Order of Service on the occasion of the Consecration of the new building of The Bayswater Jewish Schools, London, 1930.

This is a typical example of a printed United Synagogue Order of Service.  The Bayswater Synagogue was in Chichester Place, near Harrow Road, London, and was founded in the newly fashionable neighbourhood of Bayswater in 1862.  Please click here to read the history of he Bayswater Synagogue.  It was the first synagogue in London to … Continue reading Order of Service on the occasion of the Consecration of the new building of The Bayswater Jewish Schools, London, 1930.

The Bayswater Synagogue 1863-1963, Olga Somech Phillips and Hyman A. Simons, London 1963.

This is a relatively modern book, but is important because of its description of this prominent Synagogue and its community. In the middle of the nineteenth century the Synagogue organization of London had remained unaltered since the middle of the previous century. the community who lived in the West End were affiliated to one of … Continue reading The Bayswater Synagogue 1863-1963, Olga Somech Phillips and Hyman A. Simons, London 1963.

Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Bayswater Synagogue Installs Electric Light

This is a bound volume of the Jewish Chronicle for the year 1894.  The format is a little different to the Jewish Chronicle of today.  The paper is better than modern newsprint and has stood up well to time. The first thing that is noticeable is that there are no photographs.  Apart from the occasional … Continue reading Jewish Chronicle 1894 – Bayswater Synagogue Installs Electric Light

Personalia Relating to Sir Hermann Gollancz, M.A., D.Litt., Rabbi, Oxford, 1928.

This book is subtitled, "The story of a professional man's career told in certificates, testimonials, congratulatory messages, letters and addresses, reports and presentations, &c. relating to Sir Hermann Gollancz, Emeritus Minister of the United Synagogue, London, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew in the University of London, University College."  It was printed for private circulation for his … Continue reading Personalia Relating to Sir Hermann Gollancz, M.A., D.Litt., Rabbi, Oxford, 1928.

Sermons and Addresses setting forth the Teachings and Spirit of Judaism (second series), Rabbi Professor Hermann Gollancz, London 1916.

Rabbi Doctor Hermann Gollancz was born in Bremen, Germany. He was the eldest son of Rabbi Samuel Marcus Gollancz, of the Hambro Synagogue in London.  He was educated at Jews’ College and University College London. He graduated in Classics and philosophy in 1873 and was awarded his MA in Hebrew, Syriac and German in 1889. … Continue reading Sermons and Addresses setting forth the Teachings and Spirit of Judaism (second series), Rabbi Professor Hermann Gollancz, London 1916.