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Barking Hebrew Congregation

Barking, Essex

 

 

 

 Congregation Data

Name:

Barking Hebrew Congregation

Address:

9 Heath Street (now known as St. Paul's Road), Barking, Essex, until 1939, when the building was sold as part of a redevelopment scheme.(i)

Subsequently until the 1949 merger (see below), the Congregation held services in various temporary buildings, including Faircross School, Hulse Avenue, Barking.(ii)

Date Founded:

The Synagogue was constructed in 1926.(iii)

Current Status:

Merged in 1949 with the Becontree and District Associate Synagogue to form the The Barking and Becontree Affiliated Synagogue.(iv)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

Initially unaffiliate, but linked to the United Synagogue for burial rights.(v) In 1947, the Congregation became an Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogues, until the 1949 merger.(vi)

Minister:

Rev. B. Ostroff - from at least 1928 until at least 1936.(vii)

Officers (pre-WWII)(viii):

President:

Dr. H. K. Ripka (1938)

Vice President:

I. Rose (1938)

Wardens:

D. Polikoff and B. Zolowsky (1927-35)

Treasurer:

M. Gold (1927)

D. Polikoff (1928-1930, 1934, 1935)

H. Franks and J. Cohen (1938)

Hon. Secretary:

H. Franks (1927-35)

Secretary:

J. Cohen (1938)

Officers (1940s)(ix):

President:

H. Saunders (1948)

Vice-President:

H. Davies (1948)

Treasurer:

M. May (1948)

Hon. Secretary:

M. Saideman (1948)

Membership Data:

1948 -  152  male seat holders (x)

Local Government District:

The suburb of Barking is in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (known as the London Borough of Barking until 1980). It was previously (until 1965) in the former Municipal Borough of Barking (which was the Urban District of Barking Town until 1931).(xi)

Bibliography - London

Registration District (BMD):

Barking & Dagenham (renamed from Barking on 1 April 1989)(xii) - Link to Register Office website.

Cemetery Information:

For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The London Metropolitan Archives (Ref. Code: ACC/2712/BKS) - Administrative History of the Congregation. This was also the address shown in pre-WWII Jewish Year Books.

  • (ii) The Jewish Year Book 1949 refers to this as the temporary address of the Congregation. The Congregation was not listed in the Jewish Year Book 1947.  

  • (iii) The London Metropolitan Archives (Ref. Code: ACC/2712/BKS) - Administrative History of the Congregation. The first listing of the congregation was in the Jewish Year Book 1928.

  • (iv) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by A. Newman, 1976, pp.222-3.

  • (v) Jewish Year Books from at least 1928 through at least 1936.

  • (vi) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by A. Newman, 1976, pp.222-3.

  • (vii) Listed in Jewish Year Books from 1929 through 1936. He is also described as the Reader, Teacher and Mohel.

  • (viii) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Books 1928 through 1933, 1935 through 1939. Years shown in parenthesis indicate listing in the Jewish Year Book for the subsequent year.

  • (ix) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Book 1949. Although the Congregation was listed in the 1940 and 1945/6 editions, no information had been provided since the 1939 edition. The congregation was not listed in the 1947 edition. The year shown in parenthesis (1948) indicate listing in the Jewish Year Book for the subsequent year.

  • (x) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by A. Newman, 1976, pp.218.

  • (xi) The London Borough of Barking, an Outer London Borough within the Greater London administrative area, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of almost all the Municipal Borough of Barking with the greater part of the Municipal Borough of Dagenham. Both areas had then been part of the County of Essex.

  • (xii) The former Registration District was Romford, from the formation of Congregation until 1 April 1965. All registers would now be held by current register office.


List of United Synagogue Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

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Page created: 17 November 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes added: 27 April 2018
Latest revision or update: 27 May 2018


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