the former

Worksop Jewish Community

Worksop, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire




Some Press Reports relating to the Worksop Hebrew Congregation

Part 1
Compiled by
Harold Pollins

Jewish Chronicle, 8 October 1897, page 28

There is a notice that states that for the seventh year a minyan was held at the residence of Mr. Maurice Marks. Mr. Marks and Mr. Michaels (of Manchester) read the prayers. Mr. H. Finestone of Worksop was Baal Tokeah.

Jewish Chronicle, 16 November 1906, page 21

It was reported that there were six Jewish families in Worksop but no Jewish minister - report by Rev AA Green on the educational needs of the Provinces.

Jewish Chronicle, 30 August 1907, page 3 and 26 November 1909, page 2

The Worksop Hebrew Congregation advertised for a Hebrew teacher and shochet.
Note: There were letters in the Jewish Chronicle in August and September 1909 from a Mr. Maurice Josephs of Worksop describing himself as Shochet.

Jewish Chronicle, 10 January 1910, page 30

There is a reference to 'additional congregations' being formed in Ayr, Barry Dock, Llandudno, Oldham, Seacombe, and Worksop.


Part 2
Compiled by Steven Jaffe

Jewish Chronicle, 5 September 1941

WORKSOP - A Minyan is held every Sabbath morning at 9.30 and Sabbath evening at 8, at 22, Watson Road, Worksop (by permission of Mr. S. Golberg).

Jewish Chronicle, 24 October 1941

WORKSOP - The holding of Yom Kippur services - the first in Worksop for many years - was made possible by the attendance of some Jewish soldiers who were in the district. The services were conducted by D. Serlin (formerly of Frankfort) and Messrs. S. Goorney, S. Golberg, and Basil Moore. Offerings, amounting to £7, are being devoted to the United Jewish Relief Appeal.


Worksop Hebrew Congregation

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