the former

Worcester Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Worcester, Worcestershire




Reports relating to the Worcester Jewish Community
Appearing in the Press during World War II

Compiled by Harold Pollins

Jewish Chronicle, 21 March 1941, page 19

‘A Friday evening service has for the second time been held in Worcester, attended by evacuees from Birmingham and refugees from the Continent. Local Jewish residents who are interested in the continuation of regular services should get in touch with Mr. J. Zuck, 11, High Street, Worcester, who has provided his house for the Minyan.’

Jewish Chronicle, 4
April 1941, page 16

‘The Headmaster of the [Birmingham] Talmud Torah, The Rev. R. Rabinowitz, has arranged for Hebrew Classes at the Technical Institute, Worcester, on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4.45 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.’

Jewish Chronicle, 12
September 1941, page 15

‘WORCESTER. Services on the Holy-days will be held at the Friends Hall, Sansome Place. Particulars can be had from Mr. J. Zuck, 11, High Street.’

Jewish Chronicle, 19 February 1943, page 3 (
First mention of synagogue)

‘Stanley (now at Seaford House School, Malvern), only son of Mr. And Mrs. Michael Davis, of 10 Henson Avenue, Cricklewood, N.W.2, will read a portion of the Law at Worcester Synagogue on Saturday, February 27, 1943. Relatives and friends please accept this, the only intimation’

Jewish Chronicle, 5 March 1943, page 12


The premises of the Worcester United Synagogue Membership Group at 2, New Street, were consecrated on Sunday by the Chief Rabbi, assisted by Rabbi Harris Swift and the Rev. J. Rockman, resident Reader and Teacher. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. Isaac Wolfson, who is the Hon. President of the Congregation, and who, together with Mr. S. Freeman, Vice-President, was largely responsible for the acquisition and furnishing of the premises.

At a gathering after the ceremony, at which Mr. Freeman presided, the Chief Rabbi, Rabbi Swift, and Messrs. Wolfson, Freeman, and J. Zuck, Chairman spoke.

In addition to the Synagogue, there are rooms for classes and Reader’s residence, while another part of the building has been fitted as a canteen for the Forces and war workers. Worcester residents and visitors will, it is hoped, make full use of the new communal centre.’

Worcester Hebrew Congregation home page

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

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Page most recently amended: 1 December 2014

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