Jewish Branch of the Children’s Country Holiday’s Fund, Report, London, 1909 (1910).

This little booklet is one of the Annual reports of the Jewish Branch of the Children's Country Holiday Fund.  The President of this Charity in 1909 was Ernest Louis Franklin.  For more information about the Franklin family, click here.  The committee includes the wives of several well-to-do members of the Jewish community, including Mrs. Herbert … Continue reading Jewish Branch of the Children’s Country Holiday’s Fund, Report, London, 1909 (1910).

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)

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.