the former

Walton-on-the-Naze Jewish Community

Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex




Press Reports relating to the Jewish Community of Walton-on-the-Naze
1908 to 1998

Compiled by Harold Pollins

Jewish Chronicle, 20 March 1908 page 24
Jewish Board of Guardians. Reference to the Samuel Lewis Bequest for a seaside convalescent home. After considerable search a suitable site has been found at Walton-on-the-Naze. The purchase has recently been completed. Building operations to start as soon as possible.

Jewish Chronicle, 6 May 1910 page 14
Opening ceremony of the Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home will be on Wednesday (4th). The bequest was for £100,000 for the erection and maintenance of a sea-side convalescent home.

Jewish Chronicle, 21 March 1913 page 29
Jewish Board of Guardians. The late Mrs Barnato’s bequest of £1,000 for a cottage home for Jewish children predisposed to phthisis is proving a huge success.

Jewish Chronicle, 17 October 1913 page 30
Services during High Holydays were held at the Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home.

Jewish Chronicle, 31 March 1922 page 28
Last year and this year the Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home was closed in the winter months for lack of Funds.

Jewish Chronicle, 3 September 1926 page 10
Title of sermon at the Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home.

Jewish Chronicle, 10 September 1926 page 12
Title of sermon at the Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home.
[No other references found]

Jewish Chronicle, 3 July 1931 page iii
Advert for ‘Saville House’, Saville Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, Kosher Boarding Residence. Proprietress Miss D.[Dora] Shuster. [First advert]

Jewish Chronicle, 6 May 1932 page 33.
Mrs A. Katin, for 10 years established successfully at Eastbourne, is now joining Mrs Robin(sic) in conducting a fully Orthodox boarding house at Walton-on-the-Naze.

Jewish Chronicle, 7 June 1932 page 39
Adverts for
1. ‘Saville House’
2. 43 The Parade, Boarding House run by Mrs A. Katin and Mrs R. Rabin(sic). [No. 2. was short-lived]

Jewish Chronicle, 9 July 1932 page 39
Walton-on-the-Naze. ‘Saville House’. The only kosher board residence open all the year.

Jewish Chronicle, 18 August 1933 page 10
Members of the Jewish Institute Boys’ Club, Mulberry Street, E. enjoyed 10 days camping holiday at Walton-on-the-Naze. [Repeated annually until the war]

Jewish Chronicle, 1 June 1934 page 51
‘Saville House’, 31-37 Saville Street. Extended and extensively re-decorated.

Jewish Chronicle, 14 September 1934 page xii
‘Saville House’. ‘Services held’.

Jewish Chronicle, 14 June 1935 page 37
‘A Siyum Hatorah, in celebration of the presentation of a Sefer Torah by Mr. and Mrs. J. Shuster, will be held at the Synagogue, “Saville House”, on Sunday next at 8 p.m. The residents of Clacton-on-Sea are co-operating with Mr. Shuster to form a Congregation and it is hoped that the Jewish residents of Frinton, Holland and Colchester, wishing to join, will communicate with Miss D. Shuster, “Saville House”, 31-37 Saville Street, Walton-on-the-Naze’.

Jewish Chronicle, 20 September 1935 page iv
First mention in adverts since 14 June 1935 of ‘Synagogue. Services held on premises’, presumably for High Holydays.

Jewish Chronicle, 4 September 1936 page iv.
In 1936 first advert to include ‘Synagogue on premises’. Thereafter included in all adverts until the war.

Jewish Chronicle, 2 April 1937 page 1
Engagement. Myer, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Abrahams, 35 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze to May, second daughter of Mr and Mrs S. Bernstein, 31 Windsor Road, Forest Gate, E7. [No marriage found]

Jewish Chronicle, 23 April 1937 page iii
[New board residence].
“Somerville”, Kosher board residence open all year. Mr and Mrs H. Cowan.
[Adverts appear until 2 July 1937 page 51]

Jewish Chronicle, 1 April 1938 page 10
New Advert.
Morris’s Private Residence, “Collessan”, Prince’s Esplanade, Walton-on-the-Naze. Strictly Orthodox.
[Adverts until 8 July 1938 page 58]

Jewish Chronicle, 1939.
“Saville House”. Adverts until 14 July 1939 page 42. [But still open 1 September, see below]

Jewish Chronicle, 28 July 1939 page 33
Brady Girls’ Club. Harcourt Social and Literary Club. Reference to annual outing at Walton-on-the-Naze.

Jewish Chronicle, 1 September 1939 page 21
At a concert, held at Saville House, organised by Mr Gabriel Young and Mrs Shuster, £8. 5s collected for Czech refugees who had given the concert. A previous concert organised by the vicar and local clergy, held at the Congregational Church, raised £7.

1939 Register
55 High Street, Frinton and Walton UD.
Marks Abrahams .Fishmonger.

Jewish Chronicle, 28 March 1941 page 3
Death of Marks Abraham. Mourned by wife Janey and sons, ‘Mick’, Sam, Monty and Alfred. 43 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze.

Jewish Chronicle, 5 November 1948 page 16
Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home. During war was occupied by the military, and was bombed.

Jewish Chronicle, 1 July 1949 page 14
After interval of 10 years the Convalescent Home has been re-opened and reconsecrated. North wing was bombed.

January 1950
http://www.putmans.co.uk/oldwaltonindex.htm - Old Walton Photo Archive. Photos of the Convalescent Home, extensions under construction. Items 1584 and 1585.

Jewish Chronicle, 9 September 1966 page 16
New Year services will be held for the first time in the ‘brand new synagogue’, recently reconsecrated at the Jewish Welfare Board’s Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home at Walton-on-the- Naze.

Jewish Chronicle, 16 April 1976 page 6
‘The Samuel Lewis Home in Walton on the Naze – the only Jewish Convalescent Home approved by the National Health Service will close on May 31st through lack of financial support’.

Jewish Chronicle, 3 July 1998 page 32
Bible Quiz N. 77. List of those who solved problems, includes Oliver R. T. Woodman, Walton-on-the-Naze.

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List of JCR-UK Articles and Press Extracts by Harold Pollins

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Page most recently amended: 22 November 2016


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