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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: 12 March 2017
Latest revision: 26 April 2017

        

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

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

First Part
Results of General Questionnaire

Page 2

 

CANTERBURY

CARDIFF

CHATHAM

CHELTENHAM

DOVER

NO. OF BAALAI BATIM:

8

3

16

13, including 5 non-residents

4

NO. OF SEATHOLDERS:

4

none

40

8

None

NO OF INDIVIDUALS:

16 men, 26 young men, 64 women and children.

9m. 0f. 0c.

53m.  33f.  103c. = 189

96, including 25 non-residents

14m. 17f.

NO. OF PAID
OFFICERS:

Judah ben Jacob, Juda Isaacs, Shochet.

Harris Isaacs

Yechiel Phillips, Shochet.

Mr. I.W. Pulver, Chazan and Shochet;

M. Moseley, Shammas

R.J. Cohen, Chazan and Shochet, gratuitously

NO. OF
SYNAGOGUES

1i.

1 - privateii.

1iii.

1iv.

1v.

ARE MITZVOT SOLD?

No

Yes

Yes

No

Occasionally, owing to the Congregation being so very small andthere being no fund the support of the Synagogue.

IS THERE A MIKVEH?

The public bath of the town is used.

In contemplation

Yes

Montpelier baths.

No, the town being situated on the sea.

BURIAL GROUND

Yes, for Canterbury and East Kentvi.

-

Yesvii.

Yes, a freehold property.viii.

Noix.

CHARITABLE
INSTITUTIONS

Allowance from the zedokah to four old persons and casualrelief to strangers.

None

A Burial Society.

None

One for the relief of the poor.

 

Webmaster's Notes (↵ returns to main text)

  1. The congregation's synagogue was then at St. Dunstan's, Canterbury. 

  2. This was prior to formation of an established Jewish congregation in Cardiff. 

  3. The synagogue in Chatham was established in 1780. 

  4. The synagogue in Cheltanham was established in 1837. 

  5. Dover's synagogue was then in Paradise Pent. 

  6. This presumably refers to Canterbury Old Jews Burial Ground, Whitstable Road, opened in 1760. 

  7. Chatham's Old Jewish Burial Ground (actually situated in Rochester) was in use from the 1780s. 

  8. Cheltenham's Jewish Burial Ground was acquired in about 1824. 

  9. As noted in "Other Remarks" under Dover in the Second Part of these Statistical Accounts: "Every member pays a guinea p.a. towards the support of the Burial Ground at Canterbury." 

 

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