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relating to the Falkirk Jewish Community 1913 - 1999
Chronicle, 1 August 1913, page 30
Board of Deputies meeting.
New deputy for Falkirk mentioned - Dr L. Turiansky
Chronicle, 31 October 1913, page 47
Chatan Torah: Wolf Climbler
Chatan Bereshit: M.S. Spilg
Chronicle, 11 September 1914, page 18
Rev B. Finkelstein, late of Manchester and FALKIRK, unanimously elected Reader
and Teacher at Langside Congregation, Glasgow. ‘Mr. Finklestein came to this
country from Russia a few years ago’.
Chronicle, 14 January 1916, page 2
[List of contributions to the ‘Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the
War in Russia’]
Includes Falkirk Hebrew Congregation per Rev J. Chazan per the Chief Rabbi
Chronicle, 27 October 1916, page 3
‘FALKIRK HEBREW CONGREGATION
WANTED Shochet and Teacher, 30s. Per week. Apply A. Bulbin, Hon. Sec. 9,
Chronicle, 9 November 1917, pages 18-19
'Russian Jews and Military Service
THE CASE OF A MINISTER AT FALKIRK
At a sitting of the Appeal Tribunal for the County of Stirling held last Friday,
several appeals were heard from Russian subjects ...
[An] important case was the application by the Hebrew congregation of Falkirk
for the exemption of their minister, who also acted as teacher to about forty
children in the districts of Falkirk, Stirling, and Bonnybridge. He had also to
slaughter cattle and seal the meat. A letter was read from the Chief Rabbi,
stating that the gentleman in question had been a minister before the date of
the Convention, and was therefore entitled to exemption. The appeal was refused,
but two months were given in order that the case might be taken before the
Central Court. In each of the other "Russian subject" cases, the appeal was
Chronicle, 22 January 1933, page 9
Jewish War Memorial. Central Education Committee. Grant to Falkirk £26.
Chronicle, 19 December 1930, page 18
Central Committee for Jewish Education. Grants for Provincial Schools. Grants
renewed for (inter alia) Falkirk.
Chronicle, 10 January 1936, page 34
Mr Herbert M. Adler visited Glasgow including a visit to Falkirk Hebrew
Congregation Religion Classes.
Chronicle, 24 April 1936, page 14
'Jewish Memorial Council. Religious Education in Scotland'
Mr Herbert M. Adler 'reported that classes at Falkirk were now being conducted
in one central place, that being a condition of the grant by the Central
Committee, and the children were now being properly taught'.
Chronicle, 30 December 1938, page 8
Jewish Memorial Council
'Mr Herbert M. Adler, Director of Jewish Education, said the classes at Falkirk
had not had continuity of teaching. Through the efforts of the Rev. Dr. I. K.
Cosgrove, a Mr. Zwebner of Glasgow would now visit the classes once a week. He
asked for the Committee's authority to resume the grant of £36 per annum. This
Chronicle, 1 November 1940, page 9
Prisoner of War
Lieutenant H. Rosenberg RAMC. His father lives at Pleasance Square, Falkirk
Chronicle, 10 September 1971, page 21
Paul Morron, a leading figure in the Glasgow Jewish Student Society and a senior
vice-president of the IUJF, is a law graduate employed as a social worker by
Falkirk Town Council.
Chronicle, 28 April 1978, page 13
The Edinburgh Jewish Friendship Club celebrated 2ist year with a party. Mars
Margaret Bloch of Falkirk entertained woth Yidish songs.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 December 1999, page 15
'Falkirk hosts its first Siyum
HISTORY WAS MADE at Falkirk, Central Scotland, with the completion
of the daily study of the section of the Talmud dealing with
Festivals and Shabbat
The Edinburgh and Glasgow Daf Hayomi shiurim held a joint siyum -
commemoration of the completion of the book of the Talmud. They
decided to meet half-way between the two cities, in the Falkirk home
of Jackie and Raymond Taylor.
Rabbi David Sedley, the minister of the Edinburgh Hebrew
Congregation, completed the last section of the tractate.
Rabbi Avraham Weiss, head of the Glasgow kollel, began the new
It was the first time in living memory that a siyum had been held in
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