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Press Reports relating to the York Jewish Community
1881 - 1895
Compiled by Harold Pollins
Jewish Chronicle, 20 May 1881, page 1
Marriage on 17 May at residence of bride’s mother, Oxford House, Coventry,
Fannie, second daughter of late Levin Joel to Lionel H. Wolfe of Haxby, Yorks.
Chronicle, 30 January 1882, page 1.
Stillborn son born on 10 January at Wolferville, Haxby, Yorks, to wife of
Chronicle, 23 September 1892, page 14
Small number of Jews have recently settled in York. Applied to Chief Rabbi for
facilities to celebrate New Year and Day of Atonement. He has presented them
with Sepher and Shofar.
‘Divine service will therefore be held on the New Year in York for the first
time, in all probability, since the expulsion in 1290’.
Chronicle, 1 September 1893, page 13
Jewish residents of York have formed a congregation. A synagogue is being fitted
up to be used in forthcoming holidays.
Chronicle, 22 Sept 1893, page 18
Services were conducted by Rev M. Eker who also acted as Baal Tokeah, assisted
by Mr J, Rudolph. Miss Barnett has presented a mantle for the Sepher.
Chronicle, 28 December 1894, page 17
The congregation celebrated Chanukah with the consecration of a Sepher Torah
J. Rudolph congratulated congregation on its success. The income from every
source has almost doubled in the last year.
Chronicle, 20 April 1894, page 18
Congregation has suffered severe loss by demise of Levi Harris Wolfe (eldest son
of the late Joseph Wolfe of Sunderland) which took place last Sunday at
Bournemouth. Mr Wolfe assisted materially in establishing the congregation and
was elected shortly afterwards as Warden. He was a prominent member of the
Funeral in Sunderland on Tuesday. Service conducted by Rev J. Phillips.
Chronicle, 5 October 1894, page 16
Services held at their synagogue in Aldwark during the New Year.
Mr Rudolph - Schacharit
Rev L. Toft - Musaph
Chronicle, 26 October 1894, page 17
General meeting held last Sunday.
J. Rudolph - President for 3rd year
Mr Peritz Vice-President
Committee: J. Rosenboam, M. Barnett, J. Israel, J. Allenbergh
Chronicle, 17 May 1895, page 18
Pastoral tour of the Chief Rabbi. On Monday he was at York. Met at station by
President J. Rudolph, Rev L. Toft and Mr M. Rosenbaum.
Afternoon service in the synagogue at which the Chief Rabbi delivered a sermon.
Service attended by many Christians.
Chronicle, 17 May 1895, page 20
Misses Rose and Ray Woolfe presented a handsome mantle for the Sepher Torah in
memory of their father.
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