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Fleetwood Hebrew Congregation

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Lancashire

 

 

 


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Town of Fleetwood

Fleetwood is a coastal town, with a population of approximately 25,000, situated at the northwest corner of the Fylde in North West England, about 9 miles by road from Blackpool. It is in the borough of Wyre in the county of Lancashire. Wyre was formed in 1974 upon the merger of a number of authorities, including the municipal borough of Fleetwood, which had been formed in 1933.


Fleetwood Jewish Community

Fleetwood was a reception area during World War II for children evacuated from Manchester and Salford, and later from London. A Hebrew congregation was established shortly afterwards, but ceased to exist by end of the War.

Congregation Data

Name:

Fleetwood Hebrew Congregation(ii)

Address:

Services were held at the Moat Road Institute, Fleetwood.(iii) The Methodist Church, which was located on Mount Road, gave permission for its Sunday School premises to be used for services.(iv)

Date Founded:

The first Shabbat service ever at Fleetwood was announced in December 1939,(v) following the intake of Jewish evacuee children from Manchester and Salford, and a Hebrew congregation was formed by February 1940.(vi)

Status:

Closed by 1945.(ix)

Ritual:

Orthodox - Ashkenazi

Minister:

Rev. Isaac Norman Goodman - minister and secretary from February 1940,(x) although he had been officiating at services in the town since 1939.(xi)

Hebrew Classes:

Rev. Dr. Israel Wolf Slotki, then education director at the Manchester Talmud Torah, obtained permission for Jewish evacuee children at Fleetwood and elsewhere on the Fylde peninsular to receive Hebrew education in the schools they were attending.(xii)

Lay Officers:

L. Hibbert - President, 1940(xiii)

Cemetery:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Fleetwood. The nearest Jewish cemeteries are in Blackpool.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

 

On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Fleetwood Jewish Community

on JCR-UK

 

Communal Records

Registration District (BMD):

  • Lancashire (since 1 June 2006) - Link to Register Office website

  • Previous Registration Districts:
       Flyde - from 1 July 1837 to 1 April 1974;
       Fleetwood - 1 April 1974 to 1 April 1982;
       Blackpool & Fylde - 1 April 1982 to 1 April 1998; and
       Fleetwood & Fylde - 1 April 1998 to 1 June 2005.
       (All registers would now be held by the current office.)

 

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