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Reports relating to the Aberdare Jewish Congregation, Wales
1920 to 1968
Compiled by Harold Pollins
(Link to Years
1865 to 1919)
Jewish Chronicle, 23 January 1920, pages 35-6
A symposium was held at the Synagogue Chambers
under the auspices of the Jewish Literary and Social Society. The symposium
consisted of reminiscences of ex-service members of the Society. The speakers
were ex-Private Isaac Andrews (Military Medallist), ex-Private Eli Bloch, Jack
Abrahams, Sol. Silverman, I. Andrews, M.H. Andrews, and ex-Sergaent Moss
Goldsone. Two other impromptu subjects were discussed, viz., “Will War End War
?” and “Will Zionism Emancipate Jewry?” Mr R. Silverman presided.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 January 1920, page 31
The annual ball under auspices of the Aberdare
and District Literary and Social Society was held at the Memorial Hall. There
was a large gathering from all parts of South Wales and Monmouthshire. The
proceeds were to go to the funds of the synagogue.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 October 1920, page 34
Miss Sophia Cohen, daughter of Mr & Mrs Henry
Cohen, President of the Congregation, presented a cloth for the Reading Desk.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 November 1920, page 2
Jacob Fine died on 6 November at 18B Whitcombe
Jewish Chronicle, 26 November 1920, page 11
Meeting of Board of Deputies. B.E. Hann for
Jewish Chronicle, 8 July 1921, page 4
Fund for 'Federation of Ukrainian Jews in aid of
the Pogrom Violations in the Ukraine'
From the Aberdare Hebrew Congregation per L.
Bloch and M. Levitt
Donations under £1 from M. Levitt, L. Bloch, H.
Cohen, L. Goldsmid, M. Silverman, L. Levine, R. Silverman, E. Robins, E. Bloch,
S. SIlverman, D. Fine, H. Shimlove, Abrahams. £4.10.6
Jewish Chronicle, 30 September 1921, page XVI New Year Greetings
Mr & Mrs L. Curitz, Maesydre Villa, Aberdare Rd,
Jewish Chronicle, 4 November 1921, page 31
Family of late Mr & Mrs B. Hann of London have
presented a Shofar to the congregation.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 December 1921, p. 4
Fund for 'Federation of Ukrainian Jews in aid of
the Pogrom Violations in the Ukraine'
Aberdare Hebrew Congregation per H. Cohen, L.
Bloch, and M. Levitt
H. Cohen £1.13s.6, M. Levitt £1 4s, I. Goldsmith
15s 6d, L. Bloch 14s 6d, M. Silverman 13s 6d.
10s 6d each from R & S Silverman, E. Corb, E.
Andrews, S.L. Goldstone, C. Britz, J. Abrahams, - Simmons (Pontygwaith), L.
Mr Simmons (Mardy) 7s 6d, D. Fine 6s,
5s each from E. Bloch, L. Corb, - Samuels.
H. Shimlove 4s 6d, Mr Phillips 2s 6d.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 May 1922, page 33
Mark Angel of London elected by Aberdare Hebrew
Congregation to be their representative at Board of Deputies.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 December 1922, page 34
Services and celebrations of Chanucah. In list
of places is Aberdare.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 January 1923, page 1
Engagement on 25 December of Leah only daughter
of Mrs and late Mr Andrews, 73 Jubilee, Road, Aberaman, Aberdare, to Barney, 3rd
son of Mr & Mrs I. Marcus, Bristol.
[Marriage: Leah Andrews March 1924 Cardiff 11a
647; Barnett Marcus]
Jewish Chronicle, 16 February 1923, page 33
The proceeds of the annual ball held in
connection with the Aberdare Hebrew Congregation will be devoted to local
Jewish Chronicle, 28 June 1923, page 33
Meting of the Congregation. Councillor Henry
Cohen and Mr D. Fine elected President and Treasurer respectively.
The families of the late Jacob Fine and B. Hunn
(sic) have presented the synagogue with electric standards in memory of their
parents who were founders of the present synagogue building.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 November 1923, page 15
Annual meeting of the Aberdare and Aberaman
Congregations (sic). Elected: President Lewis Bloch, Treasurer H. Shimilove.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 May 1924, page 24
Councillor Henry Cohen elected Vice-chairman of
the Health Committee of the Aberdare Urban District Council. He is the first Jew
in South Wales to hold the position.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 January 1925, page 11
Obituary of Max Silverman aged 65. A native of
Skood, Courland, Lithuania (sic) but spent most of life in Aberdare. For many
years was Warden of the synagogue of which he was one of the pioneers.
Jewish Chronicle, 8 May 1925, page 33
Mr Henry Cohen elected chairman of the Health
and Children's Welfare Committee of the Aberdare UDC.
Jewish Chronicle, 31 July 1925, page 27
Mark Angel re-elected Aberdare's representative
at Board of Deputies.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1926, page 27
Councillor Henry Cohen again returned at the top
of the poll for Aberaman Ward of Aberdare UDC.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 September 1926, page 21
Aberdare: In the course of a sermon on Kol
Nidrei, Rev B.M. Strasunski, the newly-appointed Minister, appealed for support
for the Ukrainian Relief Fund. The Hebrew classes, under his direction, are
Jewish Chronicle, 19 November 1926, page 2
Death of Aaron Harrisberg of Bristol. One of his
daughters is Mrs R. Silverman of Aberdare.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 December 1926, page 34
Annual general meeting. Elected Lewis Bloch,
President; S. Bluestein, Treasurer and Secretary, 35 Seymour Street.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 February 1927, page 2
Death on 9 February of Sidney Shepherd, 33a
Canon St, Aberdare, aged 32, youngest son of the late Mr & Mrs A. Shepherd,
[March 1927 aged 32 Merthyr T. 11a 1082]
Jewish Chronicle, 1 April 1927, page 45
At a public meeting at the synagogue an address
was given by Maurice Rosette of the English Zionist Federation. Resolved to form
a local Zionist society with an inclusive subscription to Keren Hayesod.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 December 1927, page 36
Annual meeting of the congregation. Elected, L.
Bloch, President, Treasurer and Secretary, M. Harris. And a committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 February 1929 page 6
Death on 7 February at Liverpool House, Aberaman
, Aberdare, Bertha, relict of late Solomon (Sol) Goldstone.
[Bertha Goldstone March 1929 aged 64 Merthyr T.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 April 1929, page 19
At the recent District Council elections
Councillor Henry Cohen again returned by a large majority.
Jewish Chronicle, 21 June 1929, page 17
Representative for Aberdare at Board of
Deputies, still Mark Angel.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 Ocober 1929, page 15
Chatan Torah V. Freed. Chatan Bereshit Mr Harris
Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1930, page 36
'Aberaman and Aberdare'. General meeting of
congregation at Synagogue Chambers. Elected: Mr Harris, President and Treasurer;
Hon Secretary; Councillor H. Cohen, Messrs M.
Goldstone and L. Bloch, Trustees; Auditors were re-elected - M. Fine and M.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 1930, page vii Supplement
Estimated population of Aberdare 90
Jewish Chronicle, 4 December 1931, page 3
WANTED, Shochet and Teacher; state salary;
single man preferred. Apply, Secretary, R. Abrahams, 31 Seymour-street,
Jewish Chronicle, 18 March 1932, page 2
Death on 15 March of Milly Mendoza, nee
Schaverien, sister of Councillor Henry Cohen of Aberdare.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1932, page 2
'ABERDARE AND ABERAMAN CONGREGATION HEBREW
WANTED. Shochet, Teacher and Reader. - Apply,
Treasurer, R. Abrahams, 31 Seymour-street, Aberdare'.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 June 1933, page 9
Engagement. Jacob Woolf Harris MPS, younger son
of Mr & Mrs M. Harris, 3 Graig Street, Aberdare to Evelyn Sumray, LRAM, daughter
of Mr & Mrs D. Sumray, 87 Wentworth Street, London.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 October 1933, page 2
Death in Manchester of Morris Joel Asher father
of inter alia Olga Freed of Aberdare. [Wife of Victor Freed]
Jewish Chronicle, 12 January 1934, page 34
Rev H. Jerevitch (Cardiff) occupied the pulpit
of the Aberdare Unitarian Church on Sunday. This was first time a Jewish
minister in South Wales has preached in a church. Subject: 'Civilisation as
preached by the Prophets'.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 July 1934, page 9
Hyman Isaac Harris FSMC FBOA of Wembley elder
son of Mr & Mrs M. Harris, 3 Graig Street, Aberdare, to Shoshana (Rose), eldest
daughter of Mr & Mrs S.L. Lipschitz, London N16.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 September 1934, page 32
Mr Bernard Marcus of Aberdare has been given
permission to promote the next Welsh lightweight boxing championship.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 October 1934, page 2
In Memory of Gertrude Rostursky who died 4
October 1918 mourned by her children Nathan, Victor, and Jenny, Fremont,
[Died in Sunderland]
[30 October 1936 page 2. In memory of Gitta
Miriam Freed died 2 Marcheshvan 1918, mourned by children Nathan, Victor and
Jewish Chronicle, 14 December 1934, page 34
At the distribution of prizes to pupils of the
Swansea Hebrew classes the function was attended by pupils of the Aberdare
Jewish Chronicle, 13 December 1935, page 20
United Appeal for Polish Jews
Aberdare contributions from Victor Freed, H.
Cohen, Corb Brothers, I. Goldsmith, B. Schwartz (plus anonymous contributions of
under £13 each.)