Press Reports relating to the Hartlepool Jewish Community
Jewish Chronicle, 23 July 1858, page 252
HARTLEPOOL. - We learn that Mr. Joseph Joel, of Brompton Hall, has been approved consul for Monte Video at the port of Hartlepool’.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 December 1863, page 4
Subscription to JC by Mr E. Moseson(sic), West Hartlepool, to 26.2.1864.
‘A Burial Ground for the Jews
The clerk read the following letter on this subject:-
‘West Hartlepool Improvement Commissioners
The clerk stated that a meeting of the cemetery committee had been
summoned to consider the application of the Jews for a separate piece
of ground for the purpose of interring members of their persuasion at
the cemetery; but, owing to there not being a quorum present, they
could not have a regular meeting. the members present, however,
considered the matter; and he had drawn up a report of their views on
the subject. The following was their recommendation:- that, with due
regard to the interests of the ratepayers generally, the commissioners
the only terms upon which they can recommend a separate portion of
ground in the cemetery for the purpose of the Jews, and without
permission for any re-interment therein, are the purchase by them of
the exclusive right of property therein, in the manner pointed out by
the Act. that the commissioners offer them a quarter of an acre at the
place before pointed out, on payment of £170, as the price of
exclusive right of burial, such price to include all costs of
inclosing, draining, and levelling; that it be explained to them that,
if the offer is acceded to the
commissioners, whilst allowing no funerals in the ground without the
order of the grantee, will still retain the general control and
management of the same; and that the burial fee of thirty shillings
will be paid for each adult person's interment (with the usual
reduction for children) and also the ordinary fees for any stones of
memorial devices; but that they will have the same privilege of the
services of the grave-digger, as in the rest of the cemetery. Mr
Suggitt said it was not customary for the Jews to enter twice in the
same grave. The clerk said they arrived at £170, from a calculation,
showing the value of the ground at cost price, the interest of that
sum up to this time, and the cost of levelling, draining and etc, the
total sum of which amounted to £170. That sum was much below the
proportion paid for the exclusive right to small portions. The
chairman said it was an understanding that the town should be at no
loss, but that at the same time they should charge no profit. The
recommendation was unanimously agreed to on the motion of Mr Suggitt
and seconded by Mr Mothersdale. ‘
‘The Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation appeal to their brethren to assist
them in carrying out the proposed purchase and walling of a BURIAL
GROUND, and hope their appeal will meet with a liberal response.
A. NATHAN, J. ALTSON; A. & J. HARRIS; S. BENJAMIN
Jewish Chronicle, 29 July 1864, page 4
Subscription to JC by Mr A. Nathan, Hartlepool, to 14.10.1864.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 August 1864, page 1
Four further contributions to burial ground fund.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 August 1864, page 1
Contributions to burial ground fund £54.3.6
Jewish Chronicle, 26 August 1864, page 5
Board of Deputies meeting.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 September 1864, page 1
Contribution to burial ground fund per the Chief Rabbi: Baron Lionel de Rothschild £10
Jewish Chronicle, 7 October 1864, page 1
Contribution to burial ground fund from Brighton Hebrew Congregation £1.1.0
Stockton and Hartlepool Mercury, 28 February 1865, page 4
Jewish Chronicle, 8 September 1865, page 6
Report of ‘sad accident’. Report from the Hartlepool Mercury. On 2nd inst Joseph Jorenkman(sic) fell into an unprotected coal hole. Left widow who expects to be confined and 3 children.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 September 1865, page 4
Subscription to JC by Bernsdorf of West Hartlepool to 8.12.1865
'TO THE BENEVOLENT
On the 10th of August, while pursuing his calling, a poor man, JACOB
YOUNKMAN, a hawker, accidentally, stepping on an imperfect grating,
fell, and was so frightfully injured that, after lingering in the most
agonising state for a fortnight, died, leaving a widow (far advanced
in pregnancy), and three small children entirely unprovided for. It is
hoped that a sufficient sum will be collected to enable the poor woman
(after her confinement) to commence a little business. It is further
hoped that at this season of charities, when the heart of every Jew is
moved to alleviate distress, this Appeal will not be made in vain.
Erudite letter from Jacob Mosesson 9 Princes-street, West Hartlepool on mistranslations in a prayer book.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 October 1865, page 2
Board of Deputies, Holy Land Relief Fund.
‘West Hartlepool, per A. Harris, Esq., £1.16.0’
Jewish Chronicle, 20 October 1865, page 1
Repeat of long advert of 22 September, above
Jewish Chronicle, 15 February 1867, page 5
Board of Deputies meeting.
‘An application for assistance towards purchasing burial ground for the Jewish congregation of West Hartlepool was laid before the meeting. A reply had been sent regretting the inability to render any assistance on the part of the Board, having from its constitution no funds at its disposal’.
Letter from Jacob Mosesson on synagogue music.
South Durham Herald Saturday 19 June 1869 Visit of the Chief Rabbi to West Hartlepool The Reverend Doctor N Adler, Chief Rabbi of the Jews of the British Empire, with his son Reverend Doctor H Adler, paid a pastoral visit to the Jewish congregation of West Hartlepool on the 17th inst. He was met at the West Hartlepool station by the wardens - Messrs A Harris and GL Abrahams, and several members of the congregation, with whom he proceeded to the Royal Hotel, where an address was presented to him on behalf of the congregation by Mr C Lotinga. These interesting proceedings being over, the reverend gentleman dined at the house of the president. In the evening divine service was held at the Synagogue, Brunswick Street, where the Reverend Chief Rabbi examined the children in their religious knowledge. Means were also taken to establish a Jewish school in West Hartlepool. The reverend gentleman left for Manchester by the 08.45 train yesterday and was accompanied by the wardens as far as Stockton.
Visit of Chief Rabbi
‘WEST HARTLEPOOL - There has been a congregation here for about six years. The Chief Rabbi examined and addressed the children impressively; but he was not quite satisfied with his examination. He urged, at a subsequent meeting, the necessity of engaging a Hebrew teacher, when a subscription was entered into for the purpose’.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 July 1869, page 1
‘WANTED, a competent Hebrew and English TEACHER. Salary £60 per annum.
Jewish Chronicle, 31 December 1869, page 4
Letter from ‘A.E.’ West Hartlepool regarding translation Hebrew/English.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 January 1870
Another letter from A.E.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 February 1870, page 4
Another letter from A.E.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 March 1870, page 3
Letter from Jacob Mosesson on Biblical interpretation.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 April 1870, page 1
Similar advert for Teacher as 16.7.1869
Jewish Chronicle, 13 May 1870, page 1; 20 May 1870, page 1; 27 May 1870, page 1
Similar adverts for Teacher.
‘THE WEST HARTLEPOOL CONGREGATION
The congregation of West Hartlepool, including the Jewish residents of Hartlepool, comprises about twenty families. Its minister is the Rev. Jacob Mosesson; its president is Mr. A. Harris; and the treasurer, Mr. G.L. Abrahams. In this as in most other small provincial towns, the congregation finds itself incapable of raising funds amongst its own members for defraying the expenses of building either synagogue or school. A bare room has to answer the purposes of both. The school, which is but of very recent commencement, already musters a daily attendance of 24 children. These vary in age from five to twelve, and receive instruction in English, Hebrew and Religion. Mr. Julius Turckheim, formerly of the Free School, and afterwards of the Stepney Jewish School, is the head master. Unfortunately, as may be supposed, serious drawback is occasioned by the extreme deficiency of school accommodation, but the congregation anxiously hopes to accomplish the transference of the school, and if possible also the synagogue, to premises more commodious and advantageous’.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1870, page 9
The Chief Rabbi on his pastoral tour to the provinces impressed on congregations’ need to establish ‘Anglo-Jewish’ schools. As a result denominational schools have been established in, inter alia, West Hartlepool.
Mr Julius Turckheim, headmaster of the ‘New West Hartlepool Jewish School’ preached a sermon on the first day of New Year.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 October 1870, page 7
Lease of old synagogue and school is about to expire and executive
have formed themselves into a committee and have called meeting of
congregation. Decided to raise a subscription to erect a new
Jewish Chronicle, 25 November 1870, page 1
Wanted. A gentleman to act as Hazan and Shochet [repeated 2 December 1870 page 1; 9 December 1870 age 1]
Advert for Shochet and Chazan repeated, but new name: Apply for particulars to N. Tragheim, Hon Sec, 17 Lynn, Street.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 June 1871, page 9
Mr A. Keysor (London), who had been returned to represent W Hartlepool and South Shields at Board of Deputies, has elected to represent the West Hartlepool congregation.
Long appeal for funds for the erection of a new synagogue and school. Existing room for worship totally unfit - no ventilation. Schoolroom has to accommodate 30 children.
A plot of ground has been purchased.
List of names of contributions.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 August 1871, page 1
Already received £256.13.0 Further donations received. [Further lists in subsequent dates]
Jewish Chronicle, 12 December 1871, page 1
Total received £484.0.0
Jewish Chronicle, 16 February 1872, page 1
The proposed synagogue and school is being built. But inadequate state of present finances. ’They therefore imploringly APPEAL FOR FURTHER AID
[Further sums in next few weeks]
Long letter. Refers to the constant appeals for funds to help pay for a ‘small school house and synagogue which are now being built in this town. Somehow or other, this appeal has hitherto been feebly answered’.
There is a permanent congregation of about 35 families. The town is visited nearly every week by Jewish pedlars and commercial travellers and others en route from Hamburg and Holland. Every year the congregation receives new Jewish families and with a great increase in trade annually by West Hartlepool ‘I believe our congregation will eventually become a very flourishing community’.
‘At present Divine Service is held in a dilapidated room on the premises of a stone cutter. The roof is full of holes; the walls are damp and cracked in many places; the service is often interrupted by the noise of stone-cutters at their work. Altogether the room is better suited for the stowage of lumber than for religious worship’.
Could not rent an alternative room. There was a pressing demand for house room in West Hartlepool.
The school was first suggested and founded by the Chief Rabbi. ‘The present schoolroom is little better than a small, dark, ill-ventilated bedroom’.
The contract price for the synagogue and schoolroom is £1,000 and have only collected £450.
Signed, in Hebrew, Yod, bet, tet, yod.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 March 1872, page 11
Two gentlemen from West Hartlepool are in London to collect funds. The JC supports the appeal and hope that the ‘wealthy of the community in London will lend a helping hand to their brethren in West Hartlepool’.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 March 1872, page 12
List of contributors to fund [and in subsequent issues]
Jewish Chronicle, 19 July 1872, page 221
JC comment. Funds still needed to cover expenses. In view of appeals by other provincial communities for funds to build synagogues etc, it suggests there should be a general synagogue fund for such provincial communities.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 August 1872, page 1
Wanted. Gentleman to act as English and Hebrew teacher and chazan.
Preference given to one who can occasionally lecture and is married.
£80 per annum, and house and gas free.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1872, page 356
West Hartlepool synagogue would have been dedicated by now ‘had not the strike of workmen interfered with the completion of the building. West Hartlepool is an important commercial port of the East Coast of England, and it is advisable to encourage Jewish immigration to that borough if the Jewish immigrants are not afraid to work’.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 October 1872, page 395
Dedication delayed by building strike.
Report of consecration on 5 November
Jewish Chronicle, 8 November 1872, page 441.
Salary offered £75.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 November 1872, page 455
Report of sermon by Chief Rabbi at consecration.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 November 1872, page 446
Appeal for funds
Jewish Chronicle, 22 November 1872, page 469
Jewish Chronicle, 29 November 1872, page 474
Thanks to all who assisted. Now appeal again to relieve the debt. So
far £700 raised and £600 left to pay.
‘A Jewish Wedding Ceremony
A numerous congregation, comprising both Jews and Christians,
assembled at the synagogue, Whitby Street, West Hartlepool, to witness
the celebration of the first marriage ceremony which has taken place
within its walls. Although the marriage was celebrated between one and
two o'clock in the afternoon, the time prescribed by the Jewish
ordinances, the whole of the gas jets in the building were lighted, a
circumstance which, like the practice of keeping the head covered,
seemed to strike many of the Christians present as peculiar. Prior to
the commencement of the marriage ceremony, the usual daily prayer was
said in Hebrew by the local Reader, Mr Levin, after which the
officiating rabbi, the Rev. Mr Levy, of Sunderland, ascended the steps
of the ark, and delivered an address upon the ceremony which was to be
performed. In front of the rabbi a canopy, supported on four poles,
was raised by as many young men. This, he explained, represented the
world, the upper part of it heaven, and the lower part of it earth.
The four pillars which supported the canopy represented the four
corners of the world, faith, industry, frugality and peace. The first,
faith in god; the second, industry in work; the third, frugality in
living; the fourth, peace in heart. These four things were required of
the persons about to become man and wife, who from that day should
have confidence in God, be contented with their lot in life, and be
determined to have concord in their hearts. At the conclusion of the
address, the bride and bridegroom, Miss Tragheim of Lynn Street, West
Hartlepool, and Mr Bernard Levy, of Newcastle, stood under the canopy
with their friends, a prayer and the certificate were read, the ring
was placed on the woman's finger, and a glass of wine was partaken of
by the happy couple. The glass was immediately broken - a sign that
the contract was completed - and mutual congratulations being
exchanged the party left the synagogue to take part in the usual
Jewish Chronicle, 7 March 1873, page 714
‘A most urgent appeal’.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 September 1873, page 377
Owing to Mr Green's intervention the two communities of West Hartlepool and Middlesbrough have agreed to hold in common the burial ground at Hartlepool.
[JC is in favour of local communities joining together for various purposes - much editorial comment in favour].
‘THE ROBBERY OF £150 OF JEWELLERY AT WEST HARTLEPOOL
On Tuesday, at the West Hartlepool Police Court, before W. C. Ward-jackson and R. Oldham esqs; John Levi, a Polish Jew, who had been apprehended on a charge of stealing jewellery of the above value, which had been entrusted to him by his employer, Mr. A. Harris, Church Street, West Hartlepool, was brought up on remand. The prisoner, as we have already announced in these columns, was employed by Mr. A. Harris to sell watches and jewellery in Hartlepool and West Hartlepool alone; but on the 16th of September he suddenly left West Hartlepool, without giving any previous intimation to his master. The next that was heard of him was from a relative of the prosecutor's at Grimsby, who ascertained that the prisoner had sold nearly the whole of his master's property for £61; and there was reason for believing that he intended leaving the country. The prisoner pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months hard labour.’
Jewish Chronicle, 14 November 1873, page 542
Mr Epstein, formerly Hebrew Master of Jews' Hospital, now a resident of West Hartlepool, gave sermon on Sabbath last, in synagogue.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 December 1873, page 591
A benefit society to give assistance to poor Jews in case of sickness or bereavement formed. S. Benjamin elected President; J. Mossesson(sic) Treasurer, A. Cassell Hon Secretary.
L. Montague and G.L. Abrahams elected Wardens
E. Lotinga and G.L. Abrahams re-elected (sic) Wardens for ensuing year.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 May 1874, page 138
Bar Mitzvah. Solomon Kaufman read the whole of the sedrah.
A society called the Hebrat Mishniyot (in Hebrew) has been formed at West Hartlepool to promote the knowledge of the Mishnah and Talmud. Nearly all members of the congregation have enrolled as members.
The wall and other works at the cemetery were to be finished by the 21st. Should now be finished within a fortnight.
Rev H. Lewin, minister of West Hartlepool congregation, has been elected to be minister at Cheltenham.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 January 1875, page 634
Wanted. Baal Korah, Mohel, Shochet, Chazan [all in Hebrew]
Jewish Chronicle, 1 January 1875, page 636
Rev H. Lewin received 'a massive silver kiddush cup as a testimonial of esteem from the Hartlepool Congregation'.
A 'Young Men's Hebrew Benevolent Society' has been established at West Hartlepool. Hon Officers are I. Burnsdorf(sic), President; S. Lotinga Vice-President, S. Cohen Treasurer and S. Goldstien(sic) Hon Sec.
Annual meeting of the congregation. G.L. Abrahams elected President, S. Benjamin Treasurer, S.A. Goldstein Hon Sec. Thanks to retiring President Mr Harris who was elected a member of the Committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 February, 1876 page 727
Wanted by the West Hartlepool Jewish Congregation a Hebrew and English Teacher. Applicants to state salary required and to forward copies of testimonials to A. Lotinga, West Hartlepool.
Annual meeting of congregation. Elected: A. Harris President, Israel Broady Treasurer, Isidor Barnsdorff(sic) re-elected Hon Sec.
Committee of Management: A. Cissell(sic), D. Benjamin, A. Grose, H. Deutsch senior.
At request of the Chief Rabbi, Rev G.J. Emanuel of Birmingham visited West Hartlepool and examined the children. Highly satisfied. Nearly the whole of the children belonging to the congregation attend this school, numbering 43. School committee consists of President Mr A. Harris, Treasurer Mr A. Grouse(sic) and Sec Mr A. Lotinga.
Cohen - Lotinga.
Annual meeting. A. Harris elected President, Adolph Grose Treasurer for ensuing year.
Gen Meeting. Abraham Lotinga elected Treasurer vice Grose who is leaving the town.
'The school connected with the Congregation has been placed under Government Inspection'.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 October 1877, page 14
Advert by Rev H. Levin, Minister of Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation. He has vacancy for 3 or 4 pupils 'who can attend a private school, and receive a strictly religious and moral education with every home comfort'. Recommends the Belmore House School several of whose pupils have passed the Oxford Local Senior Examination this year 'among whom was Mr. Levin's nephew, Solomon Kaufman of Hartlepool'.
General Meeting. Elected for ensuing year: G.L. Abrahams President; A. Lotinga Treasurer. Committee: A. Harris, C. Lotinga, I Abrahams, A. Cassell, I. Benjamin, I. Broady, I. Levy, I. Kaufman, I, Falk, and the Rev I.E. Myers, Hon Sec.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 August 1878, page 16
'WANTED, for the West Hartlepool Jewish School (under Government), a CERTIFICATED TEACHER for Hebrew and English. One who can satisfy the requirements of Article 60, New Code, 1878, would suit. Apply immediately to A. Lotinga, Stranton-place, West Hartlepool'.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 October 1878, page 5
'On Friday afternoon, a fire occurred in one of the rooms connected with the Synagogue at West Hartlepool. It appears that since some repairs were done to the room, a quantity of masons' ashes and shavings had accumulated between the joists under the fire place, which having become heated, eventually took fire. The flooring and fire place were much injured; but with the assistance of the captain of the Fire Brigade, the flames were soon extinguished, but very slight damage was done. At the time the fire was discovered the festival of the New Year was about to be celebrated, and it was feared that the accident would have interfered with the service, but fortunately the fire was put out before the commencement of the festival'.
G.L. Abrahams and A. Lotinga re-elected respectively President and Treasurer. Committee of Management: S. Benjamin, L. Bloom, H. Deutsch, I. Kaufman, J. Mosesson, A.J. Benjamin Hon Sec.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 January 1880, page 13
Mr L. Smith a founder and late President of Middlesbrough Synagogue died on the 8th. His funeral was attended by nearly all the members of the Middlesbrough and Hartlepool Congregations.
[Note: he was buried in Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation Burial Ground]
Jewish Chronicle, 17 December 1880, page 3
'WANTED Hebrew and English TEACHER for West Hartlepool Jewish School. Salary £80 per annum. Apply to A. Harris, 3, Church Street, West Hartlepool'.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 January 1881, page 13
'WANTED by the West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation, a SCHOOLMASTER, to teach both Hebrew and English. Salary £80 per annum. Applications, with reference, to be made to Mr. A. Harris President, 3, and 6, Church-street, West Hartlepool'.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 February 1881, page 7
Council of Anglo-Jewish Association, Baron Henry de Worms, MP,
'He desired to inform the Council that his attention had been called by the President of the West Hartlepool Congregation to the case recently brought before the County Court of that district in which a Christian moneylender had sued a Jew. The County Court judge in his remarks on the case, said that the Jews had no right to complain as they always themselves charged exorbitant interest. He had called the attention of the Home Secretary to these remarks, who had referred him to the Lord Chamberlain, and he had no doubt that the judge would be severely censured and probably discharged from his office'.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 May 1881, page 1
' "CHEVRA TORA" SOCIETY
WANTED a Sepher Torah [in Hebrew] by the above society. Not exceeding £12. Cash on delivery. Apply to L. Bloom, 48, Old Stranton, West Hartlepool'.
[repeated 27 May 1881, page 17]
Jewish Chronicle, 5 August 1881, page 6
Maurice Levy, a pupil of Mr H.N. Solomon of Edmonton obtained a certificate from the College of Preceptors at the last Midsummer Examination.
Jewish Chronicle, 10 February 1882, page 12
He obtained a 2nd certificate from the College of Preceptors.
South Durham Herald, Saturday 21 February 1882
Burglary at West Hartlepool
On Wednesday night the pawnshop of Mr Jacob Levy, Middleton, West Hartlepool, was entered through the skylight in the roof, and a large quantity of clothes and jewellery stolen. The police have a clue to the perpetrator of the robbery and it is expected he will soon be brought to justice.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 March 1882, page 12
Jewish Chronicle, 21 April 1882, page 13
Rev H.P. Levy of Sunderland delivered a sermon at West Hartlepool Synagogue at the special invitation of the Executive.
'On Sunday last 120 Jewish families, emigrants from Russia, en route to America, arrived in West Hartlepool by the Steam Navigation Company's steamer "British Queen" after a passage of 34 hours. In the evening they were all entertained to a tea in the committee and school rooms by their West Hartlepool coreligionists and prayers were read in the synagogue by them during the day. Their thanks were great for the unexpected kind treatment they received. They left at six a.m. on Monday by rail for Liverpool'.
A batch of Russian Jewish emigrants arrived at West Hartlepool. 200 adults, 85 children. Brought at the instance of the Mansion House Committee from Brody: farm labourers, farmers, carpenters, blacksmiths, joiners, and a few traders. Gave evidence of 'outrages practised upon women, girls and little children'.
'The condition in which the Jewish refugees arrive at West Hartlepool has induced the Mayor of Sunderland (Mr. W. Wilson, J.P.) to take the matter in hand, and with a view of relieving them he is arranging for a public meeting of ladies, under the presidency of the Mayoress. In the meantime Mrs J.W. Wayman has volunteered to receive subscriptions for the relief of the refugees'.
The West Hartlepool Young Men's Chevra Torah Society have presented the synagogue with a new Scroll of the Law. This was celebrated by a supper in the Vestry room under the direction of the president, Mr L. Bloom, Mr J. Hirschfield and Mr A.J. Benjamin, Hon Sec.
Votes of thanks to the president, committee and to the ladies 'by whom the supper was superintended'.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 July 1882, page 5
Letter re Jewish refugees at West Hartlepool from R. Samson, Sunderland. He was a witness on 25th ult of arrival of over 285 refugees on the 'German Empire'. They were in a very wretched condition. He has been informed by some gentlemen who have seen several ships arriving that they have all been in the same pitiable condition.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 November 1883, page 10
In honour of Sir Moses Montefiore, Mr A. Harris, one of the oldest Jewish residents of the town and President of the congregation, entertained all the children attending the Jewish School, about 50. They were taken for a ride in the country with refreshments and on return were at Harris's residence for magic lantern entertainment. Later Harris entertained some Jewish residents.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 January 1884 ,page 11
Through the generosity of L.G. (sic) Abrahams, a Poor Law Guardian, juvenile inmates of the Hartlepool Workhouse witnessed the pantomime at the Theatre Royal.
G.L. Abrahams elected a member of the Hartlepool Board of Guardians.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 August 1884, page 1
'WANTED immediately, for the WEST HARTLEPOOL HEBREW CONGREGATION, a Shochet [in Hebrew] and Hazan [in Hebrew]. Apply to the President, Mr. G.L. Abrahams, 25, Church Street, West Hartlepool'.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 September, 1884 page 1
Jewish Chronicle, 3 April 1885, page 7
G.L. Abrahams elected a member of the Local Governing body of the town. 'At the conclusion of the poll, Mr. Abrahams was carried shoulder high to his place of business in Church Street, where he delivered a brief address thanking his friends for their support'.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 April 1885, page 12
Reference to the West Hartlepool branch of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 August 1885, page 10
Letters of condolence sent to relatives of late Sir Moses Montefiore by the President on behalf of the 'Montefiore' Benevolent Society, West Hartlepool, founded on the Montefiore Centenary, Heshvan 8th, 5645.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 September 1885, page 14
By invitation of the Wardens the Rev S. Jacobs of Newcastle upon Tyne preached at the synagogue.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 October 1885, page 11
G.L. Abrahams attended the Conference of the National Union of Conservative Association at Newport (Mon), as one of the delegates from the West Hartlepool Conservative Association.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 October 1885, page 2
'THE WEST HARTLEPOOL HEBREW CONGREGATION, owing to its present unfortunate position is compelled to APPEAL to the generous and kind-hearted for aid.
Since the erection of the synagogue most of the leading members have quitted West Hartlepool, and the burden of the synagogue's maintenance has fallen upon a small remnant, unable to meet its obligations.
On the synagogue and school room there is a mortgage of £700, the immediate payment of which the mortgagee now demands. Should not this in a short time be forthcoming, it is to be feared the Hebrew community of West Hartlepool will be deprived of their place of worship and school.
Strenuous efforts are now being made to raise this, or part of this sum. Donations will be gratefully received by
The following donations have been received:
Jewish Chronicle, 23 October 1885, page 3
Repeated except that under 'G.L. Abrahams...' - List of further donations
Jewish Chronicle, 20 November 1885, page 12
List of 21 donations amounting to £87 15
Jewish Chronicle, 27 November 1885, page 2
List of 6 donations amounting to £31 1 0
Jewish Chronicle, 25 June 1886, page 5
List of 8 donations amounting to £78 3 0
Jewish Chronicle, 17 August 1888, page 3
Provincial Jewish Ministers' Fund
Statement of Accounts 1 January 1886 to 31 December 1887
'Jewish Provincial Ministers' Fund' - 'By means of subventions from the Fund the services of the Rev. Mr. Friedeberg, of the Newcastle congregation, have been made available to the West Hartlepool and North and South Shields Congregation ….for the purpose of preaching occasionally and giving school instruction'.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 December 1888, page 16
G.L. Abrahams elected member of the Hartlepools(sic) Port Sanitary Authority.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 January 1890, page 15
On New Year's Day Councillor and Mrs G.L. Abrahams were among the invited guests at the 'at home' of the Marchioness of Londonderry at Wynyard Park.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 January 1890, page 14
Board of Deputies
Jacob Broady certified as Registrar of Jewish Marriages at Hartlepool.
'WEST HARTLEPOOL HEBREW CONGREGATION
WANTED, a Baal Korah, Mohel, Shochet, Hazan [all in Hebrew]
Jewish Chronicle, 1 August 1890
Birth, on 17 July at Tresleigh-house, 14 St Paul’s Rd, W Hartlepool, a son to the wife of Mr Jacob Broady.
Rev M.E. Davis appointed visiting minister to Darlington and West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 May 1891, page 15
G.L. Abrahams appointed Vice-President of the Hartlepool Board of Guardians. This will lead to his being President next year.
Jewish Provincial Ministers Fund - Rev S. Friedeberg who formerly visited N & S Shields and W Hartlepool has been appointed to Liverpool. His successor, Rev L. Mendelsohn, appointed to visit N & S Shields.
Northern Daily Mail, Friday 17 July 1891
A sad fatality occurred at the Jewish synagogue, West Hartlepool, last night. A Jewess named Chae Levi, over 70 years of age, arrived from Riga yesterday on a visit to her son Mr Harris Levi, who resides at the synagogue. About 11 o'clock the old lady had occasion to descend a flight of steps leading into the yard behind the premises, when she slipped and fell to the bottom. The noise caused by the fall quickly brought her son to the spot and Mrs Levi was discovered in a helpless condition bleeding freely. Dr Swanwick was summoned, but she died within one and a half hours after the accident.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 October 1891, page 17
Meeting in Vestry Room of synagogue to protest at persecution of Jews in Russia. To form a fund in West Hartlepool, in co-operation with the Mansion Fund(sic). Cllr Abrahams elected President, Jacob Broady jnr Hon Sec, Mosesson Treasurer. Committee L. Bloom, J. Broady, I Kaufman, J.Levy.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 November 1891, page 5
'WANTED, a USEFUL COMPANION, a domesticated LADY - between 35 and 45 years of age. A comfortable home for one willing to assist in household. A staff of servants is kept. Write, stating age, references, and salary required to Mrs. Abrahams, Temperance Hotel, West Hartlepool'.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 December 1891, page 1
Death on 13 .12.1891 at 4 Summerhill Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, G.L. Abrahams of Newcastle and Hartlepool.
THE LATE G.L. ABRAHAMS OF HARTLEPOOL
Provincial Judaism, in the North of England suffered a loss it can ill afford in the early death of Gabriel Levi Abrahams. It is only those whose local knowledge enables them to understand the peculiarly delicate nature of Jewish interests in this district who can appreciate the fact to which I give, alas, too ready testimony; that in the death of “Abrahams of Hartlepool,” there has been removed a real prop to the Jewish cause in the North East of England which it is impossible, at least for some years, to replace.
Had he not been as modest and unassuming as he was active and powerful, not a week passed but that the Jewish Chronicle might have recorded of him the reality of that progress the mere shadows of which occupy so often the Provincial column. It would not then have been necessary for me to say that if there has not fallen a “Prince in Israel,” there has died, all too early, a strong honest man, a sturdy loyal Israelite who, known to almost every man and woman from the Tyne to the Tees, commanded for the name of Jew respect and admiration. G.L. Abrahams was born in Shields, spent his boyhood in Sunderland, and commenced business as quite a young man in Hartlepool. His great good nature and genuine north-country wit made him hosts of friends, while his keen shrewdness enabled him to build up a substantial business, every penny of his money being earned by honest, hard work. In this lay the way to the acquirement of his great influence in Hartlepool. Here was a man who to the prejudiced and uneducated a portrait of a Jew which was entirely unconventional. Here was a man who went to synagogue and spoke neither Hebrew nor Jargon but the pure Tees dialect. However, he would win the Tyneside with his own speech, and the Weardale man with own language. “Abrahams the Jew” proved himself adamantine in the honesty and the honour of his transactions. Hartlepool learned to trust him, then to love him, and to desire to honour him. For fourteen years he was elected a Guardian of the Poor, defeating some of the most influential men of the district. For many years he served as one of the Town Commissioners, and on the creation of the borough he was elected on the first Town Council. He was a staunch Conservative in politics. His election speeches were gems of rugged sense and humour. A word from Abrahams would cover an opponent with good-humoured ridicule, which would make successful contest against him almost impossible. He was idolised by the working man who would, after the declaration, carry their favourite home shoulder high. The Back parlour of his shop in Church Street was the unofficial office of the Corporation. There would be found at all hours men of the highest standing, not ashamed to submit any of their plans to the shrewd, sound judgment of G.L. Abrahams. For the past ten years he had been the official agent to the Hartlepool Steam Navigation Company, and regularly met, twice a week, the emigrants arriving from the Continent. On board the emigrant steamer he was seen to perfection. The Tynesider there spoke to the Jewish emigrants in Jüdisch of the purest. They had not been five minutes in England before G.L. Abrahams made them smile. His bright cheery face was indeed a warm welcome. He was as tender as a woman with his brethren, and did not spare himself in seeing to their comfort. It is not too much to say that in this capacity his service was priceless. His influence was supreme with the Steamboat and Railway companies, and he would not have prized that or any influence had it not been that he could make it helpful to his brethren in faith. He was for many years President of the Hartlepool Congregation. In private life he was the same as in public. He had but one disposition. He was very generous and met me often in consultation upon charitable work, his help being ready and bountiful, and his advice sound and practical. The homes of many are now turned into houses of mourning, for he was a true friend to anyone in need of help, and made other people’s affairs his own till he had piloted them through their difficulties. Had he been buried in Hartlepool he would have received a public funeral. As it is the town is altogether sorrow-stricken, and I was met on Monday by several of the townspeople who could not refrain from tears. In the last November election he lost his seat in the Council, but he had not lost his place in the town which next year was to have made him president of the Guardians and would in turn have made him Mayor. I trust that the congregation of Hartlepool will take some steps to raise a fund in his memory for charitable purposes. The town will gladly respond. Such was not what G.L. Abrahams worked for, or perhaps would have wished for, but he richly deserved it, and it would do credit to his brethren. Happily prejudice is dying, and education and true religion are killing the germs of bigotry. When, as we trust, all traces of such are removed it is but right that some memorial shall mark the place where died a pioneer who crowded into his one short life the progress of three generations for his country and for his religion.
[Followed by report of his funeral at Newcastle. ’Despite a gale and a
rainstorm of exceptional severity, some hundreds attended’.
Deputations from the Hartlepool Town Council, Port Sanitary Authority
and Guardians of the Poor. Newcastle Congregation attended en bloc.
Hartlepool Congregation represented by Mosesson the President and many
other members, Sunderland by Rev A.A. Green and some of the principal
members. Colonel Cameron, Mayor of Hartlepool, sent a wreath.]
Northern Daily Mail, West Hartlepool, Tuesday 15 December 1891
The remains of the late Mr G.L. Abrahams, jeweller, of West Hartlepool and Newcastle, whose death occurred on Sunday morning last, after a short illness, were interred at the Jewish burial ground at Newcastle, at 2 o'clock this afternoon.
Letter of condolence
Vote of condolence
Jewish Chronicle, 11 March 1892, page 1
Thanks for condolences includes Mrs Israel Abrahams of West Hartlepool. But see 6.8.1897.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 May 1892, page 25
Joseph Samuels, 24 Primrose Hill, London, elected to represent West Hartlepool at the Board of Deputies.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 July 1892, page 8
Levin Bequest. West Hartlepool received £200.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 July 1892, page 15
The Chief Rabbi visited West Hartlepool and examined the Hebrew Classes which are superintended by Rev M.E. Davis of Middlesbrough. He exhorted parents to send their children to classes regularly and he deplored the fact that they ceased their studies 'before they were old enough to do so'.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 January 1893 ,page 18
A Jewish Ball was held on 4th inst at Druids' Hall in aid of the funds of Hartlepool Hospital. Attended by local residents and visitors from Stockton and Middlesbrough. Ball chiefly promoted by Mr A. Abrahams and Mr L. Cassell who also acted as stewards. Other stewards were J. Broady, I. Kaufman and S. Kaufman.
At the Jewish synagogue, Whitby Street, West Hartlepool, the marriage of Miss Minnie Cassell, third daughter of Mr Abraham Cassell, Adelaide street, with Mr Moses Bernstein, of Manchester was celebrated. There was a large number of interested spectators. The service was conducted by the Reverend M. A.(sic) Davis, Rabbi of Middlesbrough, who was assisted by the Reverend Harris Levi, Rabbi of West Hartlepool. The bride was attired in a charming dress of white satin, with steel and lace trimmings. She wore a wreath of orange blossoms, and she carried a beautiful bouquet. The bridesmaids were dressed to match and they were Misses Cassell (2) sisters of the bride; Misses Cassell (2) nieces of the bride; and Misses Bernstein (2) sisters of the bridegroom. The best man was Mr Levi Cassell. The bride was given away by Mr and Mrs L. Bloom and Mr and Mrs Bernstein. The Reverend Harris Levi first pronounced the blessing over the couple, then a canopy was erected, and under it the rest of the ceremony was gone through. A considerable portion was sung by the local rabbi. Special stress was laid in the service on the fact that the two were a Jewish husband and a Jewish wife. They were enjoined to attend well to all the duties appertaining to that position, and informed that their union was a double bond. It laid upon them the necessity of serving god faithfully, and living for each other. Wine was drunk towards the close of the marriage service (as part of it) and a wineglass broken by the bride as a symbolic token. The wedding party then adjourned to the Druid's Hall, where the marriage feast was partaken of. The gathering at the church was a representative Jewish gathering. The wedding presents are handsome and numerous, whilst some are of considerable worth. Tonight a ball in the Druid's Hall will continue the festivities.’
This afternoon, at 2 o'clock, at the synagogue, West Hartlepool, the marriage took place of Mr Harry Lyons of South Wales, with Emily Kaufman, granddaughter of Mr and Mrs I. Broady, of West Hartlepool. The bride, who was given away by her grandparents and Mr and Mrs I. Abrahams, was attired in a french grey silk, prettily trimmed with cream lace. her tuille veil was attached with sprays of orange blossoms, and she carried a lovely shower bouquet of white flowers, the gift of the bridegroom. There were four bridesmaids, the Misses Levy (Middlesbrough) and Misses Prinsky (West Hartlepool) cousins of the bride. They wore heliotrope velvet costumes, with large picture hats to match. Mr Simons, brother in law of the bridegroom, acted as best man. The ceremony was performed by reverend Mr Levy of West Hartlepool, assisted by the reverend Mr Davis of Middlesbrough, who delivered an eloquent address. A reception was held at 54 Scarborough Street, the residence of the bride's grandparents, and later in the day the newly married pair left for London, where the honeymoon will be spent. ‘
Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 1896, page 19
'The Jewish community of West Hartlepool has sustained a severe loss by the death of Mr. Jacob Levy. The deceased was established in the town for nearly 40 years and was one of the founders of the congregation. His kindness was proverbial, and he was beloved by Jews and Christians alike, as his charity knew no bounds. He was also the founder of the clothing business of Messrs. Levy Bros., West Hartlepool, to which for a number of years he devoted his sole attention. The business, at one time of small pretensions, gradually grew, under his guidance, into one of the largest of the kind in the northern counties'.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 May 1896, page 22
'The widow, sons and daughters of the late Mr. Jacob Levy have presented, in his memory. to the West Hartlepool Congregation two elaborate silver gilt bells, breastplate and pointer'.
Jewish Chronicle, 6 August 1897, page 1
Death on 29 July, in Grimsby, at her residence, late of West Hartlepool, Esther Abrahams, wife of Israel Abrahams, eldest daughter of the late Victor Abrahams.
Jewish Chronicle, 6 August 1897, page 20
Death of Mrs Israel Abrahams. Born at Czernocow in Posen 61 years ago she was in England since her youth. Father Victor Abrahams was one of the earliest settlers in Grimsby and a founder of the congregation. 'Mrs. Abrahams passed most of her happily married life in West Hartlepool where by the grace of her manners, cultured attainment and sympathetic mind, she secured the esteem and affection of the inhabitants of the town. There she will be most sorely missed and deeply regretted, both by her own coreligionists as by the Christian community'.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 April 1898, page 31
Harris H. Barnett nominated as a Guardian of the Poor for the ensuing election for the Parish of Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 April 1898, page 1
Death on 21 April at South Shields, wife of David Kossick and daughter of Hannah and Abraham Cassell, aged 27.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 June 1899, page 23
On Monday 25th the steamer 'Beta' was launched from the shipbuilding yard of Messrs William Gray & Co Ltd, at West Hartlepool. Ceremony of naming the vessel was performed by Miss Rachel Lotinga, daughter of Mr A Lotinga.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 September 1899, page 25
Chatan Torah Louis Bloom
Jewish Chronicle, 23 March 1900, page 127
Reference to recent death of Abraham Harris in Edgbaston. One of founders of congregation at West Hartlepool in 1863 and very active in formation of synagogue consecrated in 1872.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 June 1900, page 29
Charles Levin a hawker died at the Workhouse Infirmary last week.
Suddenly taken ill in the street, was humanely taken in by a woman
named Kelly into her house.. When Executive heard they arranged for
burial in the Jewish cemetery. No papers on the body, assumed to be 70
Memorial service for Queen. The Mayor and other prominent Christians attended the service at which Rev H. Levy preached.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 December 1901, page 30
Election for Hartlepool School Board on 4th, at which candidate Harris
H. Barnett secured a seat with vote of 1,530. His 1st attempt was in
April 1898. Also contested a seat on Board of Guardians and hopelessly
beaten. Also was defeated last November for seat on Council. Aged 29,
youngest member of School Board.
The Chief Rabbi and his son Rev S. A. Adler visited the West Hartlepool congregation. Welcomed by Rev M.E. Davies, Visiting Minister, Mr Mosesson, President, and Messrs Kaufman, J. Broady, Barnett and Rev S. Cohen. Chief Rabbi examined the Hebrew Classes.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 July 1904, page 35
Death of Calmer Lotinga. Came to West Hartlepool from Holland about 44 years ago. In business as a shipbroker. A founder of the congregation and largely helped in building synagogue. The last of the original trustees, President several times, and a long-time member of the Committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 September 1904, page 22
From Jewish Year Book for 5665:
West Hartlepool has the smallest proportion of Jews to population of 0.03%
Jewish Chronicle, 13 October 1905, page 34
Chatan Torah A. Lotinga Chatan Bereshith S. Barnett
Jewish Chronicle, 3 November 1905 page 15
Anglo Jewish Association. Up to 1894 West Hartlepool made 10 contributions with average of £6, but nothing since.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 October 1906, page 37
Large gathering for presentation to Mr Joseph Yoffe on his leaving West Hartlepool of a handsome solid silver wine cup, inscribed:
‘Presented to Mr. Joseph Yoffe by the membership of the West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation as a mark of esteem and for services rendered during his thirty years’ membership, October 14th 1906’.
Jewish Chronicle, 8 March 1907, page 34
Mr & Mrs H. H. Barnett entertained pupils of the Hebrew Class and members of the congregation to a Purim Treat.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 April 1907
Sidney Hochschild youngest son of Mr & Mrs L. Hochschild, late of Manchester, will read portion of the Law at W Hartlepool synagogue. At Home Welburn House, Promenade, Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 April 1907, page 29
General meeting of congregation. Robert Sebag-Montefiore elected representative at the Board of Deputies.
West Hartlepool - To the extreme regret of all who knew him, the death occurred on Monday of Mr. Jacob Mosseson. He was the oldest member of the congregation, having been Chasan and shochet as far back as the early sixties. Later he was President for many years.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 1908, page 32
The Hartlepool Jewish Charity Ball - held at the Grand Hotel to raise funds for renovation of synagogue -a great success.
Annual meeting. H. H. Barnett, Treasurer, presented annual report and balance sheet. Thanks to Mr Barnett who resigns on leaving the district. Elected: Jacob Broady, President; S. Franks V/P and Treasurer; Ernest Bloom, Hon Sec; Council: A. Lotinga, S. Kaufman, A. Prinsky, A. Barnett, I. Brick, S. Sayefski, and B. Broady. Auditors: M. Lotinga and L. Barnett.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 October 1908. page 24
Mr A. Barnett and Mr & Mrs Lipman entertained the schoolchildren and members of the congregation to a social evening in celebration of Mr Barnett and Mr Lipman being Chatan Torah and Chatan Bereshith.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 November 1908, page 32
General meeting of Board of Guardians held in the Schoolroom. A. Lotinga presided. Mrs Bloom appointed Trustee and Almoner; Miss Bloom Hon Collector; Mr E. Bloom, Hon Sec and a Committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 February 1909, page 16
Letter from S. Cohen, Synagogue House, West Hartlepool. A poor Jewish woman died in York Asylum. The chairman of West Hartlepool Board of Guardians and the President of the congregation telegraphed York Asylum and the Jewish congregation of York. After some trouble it was arranged she be buried in Leeds Jewish cemetery. Suggests that Jewish ministers of surrounding districts visit Jewish patients at the Asylum.
Long letter from D. I. Devons of York. Refers to Cohen as minister of West Hartlepool. Says the poor woman belonged to West Hartlepool. States that York people are alive to the poor, sick and forsaken patients in hospitals and they are not neglected. Only last Passover a Jewish prisoner in the military prison had Passover food taken to him. They are interested in Jewish soldiers in the barracks.
When the woman in the Asylum died the authorities contacted West Hartlepool asking where she should be buried.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 February 1909, page 32
Answer from S. Cohen. He is not minister but shochet and chazzan. The woman’s family – husband and son – had lived at West Hartlepool. The Asylum wrote asking if her husband was still in West Hartlepool but had left a long time before.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 March 1909, page 1
Marriage at synagogue West Hartlepool on 17 March of Theresa Hochschild of Manchester to Sam A. Berger of Sunderland.
[Marriage. Theresa Hochschild March 1909 Hartlepool 10 215//Samuel
Jewish Chronicle, 21 May 1909, page 1
Silver wedding. On 28 May 1884 at 4o Tower Street, West Hartlepool, by Rev Mr Singerman, Leah, eldest daughter of Mrs Younkman and the late Mr J. D. Younkman, to Lewis, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Isaac Harris of Liverpool.
[Marriage. Leah Younkman June 1884 Hartlepool 10a 205//Lewis Harris]
Jewish Chronicle, 2 July 1909, page 23
Leonard Yules, aged 10, son of Mr and Mrs Harry Yules was the youngest successful candidate for a four-year scholarship at the local technical college.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 November 1909, page 13
Annual meeting of Ladies’ Communal Help Society. Elected: Mrs Yules, President; Mrs Lipman, Vice-president and Treasurer; Miss Ray Bloom, Hon Sec; Miss B. Lipman, Hon Collector.
Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1910, page 24
Ref to Robert Sebag-Montefiore as representative for West Hartlepool at Board of Deputies.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 July 1910, page 16
Ref to Rev M. Glazer of West Hartlepool
Annual meeting held in the schoolroom. Mr A. Lotinga presiding. Elected: S. Sayefski President; A Barnett, Vice-president and Treasurer; Ernest Bloom, Hon Sec; also a Committee and Auditors.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 February 1911, page 14
Meeting of Ladies’ Communal Help Society. Presentation of silver candlesticks to Miss Ray Bloom on her approaching marriage.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 March 1911, page 1
Marriage on 1 March at Newcastle, Tilly, youngest daughters of Mr I.
Levy and late Miriam Levy to Levi, 2nd son of Mr and Mrs A. Barnett of
Annual meeting of congregation. S. Sayevski presided
Elected: A. Barnett, President; S. Franks, Vice-president and Treasurer; Ernest Bloom, Hon Sec; M. Lotinga and Levi Barnett, Auditors; and a Committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 10 November 1911, page 2
Death. On 1 November at Newcastle, Alice, 31, daughter of Barnett and
Dora Broady, Reed Street, West Hartlepool. [She married Isidor Chaim
Weisserberg in 1906]
Jewish Chronicle, 8 March 1912, page 1
Death on 25 February at Leeds of Abraham Cassell late of West Hartlepool in his 73rd year.
Jewish Chronicle, 8 March 1912, page 32
Through kindness of some members of the congregation sufficient funds were collected to provide a Purim social for the children of the Hebrew and Religion Classes. First entertained in the schoolroom and the remainder of the evening was spent on games, singing and recitations by scholars. On leaving for home the children were presented with fruit.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 August 1912, page 20
Meeting of Ladies’ Communal Help Society. Elected: The Mrs A. Lotinga, President; J. Bloom, Vice-president and Treasurer; B. Bloom, Hon Sec and Collector, and a Committee. Presentation to Miss Lipman. Treasurer since inception of the Society, who is leaving for Liverpool. This was a ‘carry-easy’ bag in green box calf, with inscription on silver plate: ‘Presented to Miss Lipman by the Ladies’ Communal Help Society, West Hartlepool, as a token of esteem, August, 1912’.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 October 1912, page 28.
Annual meeting. Treasurer presented financial statement.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 October 1912, page 29
Chatan Torah Abraham Lotinga. Chatan Bereshith Abraham Prinsky.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 October 1912, page 1
Death. On Saturday 12 October in Manchester, Gittel, relict of late
Ephraim David Benjamin, aged 68, formerly of West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 November 1912, page 2
Mr and Mrs S. Franks give thanks for presents &c received on occasion
of their silver wedding. 95 Thornton Street, West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 January 1913, page 1
Marriage on 1 January at Newcastle by Rev M. H. Segal, Barney Franks,
eldest son of Mr & Mrs S. Franks of 95 Thornton St, West Hartlepool,
to Ray, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs M. Abrahams of Newcastle.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 April 1913, page 32
‘The Synagogue having been re-decorated, repaired, and the electric light installed, the services have been resumed. Great satisfaction was expressed by the members at the manner in which the work has been carried out. The Ladies’ Communal Help Society presented a beautifully embroidered silk velvet mantle for the Ark’.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 July 1913, page 23
Rev W. Hirshowitz of Middlesbrough, visiting minister to the West Hartlepool congregation, delivered a lecture in the synagogue on ‘Jewish education’.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1913, New Year Greetings page xxvii
Mr and Mrs J. Lipman, Saxony Road, Liverpool, late of West Hartlepool.
Annual Meeting. Elected: A. Lotinga, President; A. Prinsky,
Vice-president and Treasurer; E. Bloom, Hon Sec; L. Barnett
and M. Lotinga, Auditors, and a Committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 January 1914, page 1
Bar Mitzvah. Abe David, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Elias Rabinowitz, 11 Charles St, West Hartlepool, will read Maftir at Whitby Street synagogue on 7 February.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 February 1914, page 2
Death on 5 February in Leeds of Hannah, relict of the late Abraham
Cassell, aged 76, formerly of West Hartlepool. Mother of Mrs L. Bloom
of W Hartlepool, Moss Cassell of Cape Town, Mrs M. Bernstein,
Manchester, Mrs M. Friedland, Johannesburg.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 February 1914, page 27
Death in London on Wednesday week of Mrs Marion Levy, oldest member of
the W Hartlepool congregation. Has lived in London for 18 years but
family interest in W H has continued by her and her son. Funeral on
Sunday. Remains conveyed by a special train and on arrival at
Hartlepool met by practically the entire congregation. Met by Rev M.
Glazer. Buried next to her husband. Address by Rev A.A. Green of
Jewish Chronicle, 17 July 1914, page 24
In degree exam at Leeds Marcus Bloom was successful in Intermediate BSc in gas engineering.
Jewish Chronicle, 21 August 1914, page 2
Death on 13 August of Ella, daughter of Jacob Broady of Victoria
Road, W Hartlepool, aged 22.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 August 1914
Death at Le Cateau, Pte Samuel Greenberg, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Born West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 September 1914. New Year Greetings page xii
Mr and Mrs A. Barnett and family, 5 Gladstone Street, Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 October 1914, page 20
Chatan Torah Mr W. Galt. Chatan Bereshith Rev Mr Zeidenfeld.
Croydon. Rev A. Zeidenfeld, late of Hartlepool, elected chazzan and shochet.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 March 1935, page 3
Committee for the Relief of Polish Jews
West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation £1.14.9
Jewish Chronicle, 23 April 1915, page 1
Birth on 18 April at Seaton Carew, West Hartlepool, a daughter to wife
of A. Prinsky (nee Ada Miller)
Rev Mr Weinbaum of London elected chazzan, shochet &c.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 June 1915, page 4
Committee for the Relief of Polish Jews
W Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation per Ernest Bloom £1.15.9.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 September 1915, page 30
Mr Frederick Franks, a son of Mr and Mrs S. Franks of Thornton Street, has passed ‘The established clerk to a Surveyor of Taxes Examination’ held at Newcastle upon Tyne.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 October 1915, page 10
Letter from Keeper of Privy Purse to Mrs Bloom. King congratulates
Mrs Bloom on having 5 sons in Army.
Annual meeting. Treasurer’s statement adopted as very satisfactory. Last year’s deficit turned into small surplus. Elected: L. Olswanger (sic), President; A. Prinsky, Vice-president and Treasurer; Ernest Bloom, Hon Sec; M. Loitinga and H. Broady, Auditors. Committee of 7.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 January 1916, page 21
Ref to Rev W. Hirsch BA of Middlesbrough is visiting minister to West Hartlepool congregation.
Jewish Chronicle, 21 January 1916 page 20
Mr Joseph Trenner of London elected representative at the Board of Deputies in place of the late Capt Sebag-Montefiore.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 June 1916, page 3
Fund for the Relief of the Jewish Victims of the War in Russia
West Hartlepool Committee £3.19.6 [and subsequent contributions]
Jewish Chronicle, 4 August 1916, page 11
Miss Sarah Golt, 3rd daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Golt of 72 Scarboro Street, has been successful in winning a scholarship at the Girls’ High School, West Hartlepool, tenable for 4 years.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 October 1916, page 1
Jewish Chronicle, 13 October 1916, page 13
Chatan Torah E. Rabinowitz. Chatan Bereshith Rev D. Weinbaum.
Annual meeting. Financial statement, small balance in hand. Elected: Joseph Olswang, President; Abram Prinsky, Vice-president and Treasurer; Ernest Bloom, Hon Sec; M.Lotinga and H. Broady, Hon Auditors, and Committee of 7.
Resolved to forward to members of the congregation in HM forces a parcel of tobacco and sweets as Chanukah gift. The amount required was collected at the meeting.
The most important matter before the meeting was ‘the condition of the Synagogue (mikvah)’. Sub committee was formed to look into matter. Estimates were received - lowest was for over £30 [or £80 – unclear]. £20 had been collected and there was difficulty in raising the remainder.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 June 1917, page 24
Freda Barnett aged 12, 4th daughter of Mr and Mrs A. Barnett of 15 Union Street, has gained Foundation Scholarship for 4 years at the Henry Smith School. She is the 4th child of Mr and Mrs Barnett to gain a scholarship at this school.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 October 1917, page 14
Chatan Torah N. Rabinowitz. Chatan Bereshith Rev P. Chazan
Annual meeting. Officers re-elected. Committee named – M. Lotinga, J. Broady, S. Kaufman headmaster of the school.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 May 1918, page 24
Cpl A. Broady (Kensington) has composed a poem dedicated to ‘Any
parent who has lost a son’.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 May 1918, page 10
Meeting of Ladies of the Community. Decided to form ‘The Ladies’ Communal Aid Society’. The following were appointed: Mrs S. Franks, President; Mr A. Prinsky, Treasurer; The Misses T. Golt and R. Glass, Joint Hon Secs; Miss I. Franks and Mrs S. Gordon, Hon Collectors; and a Committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 July 1918, page 11
LIEUT. BLOOM. – The death of Lieut. Bloom, son of Mrs. Bloom, of
Grenville Avenue, West Hartlepool, will be mourned by a wide circle of
friends. The deceased, like his five brothers, joined the Army soon
after the war broke out when he had barely begun a very promising
career as a qualified chemist. After serving some time in France and
being wounded twice, he was granted a commission and sent back to
England. But before he could return to his unit at the front, he fell
ill and died at the Military Hospital, Cork, on the 3rd of this
month. Lieut. Bloom was a bright, cheerful youth, possessed of a sense
of duty, an affectionate son, and a highly agreeable companion. His
death will be an overwhelming blow to his mother, who not long ago
received from His Majesty a letter of congratulation on the fine
patriotic spirit of her sons. May the Almighty sustain her in her
Jewish Chronicle, 23 August 1918, page 14
On the 14th the children attending the Hebrew and Religion Classes and the younger children – about 40 in all – were taken by train for a picnic to Castle Eden. Funds were provided by the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society and by members of the congregation. Games and sports were played. On return to West Hartlepool they were marched to the Synagogue Chambers where they were addressed by Mr A. Lotinga. They ended by singing Hatikva and God Save the King.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 August 1918, page14
At a special meeting of the Royal Jubilee Lodge No.165 of the Royal Antedeluvian Order of Buffaloes, held last week at West Hartlepool, Bro. I. Levy C.P., PG. Cham., was raised to the Third Degree – Knight of the Order of Merit.
Jewish Chronicle, 6 September 1918, page 31
At a Bris Milah held at the residence of Mr J. Levenson, West Hartlepool, an appeal was made by Rev P. Chazan on behalf of the Initiation Society. A substantial amount was subscribed.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1918, page 6
Preacher at West Hartlepool Synagogue on Sunday, Rev
Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1918, page 20
Wanted. Nurse companion aged 35-40 for middle-aged lady. Apply Mrs J. Bloom, ‘Granville’, Granville Avenue, West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 November 1918, page 20
Special Thanksgiving Service. Collection made for the provision of Jewish Literature for Jewish Troops, forwarded to Chief Rabbi’s Fund.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 November 1918 ,page 22
Bro Ernest Bloom installed as Worshipful Master of the Connaught Lodge of Freemasons.
Jewish Chronicle, 21 February 1919, page 1
Silver wedding. On 20 February 1894 at West Hartlepool,
Minnie Cassell to Moses A. Bernstein of Manchester.
Mr S. Kaufman has presented a brass stand for the use of the Reader. On Sunday the children at the Classes were examined. Members of the congregation were pleased with their progress under Rev P. Chazan. This was followed by a Purim service at which a collect ion was made for local hospitals. Prizes were given to children.
There was a welcome to President, J. Olswang, released from military service.
Children were provided with bags of sweets, fruit, and biscuits provided by the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 June 1919, page 26
Annual meeting of the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 June 1919, page 10
‘The Call of the Kiddies’
Louis Bloom West Hartlepool 3rd birthday gift 10s.
At a well attended meeting it was decided to form a Zionist Society. Appointed: E. Bloom, President; H. Broady, Treasurer; S. Franks, Secretary; Rev P. Chazan, Mrs Barnett, Mrs Olswang, and Mr Kellett, Committee. Resolution protesting at pogroms in Poland.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 July 1919, page 1
Betrothal. Councillor and Mrs A. Finestone of Northwich announce the
engagement of their only daughter Lillian to Claude, 3rd son of Mrs
and the late Mr L. Bloom.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 September 1919, New Year Greetings page xii
Mrs and Mrs S. Franks and family 63 Thornton Street, West Hartlepool
Jewish Chronicle, 5 December 1919, Young Israel page 1
Ref to Sydney Golt West Hartlepool
Jewish Chronicle, 27 February 1920, page 1
Birth on 21 February to Cllr and Mrs Ernest Bloom, Dalebyb House,
Grange Road, West Hartlepool, a son. Bris Milah 28 February.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 February 1920, page 1
Betrothal. On 22 February. ‘Nan’, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs M. Lewis, Glasgow, to Herbert, youngest son of Mr and Mrs Barnett Broady, Tower House, Reed Street, West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 March 1920, page 34
Special Purim Service attended by pupils of the Classes. Conducted by Rev P. Chazan. Later children given bags of fruit and sweets by the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1920, page1
Betrothal. ‘Toby’, 2nd daughter of Mr and Mrs Golt, 97 Musgrave
Street, West Hartlepool, to Jack, 2nd son of Mr Mark Mendoza, Dalston,
Jewish Chronicle, 30 April 1920, page 6
London Committee for the Relief of Jews in Russia and Eastern Europe
West Hartlepool Hebrew Committee per Secretary E. Bloom £21 [or 31.obscured] 15s.
Jewish Chronicle, 21 May 1920, page 34
Pupils examined followed by presentation of prizes by Miss Levine of Glasgow, fiancée of Rev P. Chazan. Afterwards each child given packet of chocolate by Mrs J. Olswang, wife of President.
Jewish Chronicle, 6 August 1920, page 25
Children had annual outing to Castle Eden. Cricket, football and races.
Annual meeting. Substantial increase in income and small balance in hand. Elected: Joseph Olswang, President; A. Prinsky, Vice-president and Treasurer; Cllr Ernest Bloom, Hon Sec; H. Broady, Hon Solicitor; M. Lotinga and F. Franks, Auditors; Committee S. Franks, W. Golt, Isaac Boom, D. Goodman, M. Lotinga, A. Speigel, Jacob Levy,. Lionel Glass was appointed collector.
Mrs Chazan, wife of Rev P. Chazan, minister of the congregation, is among the artists at the forthcoming concert for the local War Memorial. The orchestra includes Mr F. Franks, violinist.
Jewish Chronicle, 10 December 1920, page 23
The Hartlepool Zionist Society held a social at the Villiers Hall. Mr Chazan, Miss Sarah Golt, Mr Claude Bloom, and Mr Fred Franks contributed to the programme. Miss B. Bloom was the accompanist. Mr J. Dobreen was MC. Proceeds of the evening to the Palestine Restoration Fund.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 March 1921, page 2
Death on 4 March at 5 Gladstone Street, Hartlepool, of Nathan, son
of Alexander and Leah Barnett, aged 41.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 March 1921, page 37
Joseph Trennens resigns as West Hartlepool’s representative at Board
Jewish Chronicle, 15 April 1921, page 39
The children were entertained to tea in the schoolroom. Concert given
Jewish Chronicle, 15 April 1921, page 39
Arnold Levy of Great Russell Street to represent West Hartlepool at
the Board of Deputies.
Annual Meeting of Chevra Kadisha. Elected: Jacob Broady, President; E. Rabinowitz, Vice-President; Cllr E. Bloom, Hon Sec.; J. Olswang, Hon Sec; Rev P. Xhazan, Head Baal Massasick; Mrs H. Levy, Lady Head Massasick; and a Committee of 17.
To establish a branch of the Order of Ancient Maccabeans.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 August 1921, page 3
Federation of Ukrainian Jews. In aid of the Pogrom Victims in the Ukraine.
W Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation per J. Olswang £9,13.6
Jewish Chronicle, 19 August 1921 page 1
Betrothal. Rachel, daughter of Mrs and the late Mr A. Barnett of 15
Union Street, Hartlepool,
to Wolfe, son of Mrs and the late Mr S. Orbaum of Leeds.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 September 1921, page 31
At the wedding of Miss Lily Franks of West Hartlepool
and Mr Deane of Newcastle £9 was collected and allocated equally to the Ukrainian Relief Fund and
the Jewish National Fund.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 September 1921, New Year Greetings page xvi
Mr and Mrs S. Franks and family 65 Thornton Street, West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 December 1921, page 4
Ukrainian Fund. West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation per J. Olswang
Jewish Chronicle, 23 December 1921, page 2
Death on 13 December at ‘Farmsum’, Elm Grove. W H, Abraham, husband of
Fanny Lotinga aged 75.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 March 1922, page 2
Tombstone of late Nathan Barnett, 5 Gladstone Street, will be consecrated on 26 March at Hartlepool Cemetery.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 April 1922, page 34
Mr Fred Franks gained 1st prize for violin playing at the Sunderland Music Festival. During past year he has gained three 1st prizes at Northern music festivals.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 May 1922, page 28
Last Sunday service in memory of the late Lieut Bertie Bloom was conducted by Rev P. Chazan who also delivered an address. After the service the members adjourned to the schoolroom where a portrait of the late Lieut Bloom, presented by his mother, Mrs J.Bloom, was unveiled by Rev P. Chazan who paid tribute to the deceased. Messrs J. Broady, J. Olswang and Cllr E. Bloom also spoke. A collection on behalf of the League of Nations Union was made.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 June 1922, page 28
Meeting of the West Hartlepool Ladies’ Society. Miss B. Golt one of
Jewish Chronicle, 9 June 1922, page 4
Ukrainian Relief Fund. West Hartlepool Synagogue per J. Olswang. 28 names (including Grabine (Leeds) and Mendoza (London) fathers of bridegrooms). Total £6.5s.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 September 1922, page 1
Engagement. Marcus, 6th son of Mrs J. and the late Mr L. Bloom to
Annie. 6th daughter of Mrs and late Mr M. Goodman of Leeds.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 September 1922, New Year Greetings page xx
Mr and Mrs S. Franks and family 65 Thornton Street, West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 November 1922, page 2
Death on 29 October of Arthur Joseph, eldest son on the late Ephraim
David and Gittel Benjamin of Manchester, late of West Hartlepool.
Mourned by brother Albert A,. Manchester, Sisters Sara Priceman,
Salford, Ray Hyman, Cheetham, and Leah Hudes, London.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 December 1922, page 33
Visit of the Chief Rabbi to celebrate the jubilee of the synagogue.
Service conducted by Rev P. Chazan and choir. Reception held in the
YMCA Assembly Rooms, hostess Mrs Lotinga. Among guests were Mayor and
Mayoress of West Hartlepool. The Mayor praised the unity in the town
and the Jews loyalty during the war. The Chief Rabbi examined the
pupils, and unveiled a plaque containing the names of local Jews who
served in the war and a tablet inscribed with the names of the
Building Committee of 50 years ago.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 February 1923, page 6
Engagement. Isaac Bloom, 4th son of Mrs J. and the late Louis Bloom of
‘Granville’, Granville Avenue, and Cissie, elder daughter of Mr and
Mrs Marcus Jacobs of Sunderland.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 February 1923, page 35
Ref to the North Eastern Council for Jewish Education.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 March 1923, Young Israel page 7
New member Isaac Barnett 7 Church Street, West Hartlepool
Jewish Chronicle, 23 March 1923, page 6
Annual Chevra Kadisha service held last Sunday. Reception followed in the schoolroom. Jacob Broady President in the chair. Ladies’ Communal Aid Society provided refreshments.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 April 1923, page 10
Obituary of Simon Franks. Sudden death. One of the senior and one of
the most active members of the Committee. Treasurer for a considerable
Jewish Chronicle, 18 May 1923, page 30
Meeting of local Zionist Society. Rev P. Chazan, delegate to the English Zionist Federation Conference held at Newcastle, reported on the proceedings.
Jewish Chronicle, 8 June 1923, page 2
Death of Barnett Broady, aged 70, at Tower House, Reed Street, husband
of Dora Alice.
Jewish Chronicle, 10 August 1923, page 6
Marriage on 25 July at Moor Street Synagogue, Sunderland, Isaac Bloom, 4th son of Mrs J. and late L. Bloom, and Cissie, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Maurice Jacobs of Sunderland.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1923, page 2
Tombstone of Arthur Joseph Benjamin, of Manchester late of West Hartlepool, to be consecrated at Crumpsall Lane Cemetery, Manchester, on 9 September.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1923, New Year Greetings page xx
Mrs S. Franks and family, 65 Thornton Street, West Hartlepool.
19 October 1923, page 2
26 October 1923 page 3
Jewish Chronicle, 12 January 1924 ,page 29
Mr I. Levy presided over distribution of prizes to pupils of Religion Classes which are conducted by Rev P. Chazan and Miss D. Barnett. Boys who received prizes were S. Golt, I. Barnett, B. Miller, B. Lott, M Lott. Girls: F. Lee, D. Levy. Prizes presented by Mrs P. Chazan, President of the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society. Attache case presented to Sydney Golt who is leaving town for Aria College.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 May 1924, page 1
Birth on1 May at ‘Fairmead’,73 Hutton Avenue, West
Hartlepool, to Mr and Mrs Isaac Bloom (nee Cissie Jacobs), a son.I
Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 1924, page 24
Ladies’ Communal Aid Society, annual meeting. Balance sheet satisfactory. Elected: Mrs P. Chazan, President; Mrs E. Bloom, Vice-president; Mrs I. Levy, Treasurer; Miss D. Franks, Collector; Mrs J. Mendoza, Hon Sec; Mrs S. Franks and Mrs H, Levy, Sick Visitors; Miss S. Gold and Mrs Gordon, Hon Auditors; and Committee of 6.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 July 1924, page 24
Pupils of Hebrew and Religion Classes had their annual outing to Stokesley, Cleveland. Tea, sports – football and cricket – the entertained to tea. Entertained by members of the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 August 1924, page 2
Silver wedding. On 9 Aug 1899 Ellen Cassell to Maurice
Friedland. Address South Africa.
Annual meeting of congregation. Balance sheet showed substantial amount in hand. Elected: I. Levy, President; M. Lotinga, Vice-president and Treasurer; E. Bloom. Hon Sec; H, Broady, Hon Solicitor; D. Blohm and L. Barnett, Hon Auditors; S. Rabinowitz, Hon Collector; and Council of 7.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 May 1925, page 1
Ernest Goodman, youngest son of Mr and Mrs David
Goodman, 187 York Road, West Hartlepool, will read Maftir on 23 May at
West Hartlepool Synagogue. Reception at Villiers Hall, Villiers
Jewish Chronicle, 26 June 1925 page 10
Kiddies List. In memory of mother, Fanny Golt, West Hartlepool 10s
Jewish Chronicle, 5 July 1925, page 8
Kiddies List. Louis and Bertie Bloom in memory of uncle Lt Bert Bloom West Hartlepool 5s.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 November 1925, page 27
Annual meeting of congregation. Slight balance of income over expenditure. Silver cup presented to Jacob Barnett for his services as hon collector. It was decided to abolish the tax of 2d head for poultry killed. Officers re-elected but no mention of a collector.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 March 1926, page 16.
Treat for pupils. A social function organized by the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society was held in the Villiers Hall. Collection made for the Jewish National Fund.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 April 1926 page 10
David Bloom West Hartlepool on his 2nd birthday 10s 6d.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 April 1926, page 31
Ladies’ Communal Aid Society and the Literary and Debating Section of
the Zionist Society have
presented a pair of fish servers to Mrs S. Gordon in appreciation of
her services as hon pianist at their
Jewish Chronicle, 11 June 1926, page 34
Annual meeting of the Hebrew Benevolent Society, M. Lotinga presided. A large number of men temporarily in this country were assisted. Elected: M. Lotinga, President; Isaac Bloom. Vice-president; Marcus Bloom, Hon Sec; H. Goodman, Hon Collector. Thanks to S. Rabinowitz who has resigned from post of hon collector for his work.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 June 1926, page 34
Annual meeting of the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society. Satisfactory balance sheet. Elected: Mrs Chazan, President; Mrs E. Bloom, Vice-president; Mrs I. Levy, Treasurer; Mrs J. Mendoza, Sec; Miss J. Levey, Hon Collector; Mrs S. Gordon and Miss B. Golt, Hon Auditors; and Committee of 6. Mrs A. Lotinga elected a Life Member of the Committee.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 December 1926, page 27
Professor Brodetsky unable to address the Zionist Society. Place taken by Mr Sandelson OBE, Leeds, accompanied by Messrs Montague Burton JP and Labovitch. Votes of thanks by inter alia Major M. Sinclair.
Jewish Chronicle, 31 December 1926, page 1
Death on 24 December at 10 Gladstone Street,
Hartlepool, of Solomon (Sol) Kaufman, son of the late Mr and Mrs Isaac Kaufman.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 February 1927, page 3
‘EXPERIENCED Jewish Mother’s Help wanted for Sunderland, preferably with necessary experience; 2 in family; aged 25-30;able to cook; maid kept. Apply, Mrs Jacobs, 78 Hutton-avenue, West Hartlepool’.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 March 1927, page 41
Pupils of the Classes gave a concert. A play, ‘Esther the Second’ was written by S. J. Golt of Aria College. Pupils trained by Miss Sarah Golt who arranged the concert. Collection for ‘Fund for the Kiddies’ realized £1.8.0.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 June 1927, page 1
Birth on 24 May at 60 Tristram Avenue West Hartlepool to Mrs and Mrs
Jack Mendoza nee Toby
Golt of a daughter.
29 July 1927, page 48
Jewish Chronicle, 8 July 1927, page 12
Will of Solomon Kaufman. Gross value £16.006. Net Personalty £6,818. Left £500 to the West Hartlepool Synagogue and such further sums to redeem the mortgage on the minister’s house in Scarborough Street. £500 to Hartlepool Hospital and Dispensary. £500 to Jews’ Hospital and Orphan Asylum. £200 to West Hartlepool Hebrew Benevolent Society. £50 to Treasurer of Masonic Charities in connection with the St Helens Lodge of Freemasons. £50 to Hartlepool Indigent Sick Society. £100 to his trustees to apply to the benefit of any charity irrespective of creed as they, in absolute discretion, may consider deserving.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1927, page 46
Large attendance at annual prize giving. Hon Sec E. Bloom readsatisfactory report from Herbert M. Adler, Director of Jewish Education, who recently examined the children.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 October 1927, page 35
Ladies’ Communal Aid Society have presented congregation with a whitesilk curtain for the Ark.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 March 1928, page 20
Meeting of the Jewish Literary Society addressed by Rev Chazan on Jewish Ethics’.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 May 1928, page 31
Arnold Levy re-elected representative at Board of Deputies.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 May 1928, page 34
At a gathering Jacob Broady unveiled a framed photograph of the late Mr S. Kaufman, a ‘keen worker’ for the synagogue.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 June 1928, page 2
Death in Tottenham of Leah Rozainsky sister, inter alia, of Tilly Barnett of West Hartlepool. [sc Matilda Barnett wife of Levi Barnett.]
Jewish Chronicle, 27 July 1928, page 19
The Alfred Louis Cohen Scholarship has been awarded by the Council of the Jewish War Memorial to Solomon Golt who held a scholarship at West Hartlepool Secondary School. In 1923 he was elected to a Jewish War Memorial Scholarship at Aria College and Portsmouth Grammar School. In 1926 he passed Cambridge Senior Examination with Distinction in 5 subjects. This year he has obtained a Major Open Scholarship in Modern History at Christ Church, Oxford.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 August 1928, page 10
‘For the Kiddies’: David and John Bloom West Hartlepool 10s 6d
Annual meeting of the Chebra Kadisha. Elected: I. Levy, Hon President;
D. Goodman, Hon Vice-president; Cllr E. Bloom, Treasurer; M. Bloom, Hon Sec.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 January 1929, page 30
Rev P. Chazan read paper to the Literary Society on ‘A Psychological Study of the Jew’.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 April 1929, Young Israel page 7
Ref to Sybil Prinsky, 44 Clifton Avenue, West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 April 1929, page 40
Rev P. Chazan will conduct a siyum next Wednesday at 7.30 am.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 June 1929, page 30
First conference of the North East Union of Jewish Literary and Social Societies was held at Sunderland. President was Cllr Ernest Bloom of West Hartlepool.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 June 1929, page 31
Annual meeting of the Ladies’ Communal Aid Society.
Jewish Chronicle, 21 June 1929, page 21
Annual meeting of the Hebrew Benevolent Society. Satisfactory financial statement. Elected: B. Halson, President; I. Bloom, Treasurer; M. Bloom, Hon Sec; Rev P. Chazan and Cllr E. Bloom, Hon Almoners; Mr A. Levinson, Hon Collector; D. Levy, Hon Auditor.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 June 1929, page 1
Bar Mitzvah. Louis Bloom, elder son of Cllr and Mrs E. Bloom,
‘Castlewood’, Elm Grove, West
Hartlepool, on 6 July.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 July 1929, page 28
Annual outing of Hebrew Classes to Great Broughton, Cleveland, Yorks. Journey made by motor Coach. Entertained by Ladies’ Communal Aid Society. Sports arranged.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1929, page 1
Birth on 15 September to Mr and Mrs Bernard Halson, nee Beatrice
Schofield, ‘The Haven’, Wilton
Avenue, West Hartlepool, a son.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 December 1929, page 8
Engagement. Harold 2nd son of Jacob Broady, 107 Thornton Street, West
Hartlepool, to Ray, eldest
daughter of Mr and Mrs Sol Doberman of Middlesbrough.
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