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Provincial Jewry
in Victorian Britain

 

 

   
 


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 4 (M to Z)

MANCHESTER OLD SYNAGOGUE ii.

School:

Hebrew Association School,iii supported by voluntary contribution..

Number of Pupils:

Public: 28 males and 16 females.

Private: 10 males and 16 females.

Hours of Instruction:

 Public: 30
 Private:  Some twice, some three times per week

Subjects of Instruction:

Public:

Hebrew:
Reading, Writing, Translation of Grammar, Religious Instruction.

English:
Grammer, Geography, History of England, Composition, Scriptural History, Writing, Natural History, Arithmetic, Mental Arithmetic, Sewing.

Private:
Translation of Torah, Tefillah, Henry's Class Book, Hebrew Grammar, Religious Instruction.

Books Used:

Public:

Chumashim, Tefillot, Newman's Hebrew Grammar, Henry's Class Book, Asher's Outlines etc., English Grammar, Wilson's Catechism of Geography, Crossbey and Keith's Arithmetic,. Crossbey and Keith's Daily Lessons Books 1, 2, 3, 4, Chamber's Educational Course, 2 Volumes, Tate's Selections From The Old Testament, Pinnock's Large Edition of English History, Goldsmith's Large Edition of Geography. Chamber's Outlines of Composition. Carpenter and Mavor's Spelling Books, Wilson's Catechism of English History.

Private:

Chumashim and Tefillot,, Henry's Class Book, Hebrew Grammar, Asher's Outlines of the Jewish Religion.

Names of Teachers:

English Master, Mr. Miller, 80 p.a.

Hebrew, Mr. Levy, 10/-d. per week for 12 hours.

Governess for the girls department, Mrs. Solomons, 12/-d. per week.

Private Hebrew Teacher, Mr. Joachim Levy.

Payment of Pupils:

24 pay nothing. 9 pay 2d. each. 6 pay 4d. each. 5 pay 6d. each.

 

MANCHESTER NEW SYNAGOGUE iv.

The children attend the Hebrew Association School.

 

MERTHYR

11 Jews?

 

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

Parents with Children of School Age:

Boys

Girls

  Mr. Joseph

3

3

  Mr. Jaques

4

-

per Mr. Caro

  Mr. Harris

4

2

  Mr. Levy

1

1

  Mr. Hayms

1

1

  Mr. Lippman

2

1

  Mr. Abraham

1

-

Other Remarks:

3 families are taught by Mr. Carov., Hebrew and Reading. There are only 9 payers to the Kehillah, they are much indebted. The teacher is from McKleburg.

 

NORWICH

Number of Pupils:

2 Private.

Subjects of Instruction:

Hebrew.

Name of Teacher:

Mr. Carovi.

 

NOTTINGHAM

Number of Pupils:

4 Private

Hours of Instruction:

7

Subjects of Instruction:

Hebrew.

Name of Teacher:

Mr. Friedmanvii.

Other Remarks:

Complaints of want of education. Some go to Christian Schools where the Catechism is taught.

 

 OXFORD

No schools

 

PENZANCE

There are no returns entered.

 

PLYMOUTH

Number of Pupils:

Private: Varies.

Subjects of Instruction:

Hebrew Reading & Translation

Name of Teacher:

Mr. Woolfviii..

Other Remarks:

Regret the defective state of education and pulpit instruction.

 

PORTSMOUTH

Number of Pupils:

Public: 4.

Hours of Instruction:

2

Subjects of Instruction:

Various

Name of Teacher:

Mr. Franklin

 

RAMSGATE

There are no returns entered.

 

SHEERNESS

Number of Pupils:

Private: 5 males and 2 females.

Hours of Instruction:

1

Name of Teacher:

Mr. Cohenix.@ 2/-d. per week.

 

SHEFFIELD

Parents with Children of School Age:

Boys

Girls

  Mr. Cohen

1

1

  Mr. Moses

1?

2

  Mr. Levy

1

1

  Mr. Hart

1

-

  Mr. Leon

1

-

Cohen (a little Dikduk).

 

SOUTHAMPTON

Parents with Children of School Age:

Boys

Girls

  Mr. Emanuel

2

2

} Instructed by
Mr. Goldmanx.

  Mr. Moses

3

-

}

  Mr. Jonas

1

1

Other Remarks:

By a recent act of Parliament for a public cemetery for the town to be taken from the public lands a portion has been set apart for the Jews, not to be consecrated.

 

SUNDERLAND

School:

Parents teach their children.

Other Remarks:

Complaints of a want of union which sometimes prevents them even from having a Minyan.

 

SWANSEA

There are no returns entered.

 

WOLVERHAMPTON

Parents with Children of School Age:

Boys

Girls

  Harris

1

2

  Cohen

1

-

  Hayms

1

-

  F. Cohen

1

-

  Hart

1

2

  Abraham

2

1

  Bernstein

2

-

Other Remarks:

Sunday 9 - 12 Reading
Monday 1 - 4 Translation of Prayers
Tuesday 1 - 4 Pentateuch
Thursday 1 - 4
Is very backward.

 

 YARMOUTH

Want of Union, often serious disturbances

COLONIES

 KINGSTON, JAMAICA

 

Public School

Private Schools

Schools:

Chevrat Chinuch Yeladim

2 are open for all creeds and Hebrew is taught therein.

Number of Pupils:

13 males and 17 females

About 100

Hours of Instruction:

30

36

Subjects of Instruction:

Hebrew and English Reading, Translation of Scriptures and Prayers. Hebrew and English Grammar and Writing. Arithmetic, Geography, Scriptural and Religious Catechism.

Books Used:

Hebrew and English Bible, Tefillah, Henry's Class Book, Newman's Hebrew Grammar, Goldsmith's Geography, Hartley's Oratorial Class Book, Chamber's Educational Course, Lennie 's English Grammar, Butler's Spelling Book, Dr. Loeb's Derech Emunah translated by the Rev. N. Nathan, and Leeser's .Scriptural Questions.

Names of Teachers:

Headmaster: Rev. Sol Jacobs 60 p.a.
Assistant Master: 50 p.a.

Henry Nathan,
N. Melhado

Webmaster's Notes (↵ returns to main text)

  1. Except as regards the congregations in Manchester, 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. This congregation subsequently became known as the Manchester Great Synagogue. 

  3. See also the Board of Deputies Jewish Schools Return for Manchester dated 13 February 1853.

  4. This was a short-lived breakaway congregation from the main Manchester congregation and existed from 1843 until reunfication in 1851. 

  5. Rev. J. Caro was the Shochet in Newcastle.

  6. Mr. Caro was the Shochet in Norwich.

  7. Mr. W. Friedman was the Shochet and Chazan in Nottingham.

  8. Mr. Woolf was the Chazan Shani and Shammas in Plymouth.

  9. Mr. Cohen was the Shochet in Sheerness. 

  10. Mr. Goldman was the Chazan, Shochet and Secretary in Southampton.


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