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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: 15 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 5

 

L O N D O Ni.

 DUKES PLACE SYNAGOGUE

 HAMBRO' SYNAGOGUE

 NEW SYNAGOGUE

 WESTERN SYNAGOGUE

 MAIDEN LANE SYNAGOGUEii.

NO. OF BAALAI BATIM:

About 250

70

185

48

50

NO. OF SEATHOLDERS:

About 480

150

266

210

150

NO OF INDIVIDUALS:

About 800 who contribute to funds.

270

Cannot be accurately ascertained

Averaging about 900-1,000, calculating about 5 in each family.

-

NO. OF PAID
OFFICERS:

S. Oppenheim, Secretary;

S. Ascher, Chazan;

E Pyke, Clerk.

J. Solomon, Secretary;

H. Solomon, Chazan Shani;

L. Levy, Shammas deK. K.Gemilut Chasadim;

I Myers, Rabbi deK. K.Gemilut Chasadim;

N Solomon, Beadle;

I Solomons, Keeper of the burial ground, Hackney;

M Byte, Medical attendant.

Rev A Barnett, Chazan;

I.L. Lindenthall, Chazan Sheni and Secretary

Mr D Levi, Collector

M. Landstadt, Rabbi of the Chevrah Kadishah Gemilut Chasodim;

S Colman, Shamans;

M Levy, Beadle.

Mrs Lazarus, Shamasta of Chevrah Kadishah Gemilut Chazodim.

H. A. Henry, Chazan and Lecturer;

A. Kirsch, Chazan Sheni and Secretary ;

H. Alexander, Kore;

Raphael, Sexton;

M Raphael, Beadle;

I Norden, Keeper of the Beth HaKevarot;

I. L. Rasner, Shomer al Beth HaKevarot.

Rev. Perga, Chazan

??, Secretary and Shammas

A. Collis, Sexton

NO. OF
SYNAGOGUES

1

1iii.

1iv.

1v.

K.K. Tefillat Yesharim h'London

ARE MITZVOT SOLD?

No

No public sale, but any person at liberty to purchase a mitzvah at a fixed price.

No

No

Yes.

IS THERE A MIKVEH?

-

No

?

Yes, private property.

2 private establishments belonging to Mrs. H. Cohen and Mr. & Mrs Raphael.

BURIAL GROUND

One old one not now in use, and one now in use.vi.

2. One at Hoxton old town and the other at Grove St. Hackney in use at present.vii.

Yes. One in North Street and one in Whitechapel.viii.

Queens Elm, Brompton.ix.

Yes, East H. Globe Road, Mile End Road.x.

CHARITABLE
INSTITUTIONS

We have several legacies specially bequeathed for: the purpose of distributing to the poor in Bread Coals and Clothing, and money under the direction of the vestry and officers of the Synagogue.

There are funds bequeathed to the
Synagogue for the annual distribution of coals and 6 greatcoats to the poor in winter.

The privileged members fund, (Ezrat Baalei Batim) granting an annual pension for life to decayed members has at present 5 pensioners.

Western Philanthropic Inst. and Pension Society for relieving worthy persons
in indigent circumstances with sums from 1 - 6. Also with loans of 5 -10 to be repaid by weekly payments without interest, and also an allowance of 3/- per week to such number of persons as the funds of the Society
will warrant.

Philanthropic Institutions. Maiden Lane, Covent Garden.

 

Webmaster's Notes (↵ returns to main text)

  1. The questionnaire did not include the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation (Bevis Marks), the West London Reform congregation (then in Burton Street) and several minor Ashkanazi congregtion close to the City / East End border. 

  2. Maiden Lane Synagogue was a breakaway congregation from the Western Synagogue, from 1829 to 1907. 

  3. Hambro' Synagogue was then in Magpie Alley, Fenchurch Street. 

  4. The New Synagogue was then in Great St. Helens Street. 

  5. The Western Synagogue was then in St. Alban's Place, Haymarket. 

  6. These presumably refer, respectively, to: (i) the Alderney Road Cemetery acquired by the Great Synagogue in 1697; and (ii) Brady Street Cemetery (formerly known as North Street Cemetery) shared with the New Synagogue. 

  7. The Hoxton Cemetery was acquired by the Hambro' Synagogue in 1707 and in use until 1878; the Hackney Cemetery was in use from 1788 to 1886. 

  8. These refer, respectively, to: (i) Brady Street Cemetery (which was formerly known as North Street Cemetery), in use until 1858, which was acquired by the New Synagogue in 1761 and subsequently shared with the Great Synagogue; and, possibly, (ii) the Alderney Road Cemetery, which was owned by the Great Synagogue. 

  9. The Western Synagogue's Brompton Cemetery, in Queen's Elms Parade was in use from 1815 to 1884. 

  10. This refers to the Maiden Lane Synagogue' s in Bancroft Road, which adjoins Globe Road, in use from about 1810. The reference to "East H." is unclear 

 

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