec Mrs L. Benjamin;
Treasurer Mrs I. Benjamin; Committee: Mrs A. Palto; Mrs H. Silverstone; Mrs S. Tucker; and Mrs Solomon.
Synagogue described. Ark on east side with beautiful plush curtains
with gold lining. Surmounting it is ‘massive’ brass tablet inscribed with Ten Commandments. Pulpit
is to the right and facing itis reading desk.
Presents received for synagogue. Mr and Mrs I. Benjamin and M. Benjamin,
brass tablet. Mr and Mrs M. Rubenstein and A. Rubenstein,
gold and silver bells for Scrolls of Law. Mr and Mrs H. Poliocovsky,
pulpit. Mr and Mrs S. Tucker, Reading desk. Mrs J. Benjamin, carpets
and linoleum. Master H. Benjamin, silver Kiddush cup. Mr Hyam Barnett
Goldberg, prayer books for Reader in memory of Mr and Mrs Simon
The service was conducted by Rev H.J. Sandheim, Swansea, accompanied
by choir, assisted by Rev J. Solomon, Llanelly, and Rev Morris Lubner, Swansea.
Report ends with description of service.
The synagogue was built by John Evans and designed by Mr T. Arnold,
architect and surveyor.
Jewish Chronicle, 21 May 1909, page 14
On Tuesday afternoon Dr. Adler proceeded to Llanelly for the
consecration of the synagogue there. The synagogue, which is a
bright building capable of seating about 200, was opened by Mr. Barnett Goldberg of Swansea. Mr. Goldberg was presented with a gold
key suitably inscribed. The service was conducted by the Revs. M. Lubner, of Swansea, and S. Solomon, of Llanelly, and the choir of
the Swansea Synagogue … After Mincha, Dr. Adler delivered a sermon,
appealing for funds to assist the reduction of the remaining debt of
£600, and urging the congregants to make their new synagogue a
powerful asset to the community … Donations to the amount of £100
were announced by the Chairman, the Rev. H.J. Sandheim … Among the
many handsome presents to the synagogue are two large brass tablets
with the Ten Commandments in black letters, the work of Mr. S. Miron,
one of the members.
Cardiff Times, 22 May 1909 page 9
Similar report of consecration.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 September 1909 page VII
New Year Greetings
Mr and Mrs Lewis Benjamin 33 Murray Street, Llanelly
Jewish Chronicle, 15 October 1909 page 13
Arrangements made whereby Rev H.J. Sandheim, Swansea, will visit
Llanelly weekly to conduct a religion class, and once in 6 weeks to
preach in synagogue.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 October 1909 page 13
At a County Court hearing re a hiring agreement, Judge Bishop
remarked, ‘It is the most Jewish agreement I have ever seen’. The
firm in question was not Jewish.
[See 29 October 1909 below]
Jewish Chronicle, 29 October 1909 page 13
Rev Sandheim has written to Judge Bishop complaining of his remark.
Judge Bishop replies apologizing and regrets his use of the words.
[See 15 October 1909 above]
Jewish Chronicle, 5 November 1909 page 14
First application by member of Llanelly Jewish community for poor
relief. The woman said she had 2 children and last year her husband
was imprisoned for disobeying a maintenance order. The clerk said
that only deserted wives could go into workhouse. There was an appeal
for oudorr relief and a Jewess could not take the food offered in the
workhouse. One member objected to preferential treatment for Jews.
Outdoor Relief vote defeated by 6 to 5 and she was offered the
Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertisor, 3 February 1910 page 5
Wedding at the new synagogue in Victoria Road of Rose Joseph, John
Street, and Mr M. Benjamin, brother of the President of the Llanelly
Bride given away by Mr and Mrs B. Mendleson, Swansea, and Mr Joe
Joseph, Ammanford, and attended by two groomsmen, Mr Moss Joseph,
Swansea (brother) and
Mr H.R. Shapiro, Johannesburg (nephew). Ceremony conducted by Rev
Herbert Sandheim, Swansea. Reception at the Castle Buildings. About
London Gazette, 1 April 1910 page 2268
Naturalisation. Hiser Policovsky, 29 Inkerman Street,Llanelly. Oath of
19 March 1910. Russian.
Llanelly Star, 21 May 1910 page 1
[Death of King]
‘There was not a dry eye at the Synagogue when the Rev. H. J. Sandheim depicted incidents in the life of the King and alluded to the
broken-hearted Queen Mother. King Edward, he said, was a true friend
of the Jews. His reign was the most glorious and peaceful in the
history of the world, and it was now for us to give our hearty
loyalty and devotion to his son.
Let us hope he will follow in his revered father’s footsteps.
The National Anthem was then sung. The synagogue had been draped in
purple and black for the occasion’.
Llanelly Star, 28 May 1910 page 1
Possible change of market day from Thursday. That day was chosen
becaue in past pay-day in Llanelly was Wednesday.
Now it is largely Friday and Saturday. ‘The place is now swarming
every Saturday with Jews who sell dry goods of the
more rubbishy kind’.
Llanelly Star, 28 May 1910 page 1
Birth on 27th May at 25 Murray Streety of a daughter to Mr Silverstone, draper.
Llanelly Star, 6 August 1910 page 1
Succeesful candidates at recent scholarship exam, include Leon
[ Son of Harries]
Jewish Chronicle, 30 September 1910
New Year Greetings:
pageXXVI - Mr & Mrs Lewis Benjamin, 33 Murray Street, Llanelly
page XXX - Mr & Mrs Hyman Silverstone, 35 Murray Street, Llanelly
page 36 - Mr & Mrs S. Cohen, St Delabeche Street, Llanelly
Llanelly Mercury and South Wales Advertiser, 6 October 1910 page 5
Jewish New Year.
The synagogue was ‘strong’ with worshippers.
Jewish Chronicle, 31 October 1910 page 13
Letter from Hy. Silverstone re inter-marriage
Jewish Chronicle, 3 March 1911 page 16
Board of Deputies. New member for Llanelly, Mr B. Cohen
Jewish Chronicle, 5 May 1911 page 1
Death on 1 April at his residence 2 Murray Street, Llanelly, Louis
Newmark aged 66. Mourned by son and daughter.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 June 1911 page 28
Coronation service conducted by Rev I. Solomon, and Rev H.J. Sandheim
preached. Synagogue decorated by Mr S. Miron.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 September 1911 page 11
Railway strike. ‘During similar outrages at Llanelly last week no Jews
at all suffered.’
Jewish Chronicle, 8 September 1911 page 13
‘Tonypandy, Llanelly and Cardiff were the first centres of loot and
plunder. In comparison, the Jewish losses at those places were
Jewish Chronicle, 12 January 1912 page 2
Llanelly among others applied to Board of Deputies to have deputies. Approved.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 February 1912 page 3
Wanted. A qualified teacher for the Llanelly Hebrew Congregation. One
conversant with Yiddish preferred. £52 p.a.
Applications to Hy. Silverstone, president Llanelly Hebrew Education
Committee, 35 Murray Street.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 September 1912
New Year Greetings:
page XXVII -
Mr & Mrs Lewis Benjamin, Stretton House, College Square, Llanelly.
page XXXI - Mr and Mrs Hy. Silverstone, 35 Murray Street
London Gazette, 2 July 1912 page 4812
The partnership heretofore between Harries Rubenstein and Maurice
Rubenstein, Paper Hanging Dealers, of 5 Murray Street and 32 Stepney
Llanelly, and 80 Taff Street, Pontypridd, and Commercial Street,
Aberdare, under the style Rubenstein & Co has been dissolved from 30 June 1912.
All debts due to and owing in respect of business in Llanelly will be
received and paid by Harries Rubenstein and in respect of business in
Pontypridd and Aberdare by Maurice Rubenstein.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 September 1912
New Year Greetings:
page XXVII -
Mr & Mrs Lewis Benjamin, Stretton House, College Square, Llanelly.
page XXXI - Mr and Mrs Hy. Silverstone, 35 Murray Street
Jewish Chronicle, 3 January 1913 page 30
Last Saturday Rev Isaac Aarons of Merthyr preached in the synagogue
and addressed a bar mitzvah.
London Gazette, 4 March 1913 page 1660
Naturalisation. Oath taken 30 January 1913. Peretz Sharff, Russia, 76 Station Road, Llanelly.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 July 1913 page 27
Rev Mr Jachower(sic), Croydon, elected Chazan, Shochet and Teacher to
Llanelly Hebrew Congregation in
place of Mr. I. Solomon resigned.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1913, Young Israel page 2.
Myer Cohen, Llanelly, aged 12.
Says he is first inhabitant of Carmarthenshire to join League.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 September 1913 page 12.
Llanelly Hebrew Congregation.
‘An Urgent Appeal in Present
The bank is calling in the mortgage on the synagogue
reduction of heavy debt of £576 is immediately forthcoming. 25 families and hard to meet current expenses. Upwards of 50 children in
Synagogue, schoolroom and mikveh will be closed unless funds obtained.
Lists 5 contributions.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 September 1913 page 11
Repeated. Now lists 6 contributions.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1913
New Year Geetings:
- Mr and Mrs H.
Rubenstein, 32 Stepney Street, Llanelly.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 January 1914 Young Israel pages 2-3.
From Myer Cohen, 3 Coldstream
Had been Children’s Chanucah Service. H. Rubenstein,
Jewish Chronicle, 17 February 1914 page 28
Rev H.J. Sandheim preached on Sunday afternoon his farewell sermon as
Visiting Minister. Then presented with
inscribed silver Havdalah box as token of regard. Presented by Hy. Silverstone, President, and S. Miron, ex-President.
He had helped with building of synagogue.
At a meeting of the Barnett Goldberg lodge of the Grand Order of
Israel Sandheim was presented with an inscribed silver
Kiddush cup in recognition of his having formed the Lodge. Bro I. Benjamin NM said, that without Sandheim’s
efforts it would not have been possible to establish a Friendly
Society in Llanelly. Bros H. Rubenstein, H. Poliocovsky,
H. Shapiro, R. Palto, and Rev Mr Jackower(sic) and others also spoke.
Later a special meeting of congregation in consequence of pressing
demand by bank for payment of debt on synagogue,
and danger of it being sold. A committee was appointed to take
immediate steps for the redemption of the synagogue.
Treasurer of committee Mr I. Benjamin, 3 John Street, the Senior
Trustee. In addition to receiving extra weekly
contributions from the already heavily-taxed members, to prosecute
urgent appeal throughout the community.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 June 1914 page 8
Llanelly Hebrew Religion Classes. Wanted a Teacher, able to translate
into English. £52 p.a. Single man preferred. Apply
to Chairman, I. Landy, 31 James Street.
Llanelly Star, 29 August 1914 page 4
Prince of Wales Fund.
Llanelly Hebrew Congregation. M. Benjamin 10s 6d.,
L. Benjamin 10s 6d., H. Poliocovsky 5s., P. Sharff 5s.,
I. Solomon 5s., I. Berman* 2s 6d., D. Davidson* 2s 6d., H. Silverstone 10s 6d.,
H. Rubenstein 10s 6d., S. Miron 5s., I. Lundy (sic Landy) 5s.,
B. G. Lewis* 5s., H. Wyman 2s 6d.
[NOTE. Those with * were not at Llanelly in 1911 Census]
Jewish Chronicle, 30 October 1914 page 3
Special general meeting of congregation in response to Chief Rabbi’s
appeal on behalf of the Belgian Jewish Refugees and the
Queen Mary’s Fund. Collection made and weekly contributions promised
for duration of war.
A society was formed in aid of Queen Mary’s Fund by the children of
the community under supervision of Rev B. Jarcover(sic).
Jewish Chronicle, 30 October 1914 page 6
General meeting of congregation. Henry(sic) Silverstone and M. Benjamin elected President and Treasurer respectively unanimously.
Llanelly Star, 21 November 1914 page 4
Donations for Belgians.
Llanelly Hebrew Congregation 5s per week for 6 months.
Llanelly Star, 13 March 1915 page 3
‘Potash and Perlmutter’
‘…the great hit of the London season’. ‘…this wonderful play’. ‘Seats
should be booked at once’.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1915 page 1
Ralph, eldest son of Hyman and Mrs Silverstone, 35 Murray Street, will
read portion of the Law and Maftir at Victoria Road
synagogue on 17th.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 November 1915 page 5
For Relief of Polish Jewry
Second instalment from Llanelly Hebrew Congregation
Llanelly Hebrew Congregation per Hy. Silverstone £5 12s 6d
Jewish Chronicle, 26 November 1915 page 19
Birthday Present for Queen Alexandra
Llanelly Hebrew Congregation. Contributions listed but not money.
Mr M. Benjamin, Mr I. Benjamin, Mr B. Davies, Mr H. Rubenstein, Mr Hy. Silverstone, Mr H. Wyman, Mr L. Benjamin,
Mr R. Neft, Mr F. Sharpp(sic).
Jewish Chronicle, 3 December 1915, page 8
From Llanelly comes the news that a new Hebrew congregation has been
formed. According the last edition of the “Jewish Year Book” the
total number of Jews in this Welsh town is seventy, men, women and
children - and these already have one synagogue. If we reckon the
number of adult males at half, a very high figure, we shall get
something like seventeen members per congregation. And yet we have
still to go on asking for some scheme of Communal Re-organisation!
11 February 1916 page 3
Relief of Jewish Victims of war in Russia
Per Mrs Silverstone, Llanelly. Mrs Trubshaw, 12s, Lady Howard 10s,
Canon D. Watcyn Morgan, Messrs Evan Jones,
Henry H. Roberts MD, 10s each.
Llanelly Star 12 February 1916 page 4
E. M. Levy BA, native of Swansea, has accepted unanimous call to
Jewish Chronicle, 25 February 1916 page 21
Deputies. First Marriage Secretary approved for Llanelly (new)
[However, see 10 March 1916 page 23, below.]
Jewish Chronicle, 10 March 1916 page 3
HEBREW CONGREGATION WANTED Shochet, Reader and Teacher (with
knowledge of English); single man preferred; salary 30s. per week
and perquisites. Apply to Secretary, R. Palto, 33, Station-road,
Jewish Chronicle, 10 March 1916 page 23 |
inadvertence we reported that a First Marriage Secretary had been
approved for Llanelly (new) Hebrew Congregation. ‘Such a course
cannot be adopted unless the Chief Rabbi gives his certificate that
a congregation constitutes a Jewish synagogue.’
Jewish Chronicle, 17 March 1916 page 3
Victims Fund. Per Rev I. Solomon, Llanelly, £1 5s 9d.
Llanelly Star, 15 April 1916 page 4
of Rural Council. Plan submitted for a Jewish burial ground at Five
Roads. Plan was passed.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 May 1916 page 10
Llanelly New Hebrew Congregation (Passover
donations) £1 16s.
Llanelly Star, 13 May 1916 page 4
Rural District Council has received a letter from the local Jewish
community saying that they had read in the press that a plan for a
Jewish cemetery had been passed by the Council. But they wished to
disassociate themselves from the obligation as it was applied for
without their permission but was made by a few irresponsible members
and partly organized by Mr S. Lundy [sic. Landy]
Jewish Chronicle, 26 May 1916 page 1
Joseph, 2nd son of Mr and Mrs H. Silverstone, 36 Murray Street, will
read whole Sedra and Maftir at the Queen Victoria Road synagogue.
Llanelly Star, 8 July 1916 page 1
Young lady to assist in furniture department. Silverstone Murray
Llanelly Star, 15 July 1916 page 1
at the Synagogue'
Marriage of Esther Millstone, daughter of Mr
and Mrs M. Millstone, Victoria Road, and Mr Simon Gerard(sic) Prince
of Wales Road, Swansea. Ceremony performed by Mr J. Solomon.
[Marriage. Esther Millstone September 1916 Llanelly 11a 1876//Simon
Llanelly Star, 2 September 1916 page 4
Alderman Nathan Griffiths in the market on Thursday on look out for
eligible Jews [for military] who once used to flock there in large
numbers. All conspicuous by absence on Thursday.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 September 1916 page 1
Naphtali, eldest son of Mr and Mrs A. Levi, 102 Station Road,
Llanelly, will read Maftir on 23 September at Queen Victoria Road
Jewish Chronicle, 27 October 1916 page 3
For Relief of
Polish Jews. Collected by Llanelly New Hebrew Congregation in the
High Festivals per B. Yarkover (sic) £3 2s 6d.
Llanelly Star, 2 March 1917 page 1
St David’s Day. ‘…The recitation ‘Gwyl Dewi
Sant’ was admirably given by a little miss bearing the by no means cymric name
of Dora Rubenstein’.
[Daughter of Harries Rubenstein]
Llanelly Star, 2 June 1917
Letter at Borough Education Committee from local Hebrew Education
Committee asking for use of an elementary school for purpose of giving Hebrew
lessons, now given in the synagogue. Lessons on Sundays and weekdays. Clerk said
there would be objections to school being opened on Sundays. Decided to inquire
what was done in other towns.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 June 1917 page 16
Russian War Victims Fund.
Collected at the Llanelly New Hebrew Congregation £3 10s.
Llanelly Star, 30 June
1917 page 4
Acceded to application for use of school. To charge 2s 6d for each
Llanelly Star, 4 August 1917 page 4
County Court yesterday. The Committee
of the local Hebrew Self-Help Society v. Samuel Landy. Latter had refused to
hand over the Society’s books but had delivered them on 27 July. Counsel now
asked for costs. Landy says he was chosen as secretary of the Society for 12 months but treasurer would have nothing further to do with him. He objects to
paying costs as Society is unregistered. Total costs one guinea. Landy suggests
dividing into two. Refused. Ordered Landy to pay costs.
Llanelly Star, 22
September 1917 page 4
Jewish New Year was celebrated in the synagogue and among
the worshippers were about a dozen khaki-clad men including one invalided and
suffering from shell-shock. Rev I. Solomon delivered address and included a
message from erstwhile minister Rev E.M. Levy now chaplain in France who said
it was 12 months since [he was] in the synagogue.
Llanelly Star, 29 September 1917 page 3
‘Jews at the Tribunal’. 13 cases on Thursday.
J. Landy. 23. Was in army for 7 weeks and discharged unfit. Was one of first volunteers in Llanelly.
Davidov AKA Charles Davies. Marine store dealer.
Coleman Davidov AKA Davies
Metal dealer. C2. Rejected 3 times for Russian army.
Morris Rose 36 watchmaker
Morris Rubenstein travelling draper. C3
Jewish Chronicle, 28 17
July 1917 page 6
Llanelly has 70 Jews and from this community 20 lads
volunteered for the armed forces, in two cases 3 from the same household. Three
of the 20 have been mentioned in despatches and one awarded the Military Cross.
Llanelly Star, 29 September 1917 page 4
‘A Jewish Split’ Tribunal.
Jarcover said he is teacher and reader and poultry-killer to the Hebrew
congregation. But congregation not recognized by Chief Rabbi. Mr Policovsky said
there were two communities and there would not be enough room for all in the
synagogue. But not exactly a quarrel.
19 October 1917 page 3
Fund. Llanelly contributions.
Messrs B. G. Lewis 21s, H. Silverstone and I. Benjamin 10s 6d each, I. Benjamin
and Rose Milstone 5s each, Collections 5s.
Llanelly Star, 15 December 1917 page 1
Capture of Jerusalem. ‘Before the capture
of Jerusalem, the British Government had given a solemn undertaking that once
Palestine was rescued from the defiling hand of the Turk, it would be restored
to the Jews. That announcement filed with elation the chosen people everywhere’.
Llanelly Star, 12 January 1918 page 4
‘Proceedings enlivened by Russian Jew’ Bennett L. Lewis of
Andrew Street, a travelling draper and commission agent. 22 years
in Aberystwyth then came to Llanelly. Says he was classified
C2 and that when conscription came in he was not liable to serve
because Russian. Also said Army would not accept him in 1916 because
they did not want Russians. Some confusion over age – 41 or 43.
Needs birth certificate.
Llanelly Star, 9 March 1918 page 3
Movement in Swansea to exclude drapery stalls from market because
unfair to allow ‘Jews and others’ to compete with established
drapers. Time for Llanelly to consider the same as the market is now
filled with drapery stalls kept by people who do not live in the
town. They arrive on Thursdays and Saturdays in droves and take
thousands of pounds out of the town.
London Gazette, 17 July 1918 page 8410
Undermentioned temporary chaplains to HM Forces relinquish their
commissions. Include E. M. Levy. 26 June 1918.
Llanelly Star, 31 August 1918 page 3
Intermediate School. Scholarship results. Include Doris Rubenstein,
Jewish Chronicle, 29 November 1918 Young Israel
New member Sadie Dobson, Llanelly.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 December 1918 page 26
meeting under auspices of the Jewish War Victims’ Relief Fund.
Treasurer Mr Heny(sic) Silverstone presided. References to
recent outrages in Lemberg. Resolved: to convert the Fund into a
Ladies’ Benevolent Society, an institution much needed in Llanelly.
Elected: Mrs Henry(sic) Silverstone, President, Mrs Solomon,
Treasurer, Miss Sharff, Hon Sec and Committee
Llanelly Star, 21
December 1918 page 3
‘Our Day’, fund for British Red Cross. Llanelly Hebrew
Congregation £13 6s.
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