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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.
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
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
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