The Manchester Great Synagogue, Cheetham Hill Road, 1858-1958, edited by H. R.Gouldman

0 Manchester GS_0001This book is a nice history of the early Jewish community in Manchester and its Great Synagogue.  It starts with messages and greetings from:

  • Chief Rabbi Dr. Israel Brodie
  • Rabbi Dr. Alexander Altman, the Communal Rabbi of Manchester and District
  • Professor Rabbi Israel Abrahams, Chief Rabbi of the Cape, South Africa
  • Isidore Sandler, President of the Council of Manchester and Salford Jews
  • Herbert Nathan, Honorary Life President
  • Abraham Gouldman, President

And then an introduction with examples of the illustrated drawings that are throughout this book:

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This is a nicely illustrated book which conveys the importance of what was once the cathedral synagogue of Manchester, as well as the problem of what to do with it as the Jews moved away to other areas of Manchester.  It had a great past and many prominent people were associated with it, as shown by this illustration taken from the 1908 Jubilee booklet – Here are the men of the Great Synagogue:

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And finally, a list of the officers:

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My scanner does not do justice to these photographs of the interior:

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And this one from 1908:

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