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Addiscombe and District Synagogue

Croydon, London

 

 

   

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Congregation Data

Name:

Addiscombe and District Synagogue(ii)

Former Name:

Addiscombe Jewish Congregation, until about 1948.(iii)

Address:

45 Ashburton Road, Addiscombe, Croydon, consecrated by Rabbi Kopul Rosen in February 1948.(iv) Festivals services were held at Clyde Hall, Clyde Road, Addiscombe.

When Formed:

The origins of the congregation were in about July 1947(v) when a number of members of Croydon & District Synagogue living in and around Addiscombe began arranging separate services for the High Holidays.

Status:

Closed in 1954 when the congregation reunited with Croydon & District Synagogue.

Mr. M. Lederman, President of the Federation of Synagogues, speaking at a reception for the combined congregations, "stressed the need for unity within the Orthodox community whatever the degree of observance. For the sake of future generations it was essential that Orthodox bodies present a united front against weakening tendencies".(viii)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues, admitted in February/March 1948.(ix)

Ministers:
(To view a short profile of a minister or reader whose name appears in blue - hold the cursor over his name.)

Rabbi J. Newman - from 1947 until 1951(xiii)

Rabbi Rafael Wolf Cymberg -  from 1951 until 1952(xiv)

Rev. P. England -  from about 1953 until 1954(xv)

Lay Officers:

The data below has been extracted from Jewish Year Books, supplemented by The Jewish Chronicle reports of the AGMs (annual general meetings) for 1951, 1952 and 1953.(xviii)

President

1947-1954 - Dr. A. Fry(xix)

Vice Presidents

1947-1953 - M. Prasker (or Prashker)(xx)

1953-1954 - R. Collins(xxi)

Wardens(xxii)

1951-1952 - R. Ralph(xxiii)

1952-1953 - R. Ralph and M. Weintrob(xxiv)

1953-1954 - R. Ralph(xxv)

Treasurers

1947-1951 - R. Ralph(xxvi)

1951-1953 - M. Urwand(xxvii)

1953-1954 - M. Urwand and J. Bliss(xxviii)

Hon. Secretaries

1947-1951 - L. Newman(xxix)

1951-1953 - M. Silverman(xxx)

1953-1954 - D. Ralph(xxxi)

Local Government District:

Addiscombe, which is a couple of miles east of the centre of Croydon, in South London (about 15 miles south of Charing Cross), is in the London Borough of Croydon, an Outer London Borough created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Prior to 1965, Addiscombe was in the former County Borough of Croydon (established 1889), geographically within the County of Surrey.

Registration District (BMD):

Croydon - Link to Register Office website

Cemetery
Information:

For Federation of Synagogues cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) The name of the congregation as listed in Jewish Year Books from 1949.

  • (iii) The name of the congregation as listed in the Jewish Year Book 1948.

  • (iv) The Jewish Chronicle report of 20 February 1948. It was also the address listed in Jewish Year Books from 1949 through 1954.

  • (v) The congregation was first listed in the Jewish Year Book 1948.

  • (vi) and (vii) Reserved.

  • (viii) The Jewish Chronicle report of 23 July 1954. The congregation was last listed in the Jewish Year Book 1954.

  • (ix) The Jewish Chronicle report of 5 March 1948. The congregation was at all times listed in Jewish Year Books under the Federation of Synagogues.

  • (x) to (xii) Reserved.

  • (xiii) Rabbi Newman was listed as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1948 through 1951.

  • (xiv) Rabbi Cymberg's initial election was approved at the 1951 AGM (Jewish Chronicle report of 4 May 1951) and he started at his next post in 1952. He was listed as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1952 and 1953.

  • (xiv) Rev. England was listed as minister of the congregation in the Jewish Year Book 1954.

  • (xvi) and (xvii) Reserved.

  • (xviii) These three AGMs were reported in The Jewish Chronicle, respectively on 4 May 1951, 18 July 1952 and 10 April 1953.

  • (xix) Dr. Fry was listed as president on each occasion the congregation was listed in Jewish Year Books as well as all three AGMs mentioned above.

  • (xx) M. Prashker was listed as vice president of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1948 through 1950 and M. Prasker was reported as elected vice president at the 1951 and 1952 AGMs.

  • (xxi) Based upon the election of Mr. Collins as vice president at the 1953 AGM. He is not listed in Jewish Year Books.

  • (xxii) Wardens for this congregation were not listed in Jewish Year Books.

  • (xxiii) Based upon the election of Mr. R. Ralph as warden at the 1951 AGM.

  • (xxiv) Based upon the election of Messrs. R. Ralph and M. Weinrob as wardens at the 1952 AGM.

  • (xxv) Based upon the election of Mr. R. Ralph as warden at the 1953 AGM.

  • (xxvi) Based upon R. Ralph's listing as treasurer of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1948 through 1951.

  • (xxvii) Based upon the election of Mr. Urwand as treasurer at the 1951 AGM. He is also listed as treasurer in Jewish Year Books from 1952.

  • (xxviii) Based upon the election of Mr. Urwand and Mr. Bliss as joint treasurers at the 1952 AGM. Mr. Bliss is not listed in any Jewish Year Book.

  • (xxix) Based upon L. Newman's listing as hon. secretary of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1948 through 1951.

  • (xxx) Based upon the election of M. Silverman as hon. secretary of the congregation at the 1951 and 1952 AGMs and his listing as hon. secretary in Jewish Year Books 1952 and 1953.

  • (xxxi) Based upon the election of D. Ralph as hon. secretary of the congregation at the 1953 AGM and his listing as hon. secretary in the Jewish Year Book 1954.

 

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