North Devon Jewish Community
Selected Press Reports relating to the former
Devon Jewish Community
Jewish Chronicle, 19 June 1942
Rev. C.M. Bloch, whose appointment as a
Chaplain to the Forces was reported last week, was described as of Portsmouth
and Southsea. Mr. Bloch left Portsmouth over a year ago on his appointment as
Liaison and Education Officer for North Devon, under the Joint Emergency
Committee, with his headquarters at Ilfracombe.
Jewish Chronicle, 25 December 1942
ILFRACOMBE - At a recent meeting of the Congregation the following were elected:
Messrs. J. Fainlight, President; H. Schneider, Vice-President; I. Rose, Treasurer; and B. Wykansky, Hon. Secretary.
Jewish Chronicle, 17 August 1945
ILFRACOMBE—A farewell gathering was held in honour of Mr. and Mrs. Wykansky prior to their departure for London. Mr. D. J. Fainlight, President,
spoke of Mr. Wvkansky's services, since 1941, as their Honorary Minister and Secretary, Mr. Schneider, Vice-president, referred to his welfare work
for the refugee members, and Mr. Press, Treasurer, spoke of the work done by Mr. and Mrs. Wykansky on behalf of Service men and women.
A presentation was made of an illuminated address and inscribed silverware. Mr. Wykansky delivered a farewell sermon.
Ilfracombe Hebrew Congregation page
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