This report, an immensely important social document, was actually printed in 1909. 2,693 maternity cases had been helped and about a thousand donors with their addresses are listed. This is a huge growth in a few years - check my copy of the report for 1901. This report has quite a story to tell. The … Continue reading Report of The Sick-Room Helps Society and Nurses’ Home, October, 1907 to December, 1908.
The Sick-Room Helps Society was founded by Alice Model in London in 1895. This report, for 1900-1901, shows the organization that had not yet grown to its eventual size. It is scanned in full below. 813 expecting mothers were helped and there is an interesting list of donors. I have a later report which I … Continue reading Report of the “Sick-Room Helps” Society, London, 1901.
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.
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.
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
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.