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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: 16 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 7

 

OXFORD

PENZANCE

PLYMOUTH

PORTSMOUTH

RAMSGATE

SHEERNESS

SHEFFIELDi.

NO. OF BAALAI BATIM:

4

11

19

22

No returns

2

The returns for Sheffield in respect of the first five items in the questionnaire were inadvertently omitted when transcribing the statistics for the 1974 Conference.

NO. OF SEATHOLDERS:

-

-

33

20

10

NO OF INDIVIDUALS:

20.

20m.  20f.  11c.

205

-

13

NO. OF PAID
OFFICERS:

Mr. Jacobs, Shochet.

B.A. Simmons, Chazan and Shochet;

Mr. Stadhagen, Chazan and Secretary and Shochet;

Mr Woolf, Chazan Shani and Shammas

S. Heilbron, Chazan

H. Isacher, Shochet.

L. Cohen, Shochet 14/-

NO. OF
SYNAGOGUES

A private room

1ii.

1iii.

1iv.

1v.

ARE MITZVOT SOLD?

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes.

IS THERE A MIKVEH?

Not yet.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

BURIAL GROUND

-

Yesvi.

Yesvii.

Yesviii.

Yesix.

Yesx.

CHARITABLE
INSTITUTIONS

None.

None

Seceral Chevrot

Hebrew benevolent institution

-

Chevrat Hachnasat Orchim

 

Webmaster's Notes (↵ returns to main text)

  1. The Sheffield Hebrew Congregation, also known as the Great Synagogue, Sheffield. 

  2. The synagogue in Penzance was acquired in 1768 and was rebuilt in 1808/9 . 

  3. The Plymouth Synagogue is the oldest extant Ashkenazi synagogue still in use in the English speaking world, built 1762. 

  4. The Portsmouth Synagogue was in White's Row, off Queens Street, Portsea, and dated from 1749. Until its closure and replacement in 1936, it was the oldest provincial synagogue still in use. 

  5. The synagogue in Blue Town, Sheerness, dated from 1811. 

  6. The Penzance Jewish Cemetery dates from the 1740s. 

  7. This refers to the Plymouth Hoe Old Jews' Burial Ground, which dates from 1744. 

  8. This refers to Portsmouth Old Jews' Burial Ground, Southsea, acquired by the Congregation in 1749. 

  9. This refers to the Sheerness Old Jews' Burial Ground, in use from 1804 to about 1855. 

  10. This refers to Bowden Street Jewish Burial Ground, in use 1831 to 1874. 

 

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