the former

Macclesfield Hebrew Congregation

(Macclesfield United Synagogue Membership Group)

Macclesfield, Cheshire




Selected Press Reports relating to the former
Macclesfield Jewish Community, 1949-1952

Jewish Chronicle, 22 April 1949

Manchester conference for small communities
Mr. Cohen (Macclesfield) said that his community, which, during the last two years, had dwindled to about 10 or 12 families, had neither minister, butcher, nor teacher. A teacher visited them once a week. He suggested that a minister should visit them occasionally. A second representative from Macclesfield suggested that there should be some sort of postal scheme organised on a national scale to keep the children conscious of their Judaism.

Jewish Chronicle, 22 December 1950

A pair of silver candlesticks has been presented by members of the Macclesfield and Wilmslow community to Mr. Joshua Cohen, first President, and Mrs. Cohen, on the occasion of their silver wedding.

Jewish Chronicle,
23 November 1951

Mrs. S. Winnett, Hon. Secretary of the Macclesfield Jewish community, writes: The small community of Macclesfield, Cheshire, has sustained a great loss by the death of its founder and first President. Mr. Joshua Cohen. For some years before the last war he and his family were the only Jews in Macclesfield and he was highly respected by his fellow-citizens. During the war Mr. and Mrs. Cohen offered the hospitality of their home to Jewish newcomers to the town, whether refugees from Nazi oppression or from the blitzed areas. A man of deep religious convictions, he gave freely of his time and money to charity.

Jewish Chronicle, 15 February 1952

Rabbi B. M. Casper (Director of Hebrew Education), Manchester, recently visited Macclesfield, Cheshire, and examined the eight children of the Hebrew class. Later he gave an address to members of the congregation on Jewish education.


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