Created: 26 January 2012
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about the Waterford Jewish Community
1893 - 1998
Chronicle, 1 September 1893, page 1
Death on Sunday 27 August at 8 Manor Street, Waterford, Joseph Diamond aged 68.
Interred in the Cardiff New Synagogue Cemetery.
Chronicle, 22 September 1893, page 18
‘WATERFORD. - As a result of a meeting held on the 4th inst.., when a
congregation was formed with Mr. R. Smullian as President, services were held on
New Year in a room lent by him for the purpose. Mr. W. Smullian and Mr. M. Simon
read the prayers, and Mr. Hyman Hanesohn [sic] was Baal Tokeach’.
Chronicle, 20 October 1894, page 20
Mr and Mrs Goldring presented a Scroll of the Law to the newly-established
congregation. In the evening they gave a party to which every Jewish resident of
Waterford was invited. Mr M. Simon presided and great satisfaction was
expressed by the Chairman, Mr Hanasan[sic], President of the congregation, Mr R.
Smullian, Mr Levy, Mr Diamond and others at the formation of the congregation.
Chronicle, 23 November 1894, page 200
On Wednesday 14th inst the first Jewish wedding that has been
solemnised in Waterford took place in the synagogue 88 the Manor. The couple
were Miss Fanny Diamond and Mr Jack Lappin. The ceremony was performed by Rev J.
E. Myers of Cork assisted by the local minister Rev Simon Aarons.
created a great deal of interest in Waterford and the synagogue was filled with
Rev J. E.
Myers preached on Sabbath morning and also at a special service on Sunday
evening, the latter attended by several Christians.
President, and his wife have made handsome presents to the synagogue. Mr
Robinson is Treasurer and Mr J. Levy is Hon Sec.
Chronicle, 13 March 1896 page 22
On Sunday last Rev Mr Jonas, Mr M. Simons and Mr L. Margolis had a
Siyum of Treatise Baba Kama. Mr Simons invited many of his friends
to his residence where meetings for study are held.
Chronicle, 27 March 1896 page 27
Rev J. E. Myers of Cork visited Waterford last week. He found the congregation
in a very satisfactory condition and the services of Rev H. Jones [sic] highly
appreciated by members of th congregation.
Chronicle, 17 July 1896 page 7
Rev J. E. Myers, Minister of the Cork Congregation and Visiting Minister of the
Waterford Congregation appeals for funds to enable latter to erect a
’Congregational Bath (Mikvah)’. Members are few and unable to bear the cost.
Chronicle, 17 July 1896 page 19
Rev J. E. Myers visited Waterford and delivered two sermons, one on Sabbath
morning and the second at a special service on Sunday. The congregation though
small is in a satisfactory condition. A mikvah is much required.
Chronicle, 23 October 1896 page 24
General meeting. Re-elected: Mr W. Goldring, President; Mr. L. Robinson,
Vice-President; Mr L. Levi, Hon Sec an Treasurer.
Committee: Messrs W. Smullian, H. Sherowitz, W. Tooky [sic], R. Smullian, and L.
Rev H. Jonas gave farewell speech on his leaving for Northampton.
Chronicle, 6 November 1896 page 24
On Sunday a well-attended meeting was held to establish a Hebrew School. L.
Robinson, Vice-President, in the chair. It was unanimously agreed to establish a
school. Officers elected: L. Diamond, Hon Sec; Committee: Toohey [sic], Lief,
and W. Smullian, with Messrs Robinson and J. Levi, ex officio. Rev Mr Litman
Vote of thanks to chairman an to Mr A. B. Diamond, the promoter of the school.
Chronicle, 26 February 1897 page 1
Birth of daughter on 19 February at 7 Bellevue Terrace, Waterford, to wife of
Harris Sherowitz, late of Liverpool.
Chronicle, 4 March 1898 page 4
Belfast Hebrew National School. Contribution to funds. H. Sherowitz, Waterford,
Chronicle, 16 September 1898 page 27
Mr I. William Goldring, late President of the Hebrew Congregation, died in
Waterford. Body taken to Dublin and buried in the New Cemetery.
Chronicle, 12 October 1900 page 1
Birth of son on 7 October at Bellevue Terrace, to wife of Harris Sherowitz.
Chronicle, 16 February 1903 page 32
Samuel Robinson, son of Mr and Mrs L. Robinson, 65 Johnstown, Waterford, gained
a certificate in the recent Intermediate Examination.
Chronicle, 8 April 1904 page 16
The Census of 1871 showed that there was only one Jew in Waterford.
[See 24 February 1922 for same figure for 1861. The figures are correct for both
Censuses: see Louis Hyman The Jews of Ireland, 1972, page 156]
Chronicle, 8 April 1904 page 29
At conjoint examination by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College
of Surgeons, Mr Samuel Robinson passed the preliminary examination.
Chronicle, 9 September 1904 New Year Greetings page vii
Mr and Mrs Sherowitz and family.
[And in subsequent years]
Chronicle, 7 July 1905 page 29
Mr H. Sherowitz has forwarded to Mr John Redmond MP an address signed by many
influential Christians on the Aliens Bill.
Chronicle, 14 July 1905 page 27
Reply by Mr Redmond re the memorial asking for amendments to the Alien
Immigration Bill. Agrees with memorial.
Chronicle, 29 December 1905 page 3
Donations for fund following ’Outrages on the Russian Jews’.
Collected in Waterford per Philip Sayers:
H. Sherowitz £3
Mrs H.Sherowitz 1.5.0
R. Robinson 1.1.0
Mrs Goldring 1.0.0
Sums under £1 6.13.0
Chronicle, 25 May 1906 page 1
Bar mitzvah of Raphael, 3rd son of Mr and Mrs Harris Sherowitz, who will read
portion of the Law on May 26th.
Chronicle, 6 July 1906 page 1
Fiance. Miss Mayme Lapin of Baltimore to Maurice Robinson of Waterford.
Chronicle, 21 September 1906 New Year Greetings page xiii
Mr Maurice Robinson and Miss Mayme Lapin of 65 Johnstown.
Chronicle, 10 May 1907 page 1
Marriage on 2 May at Waterford by Rev G.B. [sic] Levin of Limerick, between
Floretta Goldring, daughter of the late Isaac W. Goldring, to Isaac Sidorsky,
3rd and youngest son of Mr and Mrs Meyers Sidorsky Levi, Suwalki, Russian
Chronicle, 10 May 1907 page 33
The first [sic] Jewish marriage in this town was solemnised yesterday week by
Rev E.B.[sic] Levin of the Hebrew Limerick Congregation.
[The first Jewish marriage in Waterford was in fact in November 1894.]
Chronicle, 27 March 1908 page 1
Marriage on 17 March in Amsterdam of Lillian, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs
Sherowitz of Waterford an Larence Amselem of Buenos Aires, youngest son of Mr
and Mrs Amselem of Liverpool.
Chronicle, 12 February 1908 New Year Greetings page xiv
Mr and Mrs Sherwitz and family.
[repeated in subsequent years]
Chronicle, 12 February 1909 page 25
Laurence Sherowitz, 2nd son of Mr H. Sherowitz of Bellevue Terrace, Waterford,
has obtained a ‘high place’ in the Entrance Examination to Trinity College,
Chronicle, 7 May 1909 page 32
Master David Smullian appeared in a concert recently at Tramore. His mother
accompanied him. He is only 9 years old.
Chronicle, 25 February 1910 page 15
Mr S. Robinson obtained honours in the Primary Dental Examination in Chemistry
Chronicle, 1 April 1910 page 13
Cecil G. Sherowitz, eldest son of Harris Sherowitz, passed in 1st medical
examination at Trinity Collgee, Dublin.
Chronicle, 27 May 1910 page 12
Last week the Waterford Standard printed a long letter from Mr H. Sherowitz on
‘The Religious Condition of the Jewish People’ in reply to the statements of a
Chronicle, 22 September 1911 page 8
Wedding. On 5 September at Burabak [?] Germany, Dora, eldest daughter of Mr and
Mrs Shilibolski, Koenigsberg, to Jacob J. Levi-Sidorski, Suvalki, Russian Poland
Chronicle, 16 February 1912 page 31
Dundee. Rev S. King of Waterford elected minister.
Chronicle, 17 January 1913 page 26
Mr S. Robinson LDSI of 15 Eldon Terrace Waterford, has been appointed Dentist to
His Majesty’s Troops at Cahir Headquarters.
Chronicle, 18 July 1913 page 23
As a result of the perseverance of Rev S. Turtledove, a Hebrew and Religion
Class was formed on Sunday at a meeting of the Waterford Jewish Congregation. A
preliminary examination of the pupils in the elementary outline of Hebrew
reading and translation was held. Mr R. Smullian, President of the congregation,
was elected Chairman of the Waterford Jewish Education Committee and Professor
Oscar agreed to act as Headmaster. A first prize, a silver watch, was presented
to Joseph Woolfson for good reading and translation. Some members of the
Committee expressed a desire to form a Hebrew Literary Society at the beginning
Chronicle, 18 September 1914 New Year Greetings page x
Mr and Mrs Harry Goodman and family, ’The Quay’, Waterford, formerly of Merthyr
Chronicle, 4 June 1915 page 5
Contribution to a fund [illegible]
E. Berghaus, Waterford, £3
Per J.Porter Waterford Hebrew Congregation £3
Chronicle, 2 February 1917 page 1
On 17 January at the North Manchester Synagogue, Sam Robinson LDS, 2nd son of Mr
and Mrs L. Robinson of Waterford, to Dinah, older daughter of Mr and Mrs A.
Mason of Bury New Road, Manchester.
Chronicle, 14 September 1917 New Year Greetings page xiv
Mrs Goldring, Waterford.
Mr and Mrs J. Levi, 55 John Street, Waterford.
Chronicle, 6 December 1918 page 26
At a recent examination of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland, Samuel Aaron
Rosenthal, son of Mr and Mrs J. Rosenthal, late of Waterford and now residing in
Dublin, passed the final London Pharmaceutical Society Institute examination.
Chronicle, 20 February 1920 page 4
The Zionist Organisation of the United Kingdom. Erez-Israel Restoration Fund.
Per R. Smullian, Waterford
Mrs Goldring £2.2.0
Mrs H. Goodman £2.2.0
Mrs Levi £1.1.0
Mrs H. Wolfson £1.1.0
2 donations under £1 £1.10
Chronicle, 17 September 1920 New Year Greetings page xvi
Mr and Mrs L. Robinson, 82 Johnstown.
Chronicle, 24 February 1922 Supplement page ii
The Census of 1861 returned 1 Jew in Waterford.
[But see 6 April 1904 for same figure for 1871]
Chronicle, 4 July 1924 page 1
Engagement. Annie, 2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs Ellerman of Liverpool, to Mr Jacob
Lath of Waterford.
Chronicle, 27 May 1931 page 23
Zionist Congress Elections
Waterford Polling Station, Synagogue Hall. Returning Officer Mr R. Smullian.
Chronicle, 8 September 1933 page 2
Death. 1st September in Dublin, Jacob Marcus, brother of Isaac Marcus,
Chronicle, 2 February 1934 page 1
Death. 27 January. Annie, widow of the late Louis Robinson, late of Waterford.
Sons Maurice (USA), Barney (Liverpool), Sam (Manchester).
Chronicle, 13 September 1935 page 1
Tombstone in memory of Annie Robinson late of Waterford will be consecrated at
Rainsough Cemetery, Manchester.
Chronicle, 12 March 1937 page 14
Obituary of Rabbi J. Littman. After having ministered to the Aberdeen and
Waterford Hebrew Congregations came to London about 40 years ago.
Chronicle, 19 April 1946 page 8
There are 15 Jews in Waterford.
Chronicle, 2 March 1951 page 2
Silver wedding of Mr and Mrs J. Lath (Anne Ellerman) of Waterford. Wedding
solemnised on 3 March 1926 at Grove Street Synagogue.
Chronicle, 25 May 1956 page 7
Engagement of Frank Gaier FNAO, youngest son of Mr J. Gaier and the late Mrs
Matilda Gaier of Liverpool to Sylvia Lath BA MB DCH, only child of Mr and Mrs J.
Lath, 17 Otteran Place, Waterford.
Chronicle, 3 May 1985 page 6
Golden wedding (17 March 1935) of Abby (Abraham) Wolfson and Sylvia Rick.
Married Dublin. He was born in Waterford and arrived in Dublin a year or two
before the marriage.
Chronicle, 13 September 1985 page 10
‘Irish Community in Continuing Decline’.
‘In Limerick and Waterford, which once had Jewish communities, now extinct, the
numbers are 5 and 6 respectively’.
Chronicle, 8 December 1995 page 18
1991 Irish Census.
‘At its peak, Waterford … had a congregation of 62. In 1991 , just nine people
declared themselves Jewish’.
Chronicle, 3 July 1998
‘Single file Introductions’
‘Tall, dark-haired, clean-shaven, liberal make, 34, usual interests, Waterford
based, seeks special female friend or soul mate. How about you?’
[repeated 10 July 1998]
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