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Provincial Jewry
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Extract from papers on
Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain

Papers prepared by Dr. (later Prof.) Aubrey Newman for a conference at University College, London, convened on 6 July 1975 by the Jewish Historical Society of England
Reproduced here with Prof. Newman's kind consent)

Page created: 31 March 2017
Latest revision: 25 May 2017

        

STATISTICAL ACCOUNTS OF ALL THE
CONGREGATIONS OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE
5606 / 1845

Transcribed by the late Rabbi Bernard Susser, B.A. M.Phil.

Second Part
Education and General Remarks
i.

Page 3 (H to L)

(KINGSTON-UPON) HULL ii.

Remarks:

The Synagogue and some small tenements adjoining, one of which is occupied by Mr: Simons the Shochet, is the property of the Congregation, but subject to a mortgage debt of 250, bearing interest at 5 p.a.

 

IPSWICH

There are no returns entered.

 

JERSEY

Remarks:

The few members here are taxed more heavily than they are able to support, our late Treasurer, Jacob Wolfson, having absconded with the funds of the congregation.

 

LEEDS iii.

Parents with Children of School Age:

Boys

Girls

  Mr. Brown

1

2

  Mr. Hickman

2

3

  Mr. Meyers

2

2

  Mr. Ansell

2

1

  Mr. Slowman

1

3

The boys are instructed by Mr. Ephraim Cohen, but not the girls.

 

LIVERPOOL SEEL STREET CONGREGATION

Schooliv.:

Education at Institution.

Number of Pupils:

Public: 40 males and 20 females

Hours of Instruction:

 Public: Boys  -  Hebrew 13 and English 36
   Girls  -  Hebrew   5 and English 36

Subjects of Instruction:

Boys - Hebrew:
Translation of Tenach and Prayers, Scriptural History, Grammar, Reading, Religious and Moral Lesson.

Girls - Hebrew:
Reading Translation, Bible, History of Bible.

Boys - English:
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Grammar, Composition, History, Geography, Lessons on Objects.

Girls - English:
As above, also plain and fancy sewing.

Books Used:

Boys:

Hebrew Bible, with English Version, Pinnock's Catechism of Hebrew Grammar, Cohen's Catechism, Henry's Class Book, Tefillah, Chamber's Educational Course, British and Foreign Society Class Books Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, Lennie's Grammar, Murray's Arithmetic.

Girls:

Butler's Spelling Book, Mrs. Tuckfield's Natural History, Lennie's Arithmetic, Universal History, Peter Parley's Lessons in Objects.

Names of Teachers:

Hebrew Master, Myer Stern, 50.

English Master, Mr. Keenan 80.

Governess, Miss Donegan, 30.

Payment of Pupils:

From 3d. to 1/-, per week. Many are educated Gratuitously.

 

LIVERPOOL HARDMAN STREET NEW CONGREGATION

There are no returns entered.

 

LONDON

School:

Mr. John Levy, Private School, Prescostt(sic) Street (June 5607)

Number of Pupils:

Private: 35

Hours of Instruction:

Private: 33

Subjects of Instruction:

Hebrew Reading, Chumash, English Reading, Writing, Arithmetic.

Books Used:

British and Foreign Society Class Books

Names of Teachers:

English, Mr. John Levy.

Hebrew, Mr. Mamiroth.

Remarks:

1st Class has finished the Pentateuch. 2nd Class as far as Vayetzev.. Not satisfatory. English and writing - good.

 

LONDON DAY SCHOOLS

Schools:

Mr. Moses (Dutchman)
Dorset St.

Mr. Myers
Dukes St.

Number of Pupils:

Public: 40 average 30

Public: 33

Subjects of Instruction:

Hebrew Reading and Writing, English Reading, and Writing.

Hebrew Reading, Chumash, Prayers, English Reading, Writing, Arithmetic. . (History for 6 boys.)

Books Used:

-

Arbitrary

Name of Teacher:

Mr. Moses

Mr. Myers

Payment of Pupils:

1/-d. per week

1/-d. per week

Remarks:

In a very inferior condition. Uncleanly.

In a better condition.

 

LONDON DUKES PLACE

No schools under the control of ths Congregation.

 

LONDON HAMBRO

There are no returns entered.

 

LONDON NEW

There are no returns entered.

 

LONDON MAIDEN LANE

The children frequent that of the Western Synagogue.

 

LONDON WESTERN SYNAGOGUE (ST. ALBAN'S PLACE)

School:

One public school supported by subscriptions from 6/- to 21/- p.a. for educating, clothing and apprenticing indigent Jewish boys. Unconnected with the Synagogue.

Number of Pupils:

Public: 34

Hours of Instruction:

36

Subjects of Instruction:

Hebrew Reading and Translation of the Daily Prayers, Pentateuch and Religious Instruction. English in all its branches including History, Geography and General Knowledge.

Books Used:

Tefillot, Chumashim with English, British and Foreign Society Class Books, Lennie's Grammar, Hogarth's Geography, Scott's Beauties, Ingrams's Arithmetic.

Names of Teachers:

Hebrew, Mr. N. Label, 50 p.a.

English, Mr. M. Lipman, 50 p.a.

Payment of Pupils:

6d. per week for those who do not wish to be placed on the free list.

 

 LYNN, NORFOLK

There are no returns entered.

 

 Webmaster's Notes (↵ returns to main text)

  1. Except as regards the congregations in Liverpool and London, the link in the first column of the table on this page is to the relevant community page on JCR-UK, not (as in the First Part) to the page for the relevant 1845 congregation, unless there was only ever one congregation in the community.

  2. No educational data shown here. However, see the Board of Deputies Jewish Schools Return for Hull dated 13 February 1853. 

  3. For additional educational data, see the Board of Deputies Jewish Schools Return for Leeds dated 13 February 1853. 

  4. See paper by Cyril P. Hershon - The Genesis of a Jewish Day School - the foundation and stabilisation of the Liverpool Hebrew Schools in the nineteenth century. For additional educational data, see also the Board of Deputies Jewish Schools Return for Liverpool dated 13 February 1853. 

  5. Periscope, Genesis xxviii, 10 - xxxii, 3. 


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