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Plymouth Jewish Community

Plymouth, Devon

 
 

              

         
 

Extract from papers on
Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain
by Prof. Aubrey Newman

Prepared for a conference at University College, London,
convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain
on 6 July 1975.

Reproduced here with Prof. Newman's kind consent

Page created: 21 February 2004
Reformatted: 3 July 2014
Latest revision: 6 July 2014

PLYMOUTH

This was one of the oldest communities in England.  In 1845 there were 19 Ba'ale Batim and 33 seatholders.  In 1851 there were 150 appropriated seats, 205 individual members and 45 at service.

1874   

Synagogue, Catherine Street.  The present synagogue was erected in 1762, prior to which the congregation met for Divine Worship in a room in Hoor or Woolsten Street.

Has seat accommodation for 179 persons, 99 gentlemen's and 80 ladies' seats.  Income about 300 per annum.

 'Jacob Nathan' School, 69 Well Street.  Founded 1865.  Attendance 11 boys, 13 girls

Ladies Hebrew Benevolent Society (a private society).

 'Hand-in-Hand' Charitable Society.  Founded in 1861.  Supported by members' subscriptions and donations

1901   

Jewish population 260.  1900 1 marriage, 6 burials.

Synagogue, Catherine Street, founded 1767.  Income and expenditure, 400.  Seatholders 66.

Ladies Society (founded about 70 years ago). For charitable purposes.

Also branches of the Chovevi Zion Association and Anglo-Jewish Association.

Jacob Nathan Day School.  The average attendance of scholars is 15.

Sick Visiting Society

Board of Deputies returns

 

births

marriages

burials

seatholders

1852

11 (7M)

1

5

52

1860

 

4

8

52

1870

 

4

3

40

1880

 

0

3

44

1890

 

3

13

50

1900

 

1

6

72

Aubrey Newman
 

Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain - List of Communities covered

Plymouth Hebrew Congregation

Plymouth Jewish Community home page


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