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Press Reports and other information relating to the Watford and
Community 1908 - 1950
Information within square brackets is from the compiler
[Birth. Joyce Henrietta J. Finestone December 1908 Watford 3a 785. Father is
Alfred Finestone. (See 15 March 1918]
31 August 1917, page 3
‘Watford and Bushey. Gentlemen residing at Watford and Bushey who are desirous
to attend services on the Jewish High Festivals are requested kindly to
communicate with Mr. F. J. Moss, 8 Ye [sic] Corner, Aldenham-road, Bushey,
8 March 1918, page 17
’A private meeting of Jewish residents was held on Sunday for the purpose of
considering the desirability of forming a Jewish Congregation, and ultimately
building a synagogue in the town’. The notice stated that there were some
hundreds of Jewish families already resident in Watford, Bushey, and
neighbouring towns and there might be as many as 200 Jewish children, in need of
Jewish education. The meeting was in favour.
15 March 1918, page 2.
Advert. Meeting of Jewish residents will be held on 17 March on premises of
Messrs Finestones Ltd, 87 High Street, Watford. M. R. Morris, Hon Sec, pre tem.
14 June 1918, page 1
Death of Solomon Marks in Holloway, London, father inter alia of Harry Marks of
Brondesbury and of 9 Westbury Road, Watford, (temporary address).
2 August 1918, page 20
Advert. Watford and Bushey Congregation. Wanted. Reader and Hebrew and Religion
Teacher. Apply M. R. Morris, Hon Sec, 24 Market Street. Watford.
23 August 1918, page 14
Meeting of Jewish inhabitants of Watford and Bushey held at the newly-acquired
synagogue in Leavesden Road, Watford. Alfred Finestone presided. The committee
had acquired a permanent building as synagogue. Rev Sidney M.Ellis, LRAM,
assistant Reader at Golder’s Green synagogue, has been elected Reader,
Secretary, and Teacher of the Classes.
Elected: Board of Management: Finestone, Chairman; Stuhl, Treasurer; Morris, Hon
Sec; Grant, Moss, Barnard, J. Levinson, Rohko, [illegible], [illegible]. Mr
Stuhl, Mrs Moss, Mr Finestone, and Mrs Roth were elected as Education Committee.
Mesdames J. Grant, Barnard, Bourne, P. Grant, H. Grant, Miss Moss, and Mss
Nathan formed the Ladies’ Committee.
13 December 1918, page 13
Killed in action. 2Lt P. E. Posner (Watford), previously reported Missing in
20 June 1919, page 15
21 guineas from Mr and Mrs N. Posner, 57 Durban Road, Watford, to Watford
Grammar School, to found and endow an annual prize for science in memory of 2 Lt
P [Philip] E [Ernest] Posner 3 bn S Staffs and 8 bn Lincolnshire.
6 February 1920, page 29
Watford and Bushey Hebrew Congregation
Advert. Lack of funds will make it imperative to close the above unless regular
contributions are forthcoming. Hon Sec, Mr H. Hittner, Percy Road, Watford.
8 September 1922, page 28
A Jewish Religious Education Class has been organised in Watford and will open
on Monday next at the Callowland Infants School, Leavesden Road. It will meet
every Monday and Wednesday 5.1 - 7.15. Miss Lily Breckner will conduct the
30 March 1923, page 18
Union of Hebrew and Religion Classes. |Allocation of grant. £5 to Watford for
[Death of Alfred Finestone. September 1925 aged 57 Hampstead 1a 526]
19 February 1926, page 26
Watford Hebrew Classes. Recently visited by Herbert M. Adler, Director of Jewish
Education. He reported satisfactorily on the progress of the pupils. Classes
meet on Sunday mornings at 87 High Street, and there are vacancies. Mr S. Gould,
82 Gammons Lane, Watford, is secretary of the classes.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 June 1926, page 21
At examination at Guildhall School of Music, Vivienne Posner, only daughter of
Nathaniel and Hortense Posner, 57 Durban Road, Watford, passed in Singing
16 July 1926, page 1
Bar mitzvah. Leslie, eldest son of Mr and Mrs J. Levison of Watford will read
portion of the Law at the Central Synagogue, Great Portland Street, W.1.
9 December 1927, page 2
Death of Amelia Levy. Mourned by children, inter alia, Mr and Mrs H. Levy of
[Birth. Jeremy M. Gasson June 1936 Watford 3a 1618. Father Walter Gasson. See 7
24 January 1941, page 15
Abbots Langley. Jewish residents of Watford, Bedmond, Leavesden, Hunton Bridge,
and Abbots Langley, who are interested in Sabbath morning services are asked to
communicate with the Rev E. Freedman, 32 Abbots Road, Abbots Langley, Watford.
25 April 1941, page 15
Letter from S. Frumkin, 53 Queen’s Road, Watford. Hoping to form a Jewish
congregation in Watford. Intend to hold services every Friday evening and
Sabbath morning, beginning this Friday. ’We already have a minister to conduct
30 May 1941, page 4
Advert. Watford and Bushey Hebrew Congregation. ‘The Gables’, Heathfield Road,
Bushey. Services on Shavuot and every Sabbath morning at 10 am. Hebrew classes
are being organised.
27 June 1941, page 20
Watford. Services are held at the Methodist Hall, 91 Queen’s Road, Watford,
Fridays at I pm and Saturdays at 10 am. Further information from L. Dunitz, 45
Shaftesbury Road, Watford.
At the inaugural meeting of the Watford and Bushey congregation held
recently, Mr Bard presided and offered his house, ‘The Gables’, Heathfield Road,
Bushey, for communal functions. Sabbath services are held at this address.
Also Hebrew classes meet Tuesday 5.30 pm and Sundays at 10.30 am.
1 August 1941, page 13
Watford and District Jewish Social Club is now open every Thursday 6 pm to 10 pm
at the Vestry Room, 91 Queen’s Road, Watford. Hon Sec Miss E. Frumkin, 53
8 August 1941, page 14
Prof Selig Brodetsky, President of Board of Deputies, will address a public
meeting at the Methodist Hall, 91 Queen’s Road on 12 August. [signed] L. Dunitz,
Hon Sec, Watford and District Hebrew Congregation and Maurice Brody, Hon Sec,
Rickmansworth and District Hebrew Congregation.
15 August 1941, page 13
Rev E. Freedman, Liaison Officer, appointed by the Board of Deputies, for
Watford and district, will be in attendance at Watford Town Hall every Thursday
10-11. Jewish residents who require advice and assistance are invited to attend.
Hebrew classes are held at Aldenham Road School, Oxley, on Sundays, 10-12 and
Thursday evening 5.30-7.
22 August 1941, page 19
Mrs L. J. Greenberg, JC Cookery Expert, will lecture on 26 August at the
Methodist Church Hall, 91 Queen’s Road, by permission of Rev B. Howard.
5 September 1941, page 5
Advert. Watford and District Hebrew Congregation. 91 Queen’s Road. Services will
be held at that address on the High Holydays. Letting of seats, Sunday morning,
53 Queen’s Road. Communications to L. Dunitz, 45 Shaftesbury Road.
5 September 1941, page 17
Services are now held regularly at the Methodist Hall, 91 Queen’s Road. Friday
evenings 7.30. Saturday mornings 9.30.
12 September 1941, page 20
Watford and Bushey. Services are regularly held on Sabbaths and Festivals at
‘The Gables’, Heathfield Road, Bushey.
10 October 1941, page 8
Watford and District Hebrew Congregation. Chatan Torah K. S. Frumkin. Chatan
Bereshith I. Dumb.
10 October 1941, page 13
Simchat Torah dance. Methodist Hall. 14 October.
10 October 1941, page 23
New Ark consecrated for services for the Watford and District Hebrew
Congregation at the Methodist Hall.
30 January 1942, page 12
Jewish Social Club Dance. 53 Clarendon Road.
6 March 1942, page 14
Jewish Social Club. Meeting every Tuesday evening at 91 Queen’s Road.
13 March 1942, page 4
Canteen for Passover. Watford and District. Those interested in a kosher canteen
for Passover please communicate with Rev E. Freedman, 32 Abbot’s Road, Abbot’s
Langley or with Mr B. Bard, ’The Gables’, Heathfield Road.
15 May 1942, page 14
Meeting in support of the Watford, Bushey and District Hebrew Classes. Elected:
J. Goldbart, Chairman; L. Dunitz, Hon Sec; J. Landau. K. S. Frumkin representing
Watford, Ben Bard Bushey, S. Gordon Garston, and M. Flansberg Treasurer,
28 May 1942, page 4
North Watford. High Festival services will be held at St Peter’s Hall, Tudor
Drive. Apply Mr W. Housepeter, 58 Tuor Drive, North Watford.
4 September 1942, page 4
Watford, Garston and Leavesden District. Services for High Festivals will be
held this year at The Hall, 3 Horseshoe Lane, Garston. Apply S. Gordon, 44
Sheepcote [sic] Lane.
4 September 1942, page 4
Advert. Watford and District Hebrew Congregation. Jack Goldbart Chairman, 91
Services for High Festivals.
23 October 1942, page 16
Dvr Edward Kosky RASC is Prisoner of War in Italy. Only son of Mr D. Kosky,
Croxley Green, Watford, formerly of East Ham.
30 October 1942, page 9
Missing in Action. Sgt Philip Greenstein RAF. Mother lives at 32 Cassino Road,
10 December 1942, page 3
Bar Mitzvah. Alan Burns, 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Harold Burns of 109 Canonbury
Drive, Watford, will read portion of the Law at Watford Synagogue on 12
10 September 1943, page 4
Watford and District Hebrew Congregation. High Festival services will be held at
the Spiritualists’ Hall, 91 Queen’s Road, under the supervision of Jack Goldbart.
L. Dunitz, Hon Sec.
26 November 1943, page 13
A Shiur on Chumash and History is conducted every Sabbath by Rev EW. Freedman 44
Sheepcot Lane, Garston, Watford, an hour before the termination of the Sabbath.
10 December 1943, page 1
Capt David Rumney RAMC awarded Military Cross. Home is in Watford.
17 December 1943, page 4
Advert. Watford and District Hebrew Congregation. 91 Queen’s Road. Services are
held every Saturday.
11 February 1944, page 3
John, elder son of Mr and Mrs Jack Gasson, 7 Swiss Avenue, Watford, will read a
portion of the Law at the Parkgate School on 19 February.
31 March 1944, page 13
‘Garston and Watford’. A Hospitality Committee for the Forces has been formed. A
Seder for allied troops is being arrange for April 7 at Parkgate Road School.
Those interested should write to Mr Gordon, 44 Sheepcote [sic] Lane
16 June 1944, page 3
Bar mitzvah. Maxi, son of Mr and Mrs S. Gordon, 44 Sheepcote [sic] Lane, will
read Maftir and Haftarah at the Garston and North Watford Synagogue, Parkgate
School, Parkgate Road, on 17 June.
25 August 1944, page 9
Bar mitzvah. Peter, youngest son of Mr and the late Mrs H. Burns, 109 Cassiobury
Drive, Watford, will read portion of Law at Watford Synagogue.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 September 1944, page 4
The Garston and North Watford Hebrew Congregation extend their good wishes to
their former Hon Sec, James Kimchi and his mother in their new home in
1 September 1944, page 13
Garston and North Watford. The Jewish Hospital Committee has arranged High Holyday
services for members of Allied forces at 3 Horseshoe Lane, Garston.
8 September 1944, page 4
Watford Hebrew Congregation. High Holyday services at the Spiritualists’ Hall,91
20 October 1944, page 1
A son, Victor Joseph, was born on 16 October at Mardale Nursing Home, Watford,
to Mrs Hetty Aptaker (nee Hershon) and Mr David Aptaker of 52 Beechwood Rise,
Birth. Victor J.Aptaker December 1944 Watford 3a 1800 Mother Hershon]
3 November 1944, page 4
A few vacancies exist at the Lucy Gaster Children’s Home, for children 2-7
years, Oxhey Hall, Watford.
17 November 1944, page 3
Death on 10 November at ‘Delfield’, Delfield Close, Watford, Jack Marks, husband
of ‘Dolly’ and father of Stanley, Brian, Sonia, and Shirley.
[Death. Jacob Marks December 1944 aged 48 Watford 3a 1220]
24 November 1944, page 9
Engagement. Cpl Alfred Goldstein RAFVR, younger son of Mr and Mrs M. A.
Goldstein, 42 North Western Avenue, Watford, to Sylvia, elder daughter of Mrs A.
Schiff and the late Mr P. Schiff of Finchley.
[No marriage found]
15 December 1944, page 3
Leon, only son of Mr and Mrs H. Weiss, Oxhey, will read a portion of the Law at
Parkgate Synagogue, Watford. No festivities owing to the reported death of
uncle, Sergeant Max Scheddle, RAF.
15 December 1944, page 5
Formerly reported Missing now presumed Killed in Action, Flt Sgt Max Scheddle
RAFVR, only son of Mr and Mrs J. Scheddle of Watford. Wife and son live in
5 January 1945, page 1
Birth on 25 December 1944 at Ruskin College, Oxford, a son to Bertha nee
Lazarus, wife of Aaronson, a brother for Evelyn and Frances. ‘Fourways’, 10
North Western Avenue, Garston, and ‘The Nest’, Shiplake, Henley, Oxon.
26 January 1945, page 3
Colin, younger so of Mr and Mrs Michael Goldbart of Hatch End will read portion
of the Law and Haftarah at 91 Queen’s Road, Watford, on 27 January.
9 February 1945, page 2
Engagement. Hetty, 2nd daughter of Mrs F. Goodman and the late Mr M.Goodman of
Watford, to Cpl Herman Rose of New York.
6 April 1945, page 14 Young Israel
Elizabeth Holme, Watford.
29 June 1945, page 3
In memory of our only son Sgt Max Scheddle RAFV who failed to return from
operations over Cologne 4 July 1943.
6 Percival Gardens, Kingswood, Watford.
27 July 1945, page 11
Engagement. Pte Joseph Yadganoff, US Army, of New York, to Jeanne, daughter of
Mrs Esther Gordon and the late Mr Isaac (Teddy) Gordon of Knightsbridge,
formerly of ’White Coppice’, Devereux Drive, Watford.
17 August 1945, page 11
Bar mitzvah. Cyril Gerald, 2nd son of Mr and Mrs Nathan Green, 51 Rickmansworth
Road, Watford, will read portion of the Law at Watford Synagogue, Queen’s Road,
Watford, on 18 August.
31 August 1945, page 4
In memory of Gertrude Kosky who died 6 September 1940. Husband and family, 58
Winton Drive, Croxley Green, Watford.
7 September 1945, page 4 New Year Greetings
Mr and Mrs M. A. Goldstein and family, 42 North Western Avenue, Watford.
14 September 1945, page 3
Birth. On 6 September at Mardale Nursing Home, Hempstead Road, Watford, to Anne,
nee Boxer, wife of Cecil Jacobsen, a daughter, Susan Pamela. 34 Holland Gardens,
[Birth. Susan P. Jacobsen September 1945 Watford 3a 1953. Mother Boxer]
28 September 1945, page 3
Bar mitzvah. Raphael Wolf, only son of Rev M. Miloslawer and Mrs V. Miloslawer,
469 Whippendale Road, Watford, in the Hendon Adass Yisroel, on October 6.
Reception at Watford October 7.
28 September 1945, page 11
Birth on 25 September at the Peace Memorial Hospital, Watford, a son, Geoffrey
Isadore David, to Gertrude (Trudie) (nee Bergman) wife of Sidney Sall [sic] of
133 Frankland Road, Croxley Green.
[Birth. Geoffrey I. D. Soll [sic] September 1945 Watford 3a 1951. Mother
12 October 1945, page 3
Bar mitzvah. Sidney, younger son of Mr and Mrs S. Gordon, 44 Sheepcot Lane,
Garston, wll read portion of the Law and Haftarah at Parkgate School Synagogue,
North Watford, on 20 October.
26 October 1945, page 3
Silver wedding. Mr and Mrs Michael Hart (Sadie Harris) celebrate this on 27
October 1945. Festivities postponed until their so Ralph returns from the Far
East. ‘Daytons’, 223 Watford Road, Croxley Road.
9 November 1945, page 3
Death on 1 November in London, Yetta Cohen sister of Harold and Ray Ginsberg,
aunt of Norma and Diana. 17 Tudor Drive, Watford.
16 November 1945, page 11
Silver wedding. Mr and Mrs Sholom Gordon (Tamara Kowner). Marriage solemnised in
Vilna on 19 November 1920. 44 Sheepcote Lane, Garston, Watford.
25 January 1946, page 11
Engagement. Dr William Wolfson, son of Mrs Wolfson of Chingford and the late Mr
M.Wolfson of Glasgow, to Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr and Mrs George A. Romain,
’Elm Trees’, Hempstead Road, Watford.
[Marriage. William Wolfson September 1946 Paddington5d 614//Elisabeth [sic]
12 April 1946, page 3
Engagement. David only son of Mr and Mrs S. Cohen, 197a High Street, Watford, to
Lily, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Skolnick, 102 Southfield Avenue, Watford.
[No marriage found]
19 April 1946, page 11
A Ladies’ Guild as recently formed in the Garston and North Watford congregation
to promote Jewish activities in the district.
3 May 1946, page 13
The name of the newly-born son of Mr Garelick, secretary of the Garston and
North Watford congregation, and Mrs Garelick, has been inscribed in the Golden
Book of the Jewish National Fund.
31 May 1946, page 4
North Watford and Garston congregation extend their best wishes to Mr and Mrs
Frumkin on their departure for the USA. Mr Frumkin was formerly warden of
Watford congregation and Miss Edna Frumkin was secretary of the Club and
23 August 1946, page 18
Mentioned in Despatches. Guardsman P. Balbirsky, Welsh Guards, Watford.
6 December 1946, page 4
Watford and District.
‘It is proposed to establish a Synagogue to cater for the religious and social
needs of people of Jewish faith. Will all interested please communicate with Mr.
Garelick, 7, Second Avenue, Garston’.
[repeated 13 December 1946, page 4]
20 December 1946, page 7
Engagement. Leon Youngest son of Mrs S. Selzer and the late Mrs Shaier Selzer of
London NW2, to Amy, only daughter of Mr and Mrs Sholom Gordon.
[Marriage. Abraham L. Selzer September 1947 Willesden 5f 1772//Amy E. Gordon]
27 December 1947, page 2
Mr and Mrs J. Green announce the 40th anniversary of their wedding on1 January
1947, New North Road N1, formerly of Watford.
7 January 1947, page 15
It has been decided to form an Orthodox congregation which will be associated
with the United Synagogue. Elected Honorary Officers: S. Gordon, President; W.
Gasson, Chairman; S. Hudess, Vice-chairman; S. Aaronson, Treasurer;
M. Garelick, 7 Second Avenue, Garston, Hon Sec.
4 April 1947, page 13
First annual meeting of the Jewish Ladies’ Guild. As a result of several
functions £40 given to charity and £50 to the synagogue building fund. Retiring
chairman Mrs Tamara Gordon. Elected: Mesdames Hudes, Chairman; Aukin,
Vice-chairman; Gasson, Treasurer; Davidson, Collector; Gould, 128 Gorton Way,
Croxley Green, Secretary.
9 May 1947, page 2
Engagement. Harold, son of Mr A. Weinrabe and the late Mrs W. Weinrabe, of
Kenton, Middlesex, to Rose, daughter of Mrs J. Shenker and the late Mr Shenker
of 47 Carpenders Avenue, Carpenders Park, Watford.
[Marriage. Harold Weinrabe March 1948 Hendon 5e 1277// Rose Shenker]
16 May 1947, page 3
Memorial stone for late husband, Hyman Lipman of Watford, will be consecrated at
East Ham Cemetery on18 May.
[Death. Hyman Lipman September 1944 aged 54 Watford 3a 1143]
30 May 1947, page 2
Birth on 25 May at Mardale Nursing Home, Watford, to Roberta (nee Merkeown),
wife of Harry Nathan, a daughter, Marilyn Ann, a sister for Melvyn and Robert, 5
Hazelwood Road, Croxley Green.
[Birth. Marilyn A. Nathan June 1947 Watford 4b 596. Mother Merkeown]
5 September 1947, page 4
Watford and District Hebrew Congregation. High holyday services will be held at
the Spiritualist Hall, Queen’s Road, and every Sabbath morning. Inquiries to Hon
Sec, M. Garelick, Second Avenue, Garston.
[repeated 12 September 1947,, page 3]
Rev D. Miloslawer has been appointed minister and to teach the children.
31 October 1947, page 3
The consecration of the memorial to Joseph Shenker will be at Marlow Road
Cemetery, East Ham. 47 Carpenxders Avenue, Carpenders Park, Watford.
7 October 1947, page 5
Watford and District Hebrew Congregation applies for affiliation to the United
Synagogue. Agreed subject to details.
2 January 1948, page 15
Prizes distributed to pupils of the Hebrew Classes, at the Town Hall. An appeal
for Jewish Child’s Day raised £60.
27 February 1948, page 2
Birth. 19 February to Edna (nee Gordon), wife of Louis Goodman, of a son David
Stephen Gordon Goodman, 23 Tudor Drive, Watford.
[Birth. David S. G. Goodman March 1948 Watford 4b 506. Mother Gordon]
5 March 1948, page 7
Engagement. Philip, only son of Mr and Mrs George A. Romain of ‘Elm Trees’,
Hempstead Road, Watford, to Joan, only child of Mrs Raie (Reggie) Rose of
Cumberland Court, W1.
[Marriage. Philip A. Romain September 1949 Marylebone 5d 978//Joan Rose or
2 April 1948, page 16
Young Israel Leonard Davis, Watford.
21 May 1948, page 2
Engagement. Belle 2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs Mark Mendoza, Westcliff on Sea, to
Jack Reuben of Toronto Canada, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Sam Reuben, Tudor Walk,
[Marriage. Jack Reuben December 1949 Southend on Sea 4a 1536//Bella B. Mendoza]
11 June 1948, page 12
The Jewish Youth Club, formed recently for literary and social activities, meets
Sundays and Tuesdays. Ages 13-21. Hon Sec Miss Rita Lissman, 37a St Albans Road,
18 June 1948, page 2
Birth on 13 June at University College Hospital, a son to Pearl (nee Shenker),
wife of Philip Baetu. A brother for Lynda. 1 Parsonage Close, Abbots Langley,
[Birth. Barry J. Baetu June 1948 Pancras 5d 641. Mother Shenker]
18 June 1948, page 3
Memorial stone for late Jack Green (Canning Town and Watford) will be
consecrated at Edmonton Cemetery on 20 June.
23 July 1948, page 2
Bar mitzvah. David, elder son of Mr and Mrs H. J. Bentley of Chorley Wood, will
read portion of the Law and Haftarah at the Watford and District Synagogue on 24
24 September 1948, page1 5
Services on the High Holydays will be held at the Spiritualists’ Hall (Lower),
93a Queen’s Road. Applications to
Mr M. Garelick, 7 Second Avenue, Watford.
1 October 1948, page 3
Tombstone for the late Harry I. Leon LDS RCS will be consecrated at the
Willesden Cemetery on 10 October. 32 The Avenue, Watford.
[Death. Harry I. Leon June 1947 aged 47 Watford 4b 252]
8 October 1948, page 3
Advert. Minister/teacher required for new congregation at Watford, affiliated to
the United Synagogue. Apply to secretary, Mr M. Garelick, 7 Second Avenue,
Garston. (Phone Bishopsgate 9415 during day. Garston 2139 after 7 pm]
15 October 1948, page 2
Son, Clive Allen Ivor, born 5 October at Bearsted Memorial Hospital N16, to
Miriam nee Gottlieb wife of Joseph Fierstone, 97 Vicarage Road, Watford. Stoke
Newington 5d 927. Mother Gottlieb]
3 December 1948, page 3
Watford and District Synagogue. Chanucah service and distribution of prizes to
be held at Watford Town Hall on 2 January 1949. Prize distribution will be by
Mrs Jack Goldbart.
11 February 1949, page 16
For United Palestine Appeal, collected by Mr J. Goldbart of Watford, at the bar
mitzvah of Master Raymond Goldbart, £25.
6 May 1949, page 7
A daughter, Barbara Ann, was born on 26 April at Stanborough Hydro, Garston,
Watford, to Joy nee Bernstein, wife of Dr Harold Stewart, 13 The Avenue,
[Birth. Barbara A. Stewart June 1949 Watford 4b 501. Mother Bernstein]
20 May 1949, page 2
Jeremy Maughan, only son of Mr and Mrs Walter Gasson, 11 Orchard Drive, Watford,
will read Maftir and Haftarah at the Watford and District synagogue on 21 May.
26 August 1949, page 2
Death on 22 August, Elaine Jennifer, aged 3 months, daughter of Rose and Harold
Weinrabe, 47 Carpender’s Avenue, Watford.
[Birth. Elaine J. Weinrabe September 1949 Watford 4b 461`. Mother Shenker]
[Death. Elaine J. Weinrabe September 1949 aged 0 Hendon 5e 439]
9 September 1949, page 4
Watford and District Synagogue, 38 Clarendon Road, Watford.
The honorary officers will be at the synagogue on Sundays 11 and 18 September to
enrol new members and allocate seats.
[NOTE. First mention of this address]
7 October 1949, page 3
Advert. Wanted Orthodox woman for cooking and light household duties; to take
care of elderly couple, house near Watford. Apply to J. Isaacs, 69 Carpender’s
14 October 1949, page 15
The Watford and District Youth Club recently acquired new premises in Clarendon
Road, comprising a dance hall, gymnasium, two games and other rooms, and a
tennis court. Secretary Mr L. Davis, 30 Oakleigh Drive, Croxley Green.
25 November 1949, page 2
The marriage will be solemnised on 27 November at Alexandra Road Synagogue of
Belle, 2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs Mark Mendoza of Westcliff-on-Sea, to Jack,
eldest son of Mr and Mrs Samuel Reuben, 121 Tudor Walk, Watford.
[Marriage. Bella B. Mendoza December 1949 Southend on Sea 4a 1536//Jack Reuben]
23 December 1949, page 5
Wanted. Watford and District Synagogue, 38 Clarendon Road. Post of part-time
Minster and Teacher. Free accommodation available.
6 January 1950, page 3
Death on 27 December 1949 at 129 St Alban’s Road, Watford, Sara King aged 94,
mother of Max and Hnde Linaman [?illegible].
[Death. Sara King December 1949 aged 94 Watford 4b 282]
31 March 1950, page 2
Birth on 26 March to Edna, nee Gordon, wife of Louis Goodman, a daughter Hannah
Joan. Tudor Drive, Watford.
[Birth. Hannah J. Gordon March 1950 Watford 4b 814 Mother Gordon]
14 July 1950, page 3
Watford (affiliated) Hebrew Congregation. Baal Musaf required for High Holydays.
Must perform duties of Baal Koreh and Baal Tekiah if required. £40 plus expenses
not exceeding £10. Hon Sec. Mrs S. Goldbart, 33 Maytree Crescent, Watford.
4 August 1950, page 16
Letter from J. Isaacs 69 Carpenders Avenue, on the disused cemetery at King’s
25 August 1950, page 6
Engagement. Barney youngest son of Mr J. Fox and the late Mrs S. Fox of London
E8 and n, and Phyllis, only daughter of Mr and Mrs B. West of 48 Market Street,
[Marriage. Barnett Fox December 1950 Stepney 5d 1247//- Westnovote [sic]]
6 October 1950, page 18
Dental surgeon required for old-established London practice. Write C. Leon, 32
The Avenue, Watford.
22 December 1950, page 7
Ian Peter, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Nathan Green of 51 Rickmansworth Road,
Watford, will read portion of the Law at Watford Synagogue, Clarendon Road, on
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