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Press Reports relating to the Barnsley Jewish Community
 1903 - 1979

Compiled by Harold Pollins

Information within square brackets is from the compiler

Jewish Chronicle, 16 January 1903, page 26

Quotes from the Church Times. With disappearance of School Boards such an absurdity as that of the Wombwell Board some years ago will no longer be possible.
Board appointed as Assistant-Master at Barnsley School a Mr Moses Sanger, a Jew. When required to read school prayers he refused, and also absented himself on Jewish New Year. The Board ordered him to conform to its rules or resign. The Church Times said this was ridiculous.
The Board had been tolerant in appointing a Jew to give religious instruction to children of Christian parents. The Jew had a conscience and so must not do certain things. The Board’s tolerance broke down. ‘… in the matter of the appointment the claims of the teacher ought to have been placed first, and a teacher should have been given them who believed what he had to teach them’.
If they oust him for his refusal to violate the religious scruples which they might have supposed him to feel when they appointed him they will justly incur the charge of religious persecution; ’if they leave him alone their ridiculous conduct in appointing him will be strongly emphasised’.

Jewish Chronicle, 10 February 1905, page 13.

Meeting of the Anglo-Jewish Association. Mr Moses Sanger has been appointed by the Alliance to the vacant post of teacher of English at the Bagdad School.

Jewish Chronicle, 12 April 1907, page 12.

Mr Sanger has left the Bagdad School.

Jewish Chronicle, 12 June 1903, page 25

"The Jewish families of Barnsley have formed themselves into a congregation, and held minyan for Pentecost. The officers of the New Briggate Synagogue, Leeds, lent the Sepher".

Jewish Chronicle, 17 July 1903, page 26

‘At a meeting of the congregation, held at 82 Castlereagh street, the following officers were elected: President, Mr. B. Prosser; Treasurer, Mr. M. Glass; Secretary, Mr. M. Fieldman; Auditors, The Rev. I. Dobkin and Mr. A. Abelson; Committee, Messrs. Finkelstone, Smulawich, Cohen, Berenstine, Diamond and Lewis’.

Jewish Chronicle, 23 September 1904, page 24
Chatan Torah L. Harris. Chatan Bereshit M. Glass

Jewish Chronicle, 30 June 1905, page 28

Re the Aliens Bill. In Barnsley, Mr Joseph Walton writes to Mr Nathan Cohen - will support amendments to the Bill.

Jewish Chronicle, 7 July 1905, page 33

Naturalisations in June
Isaac Prosser (known as Isaac Harris) 58 Dodworth Road, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 4 August 1905, page 31

Naturalisations in July
Mr Nathan Cohen, 53 Hopwood Street, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 8 September 1905, page 8

Mr P. Verbelofsky and family thank Rev Mr Dolphin, Messrs Ryder, Bernstein, Nelson, and Harris for sympathy in their recent bereavement, and also to the Barnsley congregation. Address: 45 Shambles Street, Barnsley, late of Manchester. [Death notice: Rose Verbelofsky September 1905 aged 63 Barnsley 9c 130]

Jewish Chronicle, 22 September 1905, page 2

SERVICES during the High Festivals will be held at the ARCADE HALL, BARNSLEY. For particulars of SEATS, &c., apply to Mr. M. Cohen, 53 Hopwood-street, Barnsley’.

Jewish Chronicle, 6 October 1905, page 14

Consecration of Bradford Synagogue. Visitors included S. Krakauer of Barnsley.

Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1912, page 2

Contribution to Blackburn Hebrew Congregation to fund for renovating synagogue: Adolphus Aaron Barnsley, £1.1.0.

Jewish Chronicle, 6 June 1913, page 3

Otherwise JACOB FISH deceased
If the legal representative or next of kin of the above deceased who formerly resided at Warsaw Poland and for the last 20 years at Fishers Lodging House Doncaster-road Barnsley will communicate with me the undersigned, they will hear something to their advantage.
Clerk to Guardians of Barnsley Union, Pitt-street, Barnsley, England. 23rd May, 1913’.

Jewish Chronicle, 18 September 1914: New Year Greetings page xiv

Mr and Mrs I. Pearl, 56 Dodworth Road, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 5 November 1915, page 6

Relief of Polish Jews.  Contribution from S. Harris, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 19 January 1917: Young Israel, page 2

Monty Pearl, 56 Dodworth Road, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 6 September 1918: New Year Greetings page xiv

Mr and Mrs Pearl, 56 Dodworth Road, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 4 November 1921, page 2

Death 8 October in Manchester, father of Mrs Pearl, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 17 March 1922, page 2

Death on 12 March at his residence, Monk Bretton, near Barnsley, Bernhard, husband of Bella Nemrow
[death. Bernhard Nemrow March 1922, aged 50, Barnsley pc 260]

Jewish Chronicle, 14 September 1928: New Year Greetings, page xxii

Mr and Mrs Pearl, Holgate Villa, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 3 March 1933, page 2

Death on 26 February at 4 Victoria Road, Barnsley, Sissie Krakauer.
[Death. Sissie Krakauer March 1933, aged 7, Barnsley 9c 373]

Jewish Chronicle, 3 March 1933, page 28

Mr Irving Leigh has been appointed Honorary Dental Surgeon to the Barnsley Beckett Hospital

Jewish Chronicle, 30 March 1934, page 2

In Memoriam. Henrietta Krakauer, died 19 April 1930.  4 Victoria Road, Barnsley
[Death. Henrietta Krakaner [sic] June 1930 aged 74. Barnsley 9c 216]

Jewish Chronicle,  27 September 1936, page II

Death on 23 September at 9 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, Isaac Isidore Pearl aged 68.  Husband of Sarah, father of Lily, Leon and Monty.  Father-in-law of Frank David Dennis.
[Death.  Isaac I Pearl September 1935 aged 68 Barnsley 9c 221]

Jewish Chronicle, 27 September 1935: New Year Greetings page xxiv

Mr and Mrs Pearl, Holgate Villa, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 3 March 1939, page 18

Council for German Jewry. Contribution to Fund, Mrs L. Dennis

Jewish Chronicle, 19 April 1940, page 3

Birth.  On 8 April to Mr and Mrs Simon Wallis (nee Dinah Pepperman) a daughter. 10 Greville Place, Queen's Drive, Barnsley.
[Birth. Sandra R Wallis June 1940 Barnsley 9c 603. Mother, Pepperman]

Jewish Chronicle, 1 December 1944, page 11

Birth. On 2 November at the Jessop Hospital (Private Block) Sheffield, a son to Dr and Mrs Philip Lewis of Hoyland Common, near Barnsley.
[Birth. Eric Lewis. December 1944 Barnsley 9c 170. Mother Brannender]

Jewish Chronicle, 1 November 1946: Young Israel page 16

Rachel Wallis, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1947: Young Israel page 16

Sandra R. Wallis, 10 Greville Place, Queen's Drive, Barnsley

Jewish Chronicle, 26 September 1947, page 13

Eric Lipson has been appointed an officer of the Ministry of Labour at Barnsley. Active in Sheffield and has completed 'A History of the Sheffield Jewish Community'.

Jewish Chronicle, 22 July 1949, page 7

Barmitzvah.  Martin Brian elder son of Dr and Mrs Phillip Lewis of Hoyland Common, Barnsley, will read a portion of the law on 30 July at Wilson Road Synagogue, Sheffield

Jewish Chronicle, 9 December 1955, page 2

Death. 29 November at "Tonga", Grimethorpe, near Barnsley, Serina Flexer, eldest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Cohda [sic], widow of the late Louis
[Death. Serina Flexer, December 1955, aged 57 Hemworth 2b 615]

Jewish Chronicle, 11 August 1961, page 7

Silver Wedding. Dr and Mrs Philip Crann of "Tonga", Grimethorpe, near Barnsley, were married at the Great Synagogue, Belgrave Street, Leeds, on 13 August 1936.

Jewish Chronicle, Will of max Krakauer of Barnsley, retired jeweller, who died last June, left estate in Great Britain valued at £56,632 (net £54,409, duty £20,123). Left £250 each to Belgrave Street Synagogue, Leeds and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
[Death. Max Krakauer, June 1967 aged 86, Barnsley 2b 42]

Jewish Chronicle, 28 June 1968, page 19

Mr Sydney Gordon of Barnsley, who was Leader of Hayton Council for many years has been made an OBE.

Jewish Chronicle, 22 November 1968, page 3

Death. Sara Pearl aged 97, relict of the late Isadore Isaac, on 15th November at Barnsley.  Interred at Urnston. Mother of Lilly, Monty and the late Leon. Grandmother of Michael, Mother-in-law of Frank and Gladys.
[Death. December 1968 aged 97, Barnsley 2b 23]

Jewish Chronicle, 23 November 1973, page 16

Abuse of Sunday Trading Laws
'In Barnsley, Pakistani stall holders were reported to be bringing in Jewish traders to manage theirs stalls'.
[Jews had legal right to trade on Sundays provided they did not operate on Saturdays.]

Jewish Chronicle, 7 September 1979, page 12

Reunion in Leeds when 5 siblings got together for the first time in 40 years.  Occasion, the Golden Wedding of Mr and Mrs Harry Michael. Siblings included Mr David Vining of Barnsley.

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