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Selected Press Reports relating to the
Peterborough Jewish Community

Jewish Chronicle, 15 November 1940

FOR EVACUEES NEAR PETERBOROUGH - Parents of Jewish children evacuated to villages around Peterborough should let me have all necessary particulars if they wish provision to be made for their children's religious education under the auspices of the Joint Emergency Committee of London. I should also be pleased to hear from Jewish residents in and around Peter- borough who might be interested in forming a Congregation and Jewish centre.
MR. B. GREENBERG, (Visiting Jewish Teacher, Peterborough and District), 90, Elmfield Road, End, Peterborough.

Jewish Chronicle, 13 June 1941

It was reported that a class for all Jewish children in the Peterborough district is held at the Lincoln Road Council School on Sunday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. under the auspices of the Joint Emergency Committee [for Religious Education]. Mr Greenberg was the teacher.

Jewish Chronicle, 18 July 1941

PETERBOROUGH - Last Sabbath saw the inauguration of regular Sabbath morning services in Peterborough at the Westgate Congregational Church Hall, by permission of the Deacons...Inquiries from Jewish residents and Servicemen in this area should be addressed to the Hon. Secretary, Mr. B. Greenberg, 90, Elmfield Road, Garton End, Peterborough.

Jewish Chronicle, 27 March 1943

PETERBOROUGH—A United Synagogue Membership Group has been formed. The Honorary Oflicers are Messrs. M. A. Marcus and L. Stechler, Wardens: and S. Walters, Financial Representative. The Peterborough Jewish Institute will continue its activities under the Chairmanship of Mr. Charles Shaw and the existing committee.

Jewish Chronicle, 9 February 1945

PETERBOROUGH - At the Rechabite Hall a gathering was held recently under the auspices of the Jewish Institute and the Ladies Guild, and during the evening the presentation of a purse was made to the Rev. B. Greenberg by the Chairman, Mr. J. Freedman, who spoke of the valuable services given to the Jews of the area in the past five years by Mr. Greenberg, who was now taking up an appointment as a Chaplain to the Forces.

Jewish Chronicle, 8 July 2011

PETERBOROUGH SYNAGOGUE has resumed services in a rented room in a local church after an emotional final Friday night in its premises for 57 years.
The United Synagogue is trying to sell the Cobden Avenue building for £75,000 but has yet to find a buyer.
Peterborough Mayor Paula Thacker was among the 30 people at the farewell service, where the attendance was swelled by a number of non-Jewish locals. The shul has just eight official members.
"People come and go," reported chair and lay leader Charles Salamon. 'We often have Israelis who stay for a month or two and we have a fair few who don't have membership. We don't always get a minyan but mostly we do." At its peak, the shul had 100 members.
Mr Salamon said the move had been 'very upsetting, it's quite a wrench. We loaded all the furniture and plaques onto two vans sent by the US.
"The US are doing the best they can to be helpful but I am angry that we have had to move out before the building has even been sold. But we have to make the best of it."

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