Herbert Bentwich the Pilgrim Father, by Margery and Norman Bentwich, Jerusalem 1940. (Hampstead and St John’s Wood Synagogues and Chovavei Zion)

This book, printed in Jerusalem, is a biography of the British Zionist and Jewish activist, Herbert Bentwich.  It has interesting vignettes of late Victorian middle-class London Jewry.  Herbert Bentwich was born at 56 Church Lane, Whitechapel on May 11th 1856.  His father came from Peiser in Russian Poland. His mother, Rose, came from an old … Continue reading Herbert Bentwich the Pilgrim Father, by Margery and Norman Bentwich, Jerusalem 1940. (Hampstead and St John’s Wood Synagogues and Chovavei Zion)

Sermons, by A. A. Green, (Minister of the Hampstead Synagogue 1892-1930), London, 1935.

This book is the legacy of Rev. Aaron Asher Green, the London born Minister of the Hampstead Synagogue for almost forty years.  As well as a short biography, written by Henrietta Adler, I have included his sermon to commemorate the Peace, after the First World War.  He hopes that a time will come when Germany … Continue reading Sermons, by A. A. Green, (Minister of the Hampstead Synagogue 1892-1930), London, 1935.

History of the Hampstead Synagogue and Order of Service on the Fiftieth Anniversary of its opening, 24th Ellul, 5702, 6th September, 1942

I have previously written about the Hampstead Synagogue ten years after its opening.  Here we are now, forty years later, in 1942.  This wartime booklet has the history of the Hampstead Synagogue followed by a Roll of Honour - Members of the Hampstead Synagogue, and their sons and daughters, who served in the British armed … Continue reading History of the Hampstead Synagogue and Order of Service on the Fiftieth Anniversary of its opening, 24th Ellul, 5702, 6th September, 1942

Hampstead Synagogue, Tenth Annual Report, 1901-1902.

Those who have read my post on the Hammersmith Synagogue will find the Hampstead Synagogue familiar.  Read on to find out why. During the 1880s the Jewish population of Hampstead began to increase.  The push to build a new Synagogue in the West Hampstead area was lead by Herbert Bentwich.  On May 30th 1889, Bentwich … Continue reading Hampstead Synagogue, Tenth Annual Report, 1901-1902.