Shaare Orah VeAve Yetumim – Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Orphan Society, Report 5669-70 – 1909, London.

This little booklet is the report of the  Jews' Orphan Society for Educating, Clothing, Maintaining, and Apprenticing Orphan children of the Congregation.  The Hebrew title of the Society means 'Gates of Light and Father of the Orphans'. It was one of the oldest Anglo-Jewish charities, having been founded in 1703, originally at 10 Bevis Marks, … Continue reading Shaare Orah VeAve Yetumim – Spanish and Portuguese Jews’ Orphan Society, Report 5669-70 – 1909, London.

Selichos for the Proprietory and Penintential Days, and for the Minor Fasts, translated into English by Dr. David Asher, London 1866.

This was the first translation of the Selichos - the Penitential Prayers into English.  The translator was Dr. David Asher.  He was the son of the synagogue reader in Dresden, Germany, and his father died when he was five years old. He entered the Dresden Gymnasium, but his mother could not pay the fees, and … Continue reading Selichos for the Proprietory and Penintential Days, and for the Minor Fasts, translated into English by Dr. David Asher, London 1866.

Twenty-First Report of the Jew’s Deaf and Dumb Home, Walmer Road, Notting Hill, London 1891

The Jews Deaf and Dumb Home was founded in 1863 by Baroness Mayer de Rothschild as a school where resident Jewish children could learn to speak.  Originally in Whitechapel, it moved to Walmer Road, Notting Hill. The first Director was William Van Praagh, from the Netherlands, who had been invited to England to help convert … Continue reading Twenty-First Report of the Jew’s Deaf and Dumb Home, Walmer Road, Notting Hill, London 1891

Poor Jews Temporary Shelter – Tenth Annual Report 1894-5.

This little booklet is the tenth Annual report of the Poor Jews Temporary Shelter, which was at 84, Leman Street, Whitechapel, London.  A little booklet, but a very important account of Jewish social history. This institution with the name "Poor Jews' Temporary Shelter" was opened in London in the spring of 1885 by Simon Cohen … Continue reading Poor Jews Temporary Shelter – Tenth Annual Report 1894-5.