This is the 1917 edition of the Jewish Year Book, which was published by the Jewish Chronicle and produced under difficult wartime conditions as a paperback with thinner paper. However, it is absolutely packed with information – a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1917. I cannot scan it all, and so I have chosen two selections.
This is the second one – pages for the Jewish community of Manchester.
For the first selection – Jewish Friendly Societies of 1917 click here.
Here is Manchester in 1917. 30,000 Jews, 37 Synagogues.
Manchester has its own Beth Din, with Rabbi’s Salomon, Dagutsky, Yoffey and Levien, meeting at Cheetham Hill Road every Monday and Thursday.
As well as 37 Synagogues, there is a wide range of Jewish organizations, pages of them, each with its own officers and officials.
- The Austro-Hungarian Benevelent Society
- The Hebrew Bread, Meat and Coal Society
- Society for Providing Meals for Underfed Jewish Children
- Portuguese Talmud Torah School
- Ellen Terry Dramatic Society
- Cheetham Cinderella Club
- Jewish Lads Brass Band
… and many more. See the full list below: