Press Reports relating to the Stroud Jewish Community 1877 - 1943
Information within square brackets is from the
mention of Stroud Jewish Community found in the
Jewish Chronicle, 5 October 1877, page 2
Turkish Sufferers’ Fund. Mrs Greensweig, Stroud, 2s 6d
Stroud Journal, 11 January 1879,
- "A Jewish Dispute" - Green v. Greensweig
Stroud Journal, 8 February 1879,
Newspaper cutting - Abraham v. Cohen
5 September 1879, page 1
Advert. Mr M. J. Sternheim and family thank the following
Jewish gentlemen in Stroud and Cheltenham for sympathy and
generosity displayed in defraying costs of burial at Cheltenham of
the wife of Henry Sternheim, who died at Stroud on 23rd ult after
giving birth to twins who are also buried in Cheltenham Jewish
In Stroud: Isidor Greensweig, Gabriel Ruben, Louis Levy, Elias
Greensweig, Abraham Cohen.
In Cheltenham: Rev H. Levin, Mr E. Löw Treasurer, and Mr Isaachar,
The family is in great need of assistance which may be sent to Mr
Henry Sternheim, Uplands, Stroud - one of the children is a cripple.
Stroud Journal, 8 November 1879,
Newspaper cutting - "A
19 March 1880, page 13
Advert. Stroud Congregation. Wanted a Shochet and Mohel, 25s
a week. Apply to Mr Rubin, Nelson House, Nelson Street, Stroud
[repeated 26 March 1880 page 1]
Stroud Journal, 21 August 1880,
- Levi v Jacobs
2 September 1881, page 5
Letter from man living in Stroud. Complains that the Cheltenham
Congregation, which has a cemetery, claims the Gloucester one. Asks
why they should claim it before Stroud or any other surrounding
congregation. His wife has a stillborn child. Tried to get it buried
in Bristol, unsuccessful. Tried to get it buried in Cheltenham, but
had to pay heavily. Also, a week before Pesach a poor man lost a
child. He had no money but Cheltenham asked for £3.10s and the
writer got up a subscription.
He suggests that the Gloucester cemetery goes to the Jews of Stroud
who were at present striving hard to get a small place of worship,
especially as they could not possible buy ground for a cemetery.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 September 1881, page 7
On Sunday ceremony for the opening of the ‘newly-erected’ synagogue
in Slad Road. Performed by Rev G. J.Emanuel and Rev B. Hast(?) of
Birmingham. Has been bought by Mr Reuben and enlarged. Rev Dr
Badcock, Vicar of parish of St Lawrence, and other local gentlemen
Long verbatim account of Emanuel’s sermon.
At conclusion invited guests and worshippers were entertained at
residence of Mr Greensweig, including the ministers named, Rev Mr
Levine of Cheltenham, and Rev Mr Orler of Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 January 1882, page 12
Board of Deputies. Rev Samuel Orler certified as Secretary for
marriage authorisation purposes for the Stroud Synagogue.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 March 1882, page 3
Mansion House Fund for Persecution of the Jews in Russia. Stroud
Hebrew Congregation £14 5s.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 April 1882, page 3
Mansion House Fund for Persecution of the Jews in Russia. G. Bullen
Esq, Nelson House, Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 September 1884, page 11
Annual meeting of congregation. Elected: President, Mr S. Hyman;
Treasurer Mr Levy.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 August 1885, page 12
Memorial service for Sir Moses Montefiore. Read by Rev S. Orler,
Jewish Chronicle, 1 July 1887, page 16
Jubilee celebrated by a special service conducted by Rev S. Orler.
The 38 pupils of the Hebrew School were invited by the General
Jubilee Committee to a treat together with the principal teacher and
superintendent, Rev S. Orler. ‘They bore with them a handsome
banner, the gift of Mr S. Hyam, President of the Congregation, on
which were embroidered a shield of David and the date of the
establishment of the school’.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 December 1887, page 5
Re ‘redistribution of Jewish labour’. If Jews sent out from London
to provinces this might spread ‘ill-will towards Jewish workers’ (as
exists in London), especially in smaller towns, eg Stroud where
there is ‘a large tailoring factory employing may Jewish hands’. A
fresh immigration of tailors would injure those in Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 April 1887, page 12
Mr Ernest A. Lyons unanimously elected Chairman of Stonehouse Board
Jewish Chronicle, 4 November 1887, page 15
Meeting of Jewish residents of Stroud. Resolved that a new synagogue
and school be built. The present synagogue is too small, and a new
school room is urgently needed - 40 children are being taught ‘in a
very damp and unhealthy place’
A Committee was formed to conclude the purchase of land and to make
preliminary arrangements to carry out the resolution.
Ten years ago no Jewish residents in Stroud and no record known of
any previous settlement. Now 160 Jews.
Jewish Chronicle, 6 January 1888, page 3
Advert. ‘Stroud New Synagogue and School’.
Donations will be received by: Rev Dr H. Adler, 16 Finsbury Square;
Rev G. J. Emanuel BA, 36 Beaufort Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham; S.
Goldberg Esq, Portland Street Cheltenham; B. Bantish, New Swindon;
S.Hyman Esq, President and Treasurer, Stroud; Bristol & West Of
England Bank, Stroud
[signed. J. Minden Shane, Hon Sec.]
Jewish Chronicle, 13 January 1888, page 2
Sir Julian Goldsmid, Bart, MP £30; J. M. Lawrence, £3 3 0; Mrs E. A.
Franklin, £2 2 0; Leopold Franks £1 1 0.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 January 1888, page 2
Mrs Lionel Lucas £20; Messrs P & S Beyfus £2 2 0; Nathaniel Louis
Cohen £2 2 0.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 February 1888, page 16
Mr J. Minden Shane, late Hon Sec of the Committee of the proposed
synagogue and Jewish school. From yesterday has severed all
connection with that movement.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 March 1888, page 7
Rev S. Orler writes, appealing for contributions. Children attend
daily for 3 hours instruction in Hebrew and religion. Appeals to
wealthy Jews. 200 circulars were issued but only £122 subscribed of
which £52 15s from members. Estimated cost £500 and incidentals.
‘They are poor Russian refugees in Stroud’.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 March 1888, page 9
Shane resigned through pressure of other engagements. Rev Orler
elected in his place.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 April 1888, page 11
Last Sabbath Michael Greensweig, son of I Greensweig of Trowbridge,
who was bar mitzvah, read entire Sedrah and Haftarah. Mr E
Greensweig, the uncle entertained the whole congregation.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 June 1888, page 6
Appeal for funds. List of contributions. New synagogue and school to
be completed by 1 September. Estimated cost £550.Have collected £242
1s 6d and promises of £15 43 6d Still deficient of £292 14s.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 September 1888, page 13
Chatan Torah E. Greensweig. Chatan Bereshith M. Levy
Jewish Chronicle, 12 October 1888, page 11
Master Hyman Hyman, eldest son of Mr S.Hyman, President of Stroud
Hebrew Congregation, who was bar mitzvah, read 3 portions of the
Sedrah and Haftarah. Afterwards Mr Hyman entertained whole
congregation at breakfast and again at a party the following
Jewish Chronicle, 1 March 1889, page 5
Consecration of new synagogue on Tuesday 26 February. Bristol choir
was there, cost of conveyance paid for by Mr Henry Simmons, Warden
of Bristol Synagogue. Also Rev J.A. Levy of Bristol took part in the
service. (Signs of inter-communal good relations.) Charles Samuel
formally opened the synagogue. All the members are tailors and took
steps to provide a place of worship as soon as they settled in the
town Building not free of debt. New one consecrated by Delegate
Jewish Chronicle, 1 March 1889, pages 7-8
Full report of consecration
Jews employed at Stroud some 12 or 13 years ago. New synagogue has
accommodation for 100. Scholl on lower floor. Gallery for women. 3
massive candelabra presented by Sheerness Hebrew Congregation.
Officers: President Mr S. Hyman; Treasurer I. Englishman; Committee
E. Greensweig, M. Whitehead, C. Berman, M. Mallinski, J. Goldstein,
J. Bernstein, H. Levy. Trustees, S. Hyman, J. Goldstein, E.
Greensweig, H. Levy, I Englishman, M.Whitehead.
Also present: Rev L. Joseph, Cheltenham, Rev A. Izenberg, Bristol,
Messrs S. Goldberg, Cheltenham, M. Bentsih, Swindon, J.Sperber,
Expenditure £630. Receipts £301 5s.Further promises made at service
of £25 of which Charles Samuel £15.
Donations in kind: Hyam Levi, yod and clock; E. Greensweig, stove
and carpet, S. Hyams, perpetual lamp, S.Shane, pair of steps for
lighting candelabra, Mr ? Greensweig, who was first to settle in
Stroud, curtain for the Ark, Mr I. Levi, lecture desk.
After service - most of report being of Delegate Chief Rabbi’s
sermon - there was a banquet. Charles Samuel was presented with a
silver key in a case, inscribed: ‘Presented by the Stroud Hebrew
Congregation to Charles Samuel, Esq., on the occasion of the opening
of the new Synagogue in Landsdown, Stroud, February 26th 1889, Adar
On Wednesday morning Dr Adler examined the children, 50 at the
classes, and expressed satisfaction with the results.
Jewish Chronicle, 8 March 1889, page 15
Final meeting of Building Committee.
Cost £630. Collection, £310.9s [of which Lord Rothschild gave £100]
Deficiency of £348 11s. Cost of mortgage is £41 p..a. To make
further appeal for funds.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 March 1889, page 15
Mr I Minden Shane gave lecture on ‘Fifteen centuries of persecution’
in the schoolroom
Jewish Chronicle, 22 March 1889 page 2
Advert. A Sabbath Class is about to be formed in Stroud and
the undersigned would thank any lady or gentleman for help in the
shape of books etc. I. M Shane.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 March 1889, page 14
Sunday evening in schoolroom, under the new synagogue, Purim
entertainment for the children.
I.M. Shane is about to form a branch of the Anglo-Jewish
Jewish Chronicle, 12 July 1889, page 13
Isaac Minden Shane, Hon Sec of Stroud Hebrew Congregation, has
lately passed a successful examination for the ‘St John’s Ambulance
Jewish Chronicle, 19 July 1889, page 12
General meeting on 7th July. Elected: Mr Levy, President, Treasurer,
Elias Greensweig, Hon Sec I Minden Shane, re-elected.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 October 1889, page 16
On Sabbath 21st Phillip Orler, 2nd son of Rev S. Orler was bar
mitzvah. He read the whole Sedrah and Haftarah and delivered an
address. Mr Orler entertained whole congregation on Saturday morning
and Sunday evening.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 October 1889, page 15
Chatan Torah Isaac Minden Shane. Chatan Bereshith Gabriel Rubin.
Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1890, page 16
Meeting 1 January to establish a Mutual Improvement Society. Isaac
Levy (President of congregation) in chair.
Elected to office: President Isaac Minden Shane; Vice President M.
Whitehead; Treasurer Elias Greensweig; Committee
S. Goldstein, M. Goldstein, M. Whitehead, H. Hyman, A. Levy.
Lectures and papers were promised by members and by Rev Orler. Hope
expressed that some people will present books, ‘the Jewish
population of Stroud being too poor to firmly establish the
Jewish Chronicle, 24 January 1890, page 20
Meeting of the Lansdown Hebrew Mutual Improvement Society. Paper
read by Isaac Goldstein (no details). A class then formed for
‘Post-Biblical History’. A successful evening.
Alexander, 3rd son of Joseph Goldstein was barmitzvah. After service
the congregation was entertained to breakfast.
Jewish Chronicle, 31 January 1890, page 18
Special service on death of Chief Rabbi.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 March 1890, page 12
Michael Greensweig. Son of Elias Greensweig, Treasurer, was bar
mitzvah and read entire portion of the Law and Haftarah and
delivered an address. In commemoration Mr Greensweig presented the
synagogue with a silver Kiddush cup and also entertained the members
on Saturday morning and Sunday evening.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 March 1890, page 15
Purim tea and entertainment in the schoolroom under auspices of the
Lansdown Hebrew Mutual Improvement Society. Including solo violin by
J. Whitehead and pianoforte selection by M. Greensweig, son of
Isidore Greensweig. All children were given gifts collected by the
Jewish Chronicle, 21 March 1890, page 15
Weekly meeting of the Mutual Improvement Society. Maurice Goldstein
read paper on ‘Anatomy’.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 1890, page 17
Advert. Wanted, a 5 or 6 roomed house suitable for a Hebrew
Religion Class in a respectable Jewish neighbourhood in or near the
City. To take possession on 21st or latest 25th June. Apply Rev S.
Orler, Oakley Villas, Slad Road.
Jewish Chronicle, 6 June 1890, page 17
Advert. Stroud Hebrew Congregation. Wanted man to act as Shochet and
Baal Koreh [both in Hebrew] and to give Hebrew lessons to a class.
£65 p.a.. Address, Mr Isidore Greensweig, President, Whitehall,
Signed I. M. Shane, Hon. Sec.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 June 1890, page 19
Rev A. Rosenberg, minister of Longton, Staffs, conducted service
last Saturday. At general meeting on Monday was elected minister of
Stroud congregation. To commence when engagement at Longton expires.
Rev S. Orler received handsome testimonial from pupils. Has been
minister for last 10 years.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 July 1890, page 14
Board of Deputies. Isaac Minden Shane certified as Secretary for
marriage purposes at Stroud for Rev S. Orler, resigned.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 August 1890, page 12
Rev A. Rosenberg gave sermon to crowded synagogue last Saturday. He
has formed a successful Sabbath Class. During the first 4 weeks not
a single absentee. But a grant from the Provincial Ministers’ Fund
is much needed.
Sunday/ Election of officers, Isidor Greensweig in chair. For
President, he and Gabriel Rubin tied in votes. Rubin withdrew.
Treasurer, Charles Berman. Hon Sec I Minden Shane. Committee J.
Goldstein, E. Greensweig, I. Englishman.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 September 1890, page 15
General Meeting. I. M.Shane (Hon Sec) to be Chatan Torah. C. Berman
(Treasurer) to be Chatan Bereshith.
The President, E. Greensweig, announced that last Saturday was
centenary of Stroud Hospital. Since people in Stroud had ‘most
loyally supported the Synagogue Building Fund’ he hoped members
would give their offerings that day to the hospital. Later, several
offerings were announced.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 October 1890, page 15
Afternoon of Simchas Torah. Members of congregation entertained by
Shane and Berman to a banquet at Badbrook Hall. Nearly 60 Jewish and
some Christian guests.
Jewish Chronicle, 7 November 1890, page 19
On Sabbath last, by request of J(sic) Greensweig, President, Rev
A.Rosenberg preached on the occasion of the bar mitzvah of Israel
Sperber, eldest son of Mr S. Sperber.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 December 1890, page 16
I. M. Shane received a gold medal given by members of the Stroud
Bicycle and Tricycle Club on his recognition as Captain, at a dinner
at the Imperial Hotel, Stroud.
Among Jewish members of the local athletic club is a promising
member, Master Michael Greensweig, son of Mr Elias Greensweig, late
Treasurer of the congregation. He won a silver cup at the late
Jewish Chronicle, 9 January 1891, page 15
Departure of Gabriel Rubin. Parnass for 4 years and active officer
and supporter for 10 years. When President the congregation ‘was in
a most prosperous state’. On his retirement from office he presented
synagogue with a scroll of the law and a silver yad.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 April 1891, page 15
At the annual Speech Competition held on March 31 in connection with
the Stroud End Debating Society, Mr Isaac Goldstein won First Prize,
presented by President Rev T. Hudson for best speech on ‘The
Relative Interests of Indoor and Outdoor Forms of Recreation’.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 June 1891, page 17
Masters Michael and Philip Greensweig, sons of the late Treasurer
Elias Greensweig, and Master Barnet Goldstein, son of present
Treasurer, Joseph Goldstein, won prizes at sports at Cirencester and
The synagogue was crowded last Sabbath for the bar mitzvah of Master
Isaac Mallinski ‘who was only made a ger eighteen months ago’.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 June 1891, page 19
Rev G. T. Coster, Minister at Bedford Congregational Church and
leader of nonconformity in Stroud delivered a special address on
Sunday evening on ‘The Glories and Sorrows of the Jewish People’.
Many Jewish residents in the audience. The synagogue committee is to
thank him officially for his ‘sympathetic utterances’.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 July 1891, page 17
Special interest in bar mitzvah last Saturday of Master Emmanuel
Greensweig, youngest son of Isidor Greensweig, as he was the first
Jewish resident in Stroud and was instrumental in causing other Jews
to settle. Commemorated the occasion by presenting synagogue with
life-size portrait of the Chief Rabbi (who was installed last week.)
Jewish Chronicle, 24 July 1891, page 14
Annual meeting. Election of officers for ensuing year. President, E.
Greensweig, Treasurer, S.Sperber, Hon Sec, J Bernstein.
Committee, C. Berman, I.Englishman, M. Levi, M. Melinsky.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 October 1891, page 16-17
Chatan Torah M.Melinsky. Chatan Bereshith Hyman Levi. They have
presented to the congregation official robes for the ministers.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 October 1891, page 17
On Wednesday 21 October a largely attended meeting of Jewish
residents was held at the Synagogue schoolroom. Resolved: To form a
committee to collect for the ‘Russia-Jewish Fund’. Elected:
Chairman, Rev A Rosenberg, Vice-chairman and Treasurer Isaac Levi,
Hon Sec Isaac Minden Shane, Committee Marcus Whitehead, Isidore
Greensweig, Joseph Goldstein, Charles Berman, Julius Bernstein,
Isaac Englishman, and Elias Greensweig. Also to convene a public
meeting which many influential residents have prised to attend.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 October 1891, page 20.
On Simchas Torah, the Chatan Torah M. Melinsky, invited all members
and families to a banquet in the schoolroom
Jewish Chronicle, 6 November 1891, page 19
The Chatah Bereshith and his wife, Hyman and Mrs Levi, gave
breakfast to members and wives. In the afternoon Mrs Levi
entertained the children of the Hebrew Classes.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 November 1891, page 3
Fund for Relief of Russian-Jewish Refugees.
From Stroud: Mr & Mrs C. Berman £2.12.6; Mr & Mrs I. Levi £1.13.6;
Mr & Mrs Whitehead £1.8.6; Mr & Mrs S. Sperber £1.6.0; Mr & Mrs H.
Levi £1.3.6; Mr & Mrs M. Mallinski £1.5.6; I. Greensweig £1.1.0;
Rev(sic) I. M. Shane £1.1.0; Mr & Mrs J. Goldstein £1.18.6.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 December 1891, page 20
Stroud Branch of Russo-Jewish Fund has forwarded through Treasurer
Isaac Levy the sum of £7.7.4 to the Central Committee.
Rev A. Rodway, local Christian clergyman, has written to the Czar
protesting against persecution of the Jews and expressing belief
that famine in Russia was a visitation of God.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 December 1891, page 3
More Stroud contributions to Russo-Jewish Fund. Sundries collected
in Stroud £1.13.0; Per Master A. Levi £1.8.10; Mark Levi £1.5.0; J.R.
Benjamin Newman (Cannon Street Road, London) has presented Stroud
synagogue with ‘a handsome Menorah for Chanucah’ and Mrs Newman has
given donation for candles for it.
Jewish Chronicle, 8 April 1892, page 24
Marks Levy has presented synagogue with a ruby plush embroidered
Jewish Chronicle, 29 April 1892, page 16
Special meeting. Letter from Julius Bernstein, Hon Sec, resigning on
appointment as Assistant Investigating Officer at Jewish Board of
Guardians, London. I. M. Shane elected. Shane wishes success to
Bernstein and hopes he will press claim of synagogue whenever there
is the opportunity. There is mortgage of £200 which is ‘a very great
burden upon its members, who are all working men’.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 May 1892, page 17
Bar mitzvah of son of Solomon Sperler (sic) Treasure who entertained
members and officers.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 June 1892, page 12
Ephraim P. Vallentine elected a deputy for Stroud at Board of
Jewish Chronicle, 5 August 1892, page 13
B. Newman, 51 Cannon Street Road, London, another gift, an oak stand
Jewish Chronicle, 2 September 1892, page 13
Annual meeting, I. M.Shane in chair. E.P. Vallentine, London,
delegate to Board of Deputies was present. Re-elected: E. Greensweig
President, Solomon Sperber Treasurer, Isaac Minden Shane, Hon Sec.
Isaac Englishmann and Marcus Whitehead elected to Committee. On
motion of E.P.Vallentine decided to pay the £100 recently granted by
the Levin Fund off the mortgage and that every effort be made to pay
off the balance of £95 and £25 has been promised by Charles Samuel.
If mortgage redeemed the congregation would be in a position to
establish a burying ground ‘facilities being promised by the
Cheltenham Congregation which is only a short distance apart’.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 September 1892, page 17
Chatan Torah Isaac Minden Shane. Chatan Bereshith Hyman Levi
Jewish Chronicle, 30 September 1892 page 20
Elias Greensweig, past President, has presented a set of covers for
Sepher and Readers Desk, supplied by P. Vallentine & Son, London.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 October 1892, page 16
Wardens intend to acknowledge, in shape of a testimonial to Isaac
Levy, for assisting congregation for 12 years on High Festivals as
Master Emanuel Greensweig has earned the Mildmay Scholarship tenable
for 3 years at £25 p.a. against 350 competitors. He is youngest son
of Isidore Greensweig formerly of London and former President and
was first Jewish child born in Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 February 1893, page 20
On Tuesday evening the children of the Hebrew Classes were examined
in their respective classes. E. Greensweig presided and E. P.
Vallentine was present. He has contributed liberally to the prize
list. Vallentine proposed vote of thanks to Rev. A. Rosenberg and
said he will present 2 prizes annually in memory of his mother
Sarah. To be called the Sarah Vallentine prizes for best boy and
Jewish Chronicle, 10 March 1893, page 18
On Sunday last presentation of testimonial and illustrated address
to Isaac Levi ’one of the oldest and most honoured members of the
congregation for having acted many hears as President and Treasurer,
and, for twelve years, gratuitously performed the duties of “Baal
Koreh”. Isaac Englishman presided. I.M. Shane made the
presentation .’Every member was present’.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 June 1893, page 3
Advert. Stroud congregation. Wanted. An efficient Chazan,
Baal Koreh, Shochet, Mohel. One qualified for the instruction of
Hebrew and Scripture as per the Chief Rabbi’s Code in evening
classes. Salary inclusive £90. Applications to President, Isaac
Levi, 28 Middle Street.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 July 1893, page 14
Rev. A. Levinson appointed minister.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 August 1893, page 14
Annual General Meeting. Isaac Levi, President, presided.
Elected: I. Levi President, Solomon Sparber(sic) Treasurer, I. M.
Shane, Hon Sec, Marcus Whitehead, Isaac Englishman, Joseph
Jewish Chronicle, 25 August 1893, page 14
Chatan Torah Solomon Sperber. Chatan Bereshith Marcus Whitehead.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 September 1893, page 15
High Holydays. Rev A. Levinson preached. Isaac Levi conducted
services. Elias Greensweig was Baal Tokeh.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 October 1893, page 1
Marriage on 24 October in Highbury of Sarah, 3rd daughter of late
Rev H. Wasserzug and Rev A. Levinson of Stroud.
[Marriage. Abraham Levinson December 1893, Islington 1b 723/Sarah
Jewish Chronicle, 8 December 1893, page 16
Last Sabbath Rev H. Silverblatt of Manchester delivered sermon in
synagogue. On Sunday special Chanucah service conducted by Rev A.
Levinson and choir. Silverblatt gave sermon in which he urged
formation of a ‘Local Children’s Orphan Aid Society’. I. Levi,
President, and several ladies present, promised that on Sunday next
a special meeting would be held to organise such a society.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 January 1894, page 1
Marriage 28 December at Synagogue by Rev A. Levinson. Cecil
Alexander 2nd son of Lewis Levy of Stroud to Rose Racovsky, adopted
daughter of Isaac Levy of same town.
[Marriage. Rose Racovsky December 1893, Stroud 6a 673/Cecil
Jewish Chronicle, 9 March 1894, page 2
‘Talmud Torah Classes’
Contribution per Mr I Levy, President of Stroud congregation from
the Bris Milah at Mr Englishman. 10s 6d.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 May 1894, page 18
On Saturday last Philip Greensweig, son of Elias, was bar mitzvah
and read whole Sedrah.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 June 1894, page 17
Chief Rabbi’s pastoral tour. Visited Stroud on 24 May. Met at
station by officers and E. P.. Vallentine, delegate to Board of
Deputies. Children were examined in their classes. Prize winners:
Kate Mallinski, Abraham Malinski, Philip Grensweig, Leah M. Shan,
Rose M. Shane, Harry Weinberg, Rachel Levy, Rosa Greensweig, Solomon
Levy, Henry Levy, Solomn Weinberg, Harry Levy. The Chief Rabbi said
he was very satisfied with his visit and with progress since last
visit in 1889.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 August 1894, page 14
General meeting. Elected: President, Joseph Goldstein, Treasurer,
Isaac Englishmann, Hon Sec (re-elected) Isaac Minden Shane.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 September 1894, page 19
Chatan Torah J. Goldstein. Chatan Bereshith I. Englishman.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 November 1894, page 20
Chatan Torah and Chatan Bereshith entertained congregation on
The President assisted the Baal Koreh, A. Rosenthal, during the
Pending a permanent appointment, duties performed by Rev S..Joseph
through the kindness of Mr J. N. Schnurmann, President of Cheltenham
Jewish Chronicle, 2 November 1894, page 22
Advert. Wanted, Chazan, Shochet, Mohel and Teacher. £65 p.a.
Apply J. Goldstein, Beeches Green, Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 November 1894, page 20
Philip Greensweig, aged 13, son of Elias Greensweig, has won
principal prize with honours, viz Marline Scholarship vale £45 for 3
years, against 1,200 competitors. Same scholarship was won 3 years
ago by his cousin Emanuel Greensweig.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 January 1895, page 21
At a general meeting Rev D. Jacobs of Pontypridd unanimously elected
Jewish Chronicle, 30 August 1895, page 14
Annual General Meeting. Elected: President J. Goldstein, Treasurer
I.Englishman, Hon Sec Charles Berman, Committee M. Malinski, M.
Chatan Torah Charles Berman Chatan Bereshith M. Malinski.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 April 1896, page 3
‘Passover Relief Fund in connection with the Soup Kitchen for Jewish
Poor’ (London). E. Greensweig 10s 6d.
Jewish Chronicle, 14 August 1896, page 18
General Meeting President and Treasurer re-elected. Hon Sec elected
I. M. Shane. Committee M. Malinski, C.A. Levy, M. Sladford.
Chatan Torah C.A. Levy Chatan Bereshith I. M. Shane
Fete at Rodborough on Bank Holiday. Stage performance under
management of Isaac Goldstein, son of Joseph Goldstein, President of
the congregation. Several thousand people present.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 September 1896, page 21
High Holiday services conducted by Rev D. Jacobs, Baal Tokeh,
assisted by Joseph Goldstein. On eve of Yom Kippur Rev D. Jacobs
gave sermon ’his maiden effort in English’.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 September 1896, page 23
Advert. Wanted. A situation for a highly respectable boy
(Orthodox), first class character and scholastic education, aged 14.
Healthy and strong and most respectably connected. Tailoring or such
like trades. Letters to I. M. Shane, Hon Sec, Stroud Hebrew
Jewish Chronicle, 9 October 1896, page 22
Wednesday week, children’s service for Simchat Torah. Rev D. Jacobs
officiated. Tea provided by C.A. Levy and I. M. Shane (Chatan Torah
and Chatan Bereshith). Entertainment arranged by Mr I. Goldstein and
included the Misses Jeanette Levy, Ruth Minden Shane, Miriam
Goldstein, Leah Goldstein; Mr Maurice Goldstein; Masters Barney
Goldstein and Michael Minden Shane; and Miss Kate Mallinski.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 October 1896, page 19
Special meeting. Letter from Rev D. Jacobs resigning after 2 years
as minister. Received with regret. Voted suitable testimonial.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 November 1896, page 1
Death on 16 November of Daniel Greensweig of Zachrocheem,
Russo-Poland, aged 70. Father of Isidore Greensweig of Manchester
and Elias Greensweig of Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 20 November 1896, page 20
General meeting. Rev W.Stoloff of Cheltenham elected minister.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 December 1896, page 24
General meeting. Elected: President E. Greensweig, Treasurer Solomon
Sperber, Hon Sec I. M. Shane.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 February 1897, page 31
In response to Chief Rabbi’s circular letter re the Indian Famine
Appeal, there was an appeal in the synagogue last Saturday when
sermon delivered by Rev L.J.Muscat of Manchester. Raised £5 4s.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 June 1897, page 29
Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Service conducted by resident
minister Rev W.Stoloff, including choir of 18 boys trained by him.
Collection made in response to Lord Mayor’s appeal for Hospital
On Monday the children of the Hebrew School attended National
Thanksgiving and Treat for all schoolchildren in Stroud district.
Minister, President, Treasurer, and Hon Sec ‘exerted themselves for
the enjoyment of the youngsters’. \Isaac Englishman of the Fountain
Hotel provided extra refreshment. Wives of President and Treasurer
and staff attended to wants of the youngsters.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 July 1897, page 25
General meeting for election of Treasurer as Mr Sperber has resigned
through taking up position in South Africa. He was presented with
testimonial in shape of a portrait album and illuminated address.
Marks Levy elected Treasurer. Charles Berman appointed Auditor.
Jewish Chronicle, 2 August 1897, page 1
Marriage on 11 August at the New West End Synagogue, Ada Wolk of
Newcastle upon Tyne and Rev W.Stoloff of Stroud.
[Marriage. Woolf Stoloff September 1897, Paddington 1a 201/Ada Wolk]
Jewish Chronicle, 20 August 1897, page 20
On marriage of resident minister Woolf Stoloff he received many
gifts, including a purse of gold subscribed by members of the
congregation, a handsome gift from the Hebrew classes scholars, and
many individual gifts from members of his late congregation at
Jewish Chronicle, 27 August 1897, page 16
At the South Kensington examinations held in June Philip Greensweig,
son of Elias, passed in Theoretical Chemistry (elementary stage) and
Theoretical Mechanics (theoretical stage).
Jewish Chronicle, 15 October 1897, page 27
Services at the New Dalston Synagogue assisted by Rev D. Jacobs,
late of Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 October 1897, page 29
Chatan Torah Marks Levy, Chatan Bereshith Hyman Levy.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 August 1898, page 20
Annual election of officers. President Isaac Levy, Treasurer Maurice
Mallinski, Hon Sec. I. M. Shane. Committee re-elected en bloc with
addition of Charles Berman.
Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1898, pge 24
Chatan Torah M. Mallinski. Chatan Bereshith I. M. Shane.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 February 1899, page 26
Officers of congregation presented a handsome testimonial to Hyman
Levy on his leaving the town, having been an active member and
officer for 22 years. During this time he presented all the candles
and gave many valuable presents.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 March 1899, page 29
Pleasing function at Liberal Club Lansdown on Monday evening.
Charles Berman, after 19 years residence is leaving for Bristol.
Presented with illuminated address bearing names of 80 prominent
members of the Liberal Club. He did much work for the Liberal Party.
Jewish Chronicle, 15 September 1899, page 25
Chatan Torah Marks Levy. Chatan Bereshith Joseph Goldstein.
Jewish Chronicle, 3 November 1899, page 1
Marriage 29 October at Lansdown Synagogue, by Rev A.Levinson of
Brighton, Sarah, eldest daughter of Marks Levy of Locking Hill to
Leon, eldest son of late Jacob Schneiderman of St Petersburg.
[Marriage. Leon Schneiderman December 1899, Stroud 6a 77s/ Sarah
Jewish Chronicle, 5 January 1900, page 25
Special meeting for presentation to Isaac Levy, president, who has
been mainstay of synagogue for last 23 years, the most liberal
supporter, and every year its Honorary Assistant Reader. Illuminated
address presented. I. M. Shane, Hon Sec, made presentation and
regretted I. Levy’s necessity of leaving the town. [But he is in
Stroud at the 1901, Census and in 1902, is Chatan Torah.]
Jewish Chronicle, 2 February 1900, page 25
Joseph Goldstein elected President.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 May 1890, page 21
At Conference of Jewish Boards of Guardians, one speaker referred to
limited number of trades adopted by Jews. This limitation ‘was
responsible for the overcrowded state o the labour market in Leeds,
Manchester, Leicester and Stroud’.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 August 1900, page 1
Bar mitzvah. Harry, eldest son of Mr & Mrs Levy of Stroud will read
portion of the Law at the synagogue, Lansdown Road.
1 Winchcombe Villas, Cemetery Road, Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 August 1900, page 1
Michael Minden Shane eldest son of Mr & Mrs I. M. Shane will read
portion of the Law at Lansdown synagogue on Saturday 1 September.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 October 1900, page 22
Chatan Torah I. Englishman. Chatan Bereshith I.M.Shane.
Jewish Chronicle, 5 October 1900, page 22
Master Herschell Englishmann(sic) has won the Marline Scholarship,
£26 p.a. for3 years. This is the 4th School Board scholarship won by
Jewish boys in 12 years, ‘which is good percentage considering that
there have never been more than thirteen Jewish families in Stroud.
All the winners were born in Stroud’.
Jewish Chronicle, 19 October 1900, page 25
Englishman and Shane gave tea and entertainment to members followed
by magic lantern programme to Hebrew Classes children.
Jewish Chronicle, 28 December 1900, page 34
Reading congregation. Chanucah service conducted by Mr Speakmaster
of Stroud, a candidate for position of teacher, secretary, etc.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 February 1901, page 1
Morris, youngest son of Mr & Mrs E. Greensweig of Burdett Road, Bow,
late of Stroud, will read portion of the Law at Old Castle
Jewish Chronicle, 8 February 1901, page 26
Memorial service for Queen attended by many Christians. Choir
trained and led by Rev N. Speakmaster.
Jewish Chronicle, 1 March 1901, page 28
Rev Lewis Smogansky (sic) elected minister. [Lewis Smolenski in
Jewish Chronicle, 23 August 1901, page 1
FIANCÉS. Adelaide, eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs I. A. Smith of 61 New
Road Stepney to Aaron, 3rd son of Mr & Mrs L.Levy of 42 Lucas St,
Commercial Road, late of Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 August 1901, page 22
General Meeting. Elected. President I.Englishmann, Treasurer Morris
Malinski, Hon Sec I Minden Shane, his 14th year.
Rev Lewis Smorgonsky(sic) is leaving to take up appointment in Wilna,
Russia. Received hearty wishes and a purse of money.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 September 1901, page 29
Chatan Torah I. Englishmann, President of congregation. Chatah
Bereshith M. Malinski Treasurer of congregation.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 October 1901, page 31
Ruth Minden Shane, daughter of Hon Sec of the congregation, has won
the Franklin Scholarship tenable for 3 years. Harry Levy, son of
Isaac Levy, has gained the Dickens scholarship tenable for 3 years,
won in open competition for all schools in Borough of Stroud and
that 2 should have fallen to Jews is a record considering there are
only 8 Jewish families in Stroud while there are 1400 Christian
scholars who enter for these and other scholarships. In 21 years
Jewish children have won 13 local scholarships.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 April 1902, page 9
Re proposed conference of the Jewish Congregational League. Letter
from H.M.Adler, hon sec of the League. There will be only one
resolution for discussion, viz., to disperse Jewish population from
Jewish Chronicle, 2 May 1902, page 28
Special meeting. Decided to send a delegate to conference of Jewish
Congregational League. Proposed by I.M. Shane that Joseph Prag of
London be delegate. Approved unanimously.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 May 1902, pages 21-5
Report of meeting of Jewish Congregational Union (sic) at the Jewish
Stroud delegates were I.M. Shane and
‘A representative from Stroud struck a very human touch in his
comparison between the Jewish children
of London and of his native Stroud; and his tale of his little
community in the West of England town - all
tailors with big families - was a welcome little interlude in an
oratorical uninteresting discussion’.
Report of Shane’s contribution.
‘Many London Jews had never seen the outside the great City in which
they lived, and therefore knew nothing of
the struggles and heart-burnings of the small Provincial Jewish
congregations. From experience he knew how
gladly the assistance hat could be rendered by a Jewish
Congregational Union would be welcomed by many small
provincial Jewish communities…There was room in Stroud for many
Jews. They did not require them to be
possessed of means, only that they were able and willing to work and
able to speak English. He felt that if the new
movement helped to keep provincial congregations together by
drafting on to them desirable members, more good
would be done than all the institutions in the Jewish community have
ever done before’.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 May 1902, page 28
Harris Levy son of Isaac Levy aged 13 gained first prize in
Shorthand and is also the winner of the principal prize at the
Upland Schools, Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 July 1902, page 30
Florrie Levy aged 13 daughter of Mr & Mrs Marks Levy of Cemetery
Road has passed first class second examination in pianoforte playing
in the London College of Music.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 October 1902, page 30
Daniel Englishman son of Isaac Englishman, president of the
congregation, is winner of the ’Marling’ scholarship £20 p.a. for 3
years. He is sixth Jewish boy in 13 years who has obtained this
scholarship. It is open to competition among 14 schools.
Mendel Malinski son of the Treasurer, has won an open school
competition for 3 years tuition at Stroud School of Art.
Rutha Minden Shane, daughter of the Hon Sec, has graduated in
honours in2 divisions at the School of Arts Science and arts
Chatan Torah Isaac Levy [Note 5 January 1900, said to be leaving
Stroud. But he is in Stroud in 1901, Census]
Chatan Bereshith Louis Weinberg
Jewish Chronicle, 9 January 1903, page 3
Children of Hebrew Classes had Chanucah treat last Sunday. Mr & Mrs
Levy provided tea and entertainment and each child given silver coin
to commemorate Mr & Mrs Levy’s silver wedding.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 January 1903, page 37
Mr Marks Levy presented mantle for Sepher Torah on occasion of son
Harry’s bar mitzvah. Mr Levy elected Auditor and thanked for his
Jewish Chronicle, 6 March 1903, page 1
Marriage 4 March at Hampstead Synagogue by Rev F. L.Cohen assisted
by Rev W. Stoloff. Alice daughter of late Charles Gray of Stroud to
Harry youngest son of Marie Isaac, 3 Frognal, Hampstead.
[Marriage. Alice Mary A. Gray March 1903, Hampstead 1a 1033/Henry
Jewish Chronicle, 1 May 1903, page 1
FIANCÉS. Katie eldest daughter of Mr & Mrs Malinski, Church Street,
Stroud, to Percy, eldest son of Mr A. Harris, Old Montague Street,
[No marriage found. In 1911 she is still single and in parents’
house. But may have got married later in 1911, in Hackney.]
Jewish Chronicle, 24 July 1903, page 30
At recent examination of London College of Music, Florrie Levy
daughter of Mr & Mrs Marks Levy of Cemetery Road passed in
Jewish Chronicle, 28 August 1903, page 21
Annual General Meeting, I Englishman, president, in chair. Cannot
continue in office as his business required him elsewhere.
Elected President, M. Malinski, Treasurer I. Ostroff [but see below
4 September 1903,]. Hon Sec for 20th year I. M.Shane. Auditors M.
Sladford and P. Coots.
Jewish Chronicle, 4 September 1903, page 28
I. Ostroff writes to correct statement that he is Treasurer. He is
Reader, Shochet, and Teacher.
Jewish Chronicle, 11 September 1903, page 26
Chatan Torah I.M.Shane. Chatan Bereshith M.Malinski.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 October 1903, page 7
Day of Atonement services conducted by I. Ostroff assisted by Mr G.
Goodman of Cheltenham.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 May 1904, page 1
Marriage 22 May at the Great Synagogue, Bluma, 2nd daughter of Mr &
Mrs Marks Levy of Stroud to Rev Isaac Ostroff of Aberdare.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 May 1904, page 2
Advert. Mr & Mrs M. Levy of Stroud express great satisfaction to Mr
Isaacs of the Kin’s Hall, Commercial Road, for the most handsome way
in which he catered for their daughter’s wedding and thank him for
the strictly orthodox way in which it was carried out.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 August 1904, page 26
Florence Levy, daughter of Mr & Mrs Marks Levy of Cemetery Road,
Stroud, was successful in passing the Senior Division of the London
College of Music.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 August 1904, page 29
General meeting of congregation. Mr Malinski presided. Unanimously
elected: Rev Z. Domivitz(sic) of London, late of Paris to be
Minister. President Louis Weinberg, Hon Sec I. M. Shane for 21st
Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1904, page 24
Day of Atonement services conducted by Rev Z. Dimiditz(sic) and Mr
Mark Levy. Rev Dimiditz preached.
Chatan Torah I. Englishman. Chatan Bereshith M. Sladford.
Jewish Chronicle, 16 December 1904, page 32
Children attending the Hebrew Classes were examined last Sunday. The
result reflected great credit on their instructor Rev F(sic)
Dimovitz. The following won prizes, the gift of the Hon Sec,
Boys: M.Sladford, M. Levy, J.Englishmann, A. Malinska (sic) and
Girls; N.Weinberg, R.Sladford, R. Levy, and L. Sladford.
The ‘Sarah Vallentine Memorial Prize’ was awarded to Flora M. Shane.
The Hon Sec provided a Chanucah treat and entertainment at Minden
House for all the children.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 January 1905, page 26
Bristol. Dr Myer Coplans of Stroud read a paper to the Social and
Debating Society on ‘The Mosaic Code and Modern Medicine’.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 February 1905, page 5
Jewish population of Stroud 100.
Jewish Chronicle, 31 March 1905, page 35
On leaving Stroud Rev Z. Dimovitz, Shochet and Teacher, was
presented with a suitable gift by the Hebrew Classes and an address
by the officers of the congregation
Jewish Chronicle, 7 April 1905, page 34
Mr M.Levy of Lower Street, Stroud, expresses gratitude to doctors
and nurses of Raphael Ward of London Hospital for the treatment of
Jewish Chronicle, 18 August 1905, page 1
FIANCÉS. Milly, second daughter of Mr and Mrs Isaac Levy of 17 Coborn
Road, Bow, London, late of Stroud, to Woolf Katz, Durban, South
Jewish Chronicle, 6 October 1905, page 23
New Year services were conducted by Rev I. Lubelski assisted by
Jewish Chronicle, 27 October 1905, page 26
After Simchas Torah service the Chatan Bereshith, I.M. Shane, held a
reception then adjourned to Melbourne House, the residence of the
Chatan Torah, Mr M. Levy. Mrs Levy provided tea and entertainment
for the children and a gift for each child.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 June 1906, page 47
Naturalisations in May. Marks Levy, Melbourne House, Lower Street,
Jewish Chronicle, 28 September 1906, page 40
Chatan Torah Mr M. Levi (sic). Chatan Torah Mr M. Sletford(sic).
Jewish Chronicle, 26 October 1906, page 34
Naturalisations in September. Reuben Rom, Belmont Road, Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 9 November 1906, page 2
Mr & Mrs Marks Levy, Stroud, thank on behalf of their son for the
presents received on the occasion of his bar mitzvah. Services were
conducted by Rev I. Ostroff of Aberdare, brother-in-law of the bar
mitzvah and the Sedrah and Haftarah were read by the bar mitzvah,
Jewish Chronicle, 4 January 1907, page 29
Chester. Rev L. Lubetsky (sic) formerly of Stroud, on recommendation
of Chief Rabbi, elected Reader, Shochet and Teacher.
Jewish Chronicle, 18 August 1907, page 7
Ref to Dr Myer Coplans MD DPH, now at Leeds University, had been
stationed at Stroud as Assistant Medical Officer of Health.
Jewish Chronicle, 13 September 1907, page 23
New Year services. Rev S.Anekstein officiated assisted bt Mr Marks
Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1907, page 27
Chatan Torah Mr S. Smith. Chatan Bereshith Mr A. Shainman.
7 February 1908, page 23
‘A dispute concerning the right to various sacred appurtenances of a
synagogue at Lansdown, near Stroud, resulted in an action for their
recovery against Marks Levy, who was stated to have removed them to
prevent them falling into the hands of non-Jews, mortgagees having
taken possession of the synagogue. The defence was that the movable
articles belonged to the congregation of which the defendant (sic)
was president. The judge found that the property was vested in the
trustees, and gave judgment in their favour’.
Jewish Chronicle, 22 May 1908, page 13
Board of Deputies. Nr C.H.L Emanuel (Solicitor and Secretary)
referred to an action brought by the Trustees of the Stroud
Synagogue to recover possession of some Scrolls of the Law and other
articles. The Trustees were successful in the action but efforts
were being made to get the Trustees to give up the things in dispute
so that the synagogue could be restarted.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 July 1908, page 28
Board of Deputies. Report that the Rev G. J. Emanuel [of Birmingham]
had been given custody of the Scrolls of the Law belonging to the
Stroud synagogue ’which had been deposited in undesirable quarters’.
Jewish Chronicle, 8 January 1909, page 30
At the recent examination of the Incorporated Society of Musicians
held at Bristol, Cila(sic) [Clara?] Levy aged 8, youngest daughter
of Mr & Mrs Marks Levy of Stroud, passed the preparatory grade in
pianoforte with honours.
[NOTE. Although the synagogue closed in 1908, and the community
largely dispersed, The Jewish Year Book continued, annually, to
print details of what amounted to a fictitious congregation, for
some 20 years.]
Jewish Chronicle, 17 September 1909, New Year Greetings page
Mr & Mrs Marks Levy 475 Mile End Road, London, late of Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 29 October 1909, page 1
Death 26 October at 461 Mile End Road, Elias Greensweig, aged 58,
late of Stroud, husband of Flora.
Jewish Chronicle, 30 September 1910, New Year Greetings page
Mr & Mrs Marks Levy and family, 266 Burdett Road, London, late of
Jewish Chronicle, 30 September 1910, Greetings continued page
Mr & Mrs S. Sperber and family, ‘Ravenswood’, Havelock Road,
Jewish Chronicle, 10 February 1911, page 1
Betrothal. Ada eldest daughter of Mrs and the late Saul W. Dubowski,
457 Mile End Road, to Harry Arnold, youngest son of Mr & Mrs Lewis
Levy, 9 Turner Street, Stepney, late of Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 12 July 1912, page 1
Death on 6 July at 117 Shepherd’s Bush Road, Hammersmith, Isidore,
husband of Jane Greensweig, formerly of Manchester and Stroud.
Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1913 New Year Greetings page
Mr & Mrs L. Weinberg and family late of Stroud, 8 Gloucester Street,
Jewish Chronicle, 12 January 1924, page 10
Obituary of Samuel Orler. Was shochet for 40 years and chazan-shochet
at Stroud when he took active part in bringing about the erection of
a permanent synagogue. Then he went to London to serve under the
Board of Shechita.
Jewish Chronicle, 24 December 1932, page 2
Death on 18 December of Isaac Levy, late of Stroud. Children: Mrs C.
Scott, Johannesburg; A. Levy, Durban; Mrs W. Katz, Germany; Mrs H.
Lawrence, Brighton; Mrs R. Salter, Ealing; Mrs I. Winstone, London
N.15; Mr H. Lindley-Lewis, Hove; Mr G. Lewis, Harrow.
Jewish Chronicle, 27 June 1941, page 2
Diamond wedding. Mr & Mrs Lewis Wyburn, 11 Tredegar Square, Bow
(late Bristol). Temporary address 30 Chapel Street, Stroud.
[Probably in Stroud from 1883 when son Solomon born. In 1891, as
Lewis Wineberg, 1901, as Lewin Weinburg. In 1911 in Bristol as Lewis
Jewish Chronicle, 28 May 1943, page 13
Rabbi Dr S. M. Lehrman visited Cirencester and Stroud ’where
arrangements were made for religious instruction to begin at the
local various schools under the auspices of the Joint Emergency
Jewish Chronicle, 5 November 1943, page 12
Nathaniel Jacobs, born in Stroud and eldest son of Rev D. and Mrs
Jacobs, has been a minister at various synagogues in UK and Jamaica.
Now Defence Officer and Secretary of the Council of Manchester and
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