the former

Bishop Auckland Jewish Community

& Synagogue

North Tyneside, Tyne & Wear




Selected Press Reports relating to
the former Bishop Auckland Jewish Community

Jewish Chronicle, 9 May 1941

The Rev. S. P. Toperoff, of Sunderland, addressed the Jewish residents of Bishop Auckland (Durham) and neighbouring districts recently, and, following his address, working committees for social and religious activities were organised. Services are going to be held regularly on Saturday mornings. Mr. Leo Lewin is Honorary Life President of the Congregation: Mr. A. Friede. President; Mr. A. Snipper, Treasurer; Mr. K. Lewin, Trustee; and Mr. P. King, Secretary (11, John Street, Eldon Lane, where all communications should be addressed).

Jewish Chronicle, 1 May 1942

BISHOP AUCKLAND - At a meeting of the Congregation held at the Lightfoot Institute last week, the following were elected: Messrs. A. Friede, President; S. Cooper, Hon. Secretary and Treasurer; and H. Goodstone, H. Abrahams, and S. Feirtag, Committee.

Jewish Chronicle, 8 October 1943

BISHOP AUCKLAND - At the annual meeting of the Congregation, held in the Lightfoot Institute, the following were elected: Messrs. A. Friede, President; S. Cooper, Secretary; and H. Goodstone and S. Abrahams, Committee.

Jewish Chronicle, 21 June 1946

The Jewish Cemetery at Bishop Auckland was consecrated recently by Rabbi E. S. Rabinowitz, of Newcastle, and the Rev. G. Wulwik(sic), of Middlesbrough. Among those who attended were members of the Urban District Council. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. L. Lewin and Mr. A. Friede. A service was held later at the Lightfoot Institute, conducted by the Rev. G. Wulwik. Rabbi Rabinowitz addressed the gathering and appealed for funds for the Joel Intract Memorial Home for Aged Jews. Presiding at a tea held afterwards, Mr. Rabin, President of the Congregation, thanked the Chairman and members of the Urban District Council for attending. In his reply, Councillor Proudfoot, the Chairman, said the people of Bishop Auckland were grateful to the local Jewish Community for the prosperity and work they had brought to the district.


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