All-UK Database

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UNITED KINGDOM
DATABASE OF JEWISH COMMUNAL LEADERS
& EMPLOYEES OF JEWISH COMMUNAL ORGANISATIONS

1874 Jewish Directory 1874 Jewish Directory

This is a database of Jewish communal leaders and employees of Jewish communal organisations in the United Kingdom, based upon data extracted from books, periodicals and other sources. 

Current Contents of this Database:

  1. Jewish Directory for 1874, compiled by Asher I. Myers, editor of the London Jewish Chronicle (published by Asher I. Myers and Philip Vallentine).
    This novel 1874 publication, intended to be the first edition of periodic publications of a similar name, was never repeated and was published more than two decades prior to the first Jewish Year Book (see below). It contains a list of all London and provincial synagogues, Jewish schools, associations, charitable and other institutions, societies, etc., with names and addresses of all persons holding official positions (honorary and salaried) in the Anglo-Jewish community and other interesting information.

    The data was extracted by Louise Messik and David Shulman and includes the names and (in most instances) the addresses of every person listed in the Directory, being the then leaders of the Jewish communities and congregations in the UK and employees of Jewish communal organisations (including the staff of Jewish schools), together with details of all offices held by each person, as well as links to JCR-UK home page of all Jewish congregations and communities named. The database comprises 1,904 individuals holding an aggregate of some 3,500 offices in approximately 250 Jewish organisations spread throughout London and 47 cities and towns in the Provinces.

(Data first posted: 2 April 2017;enhanced: 20 February 2018.   Data Copyright © 2017 and 2018 Louise Messik and David Shulman)

  1. Jewish Year Book 5657 (1896-1897), edited by Joseph Jacobs (published 1896 by Greenberg & Co. and Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.. Ltd.). This was the very first edition of the Jewish Year Book, which continued to be published annually until 2015 (except during World War II). It contains a list of all London and provincial synagogues, Jewish schools, associations, charitable and other institutions, societies, etc., with names of all office holders (honorary and salaried), details of various Jewish dignitaries and other important member of the community, together with other useful and interesting communal information.

    The data was extracted by David Shulman and includes the names and (where available) the addresses of every person listed as an office holder in the Year Book, together with details of all offices held by such persons, details of every Jewish peer, baronet, knight and member of Parliament, as well as the names and addressses of every licensed kosher butcher and authorised mohel (primarily in London). There are links to JCR-UK home page of all Jewish congregations and communities named. The database comprises 1,039 individuals holding office in approximately 200 Jewish organisations spread throughout London and 68 cities and towns in the Provinces.

(Data first posted: 20 February 2018. Data Copyright © 2018 David Shulman)

 
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