This is the Jewish Year Book 1939, published by the Jewish Chronicle, London, England. The pages scanned are those of Zionist organizations just before the Second World War. The entries show a very great depth of support in the Jewish community of the time, with large numbers involved.
The Jewish Year Book was acquired by the Jewish Chronicle in 1911, resulting in a slight change of name. It was edited by Reverend Isidore Harris. He was born in London in 1853 and was the Minister, appointed in 1881, at the West London Synagogue of British Jews. Previously, he was the Minister of the … Continue reading The “Jewish Chronicle” Year Book, Rev. Isidore Harris, London, 1911 – Metropolitan Schools and Classes.
The 1940 Jewish Year Book was the first to separate Wales from the rest of "The Provinces". The information was compiled in 1939, and so this listing gives a picture of the Jews of Wales on the eve of the Second World War. Newport has been included here, although it is listed in England in … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book, London, 1940 – The Jews of Wales.
I have previously included extracts of lists of London Synagogues from other editions of The Jewish Year Book Here is 1903. Here is 1947. This time I have taken a year in between - 1927. In 1927 the Jewish Year Book was edited by Rev. S. Levy. Unfortunately the Federation of Synagogues did not provide … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 1927 – London Synagogues.
In my collection of Jewish Year Books, 1947 is interesting because it reflects Jewish life in Britain after the war. It is also one of the years when the Federation of Synagogues had co-operated by supplying information. Come and join me as we go through the pages with London Synagogues. In 1947 there were 196 … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 1947, London, edited by Albert Hyamson – London Synagogues.
This is another copy of the Jewish Year book - this time for 1902-3. It is the seventh issue, and much expanded from the 1896 first issue that I wrote about here. It is a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1902, and like the other Jewish Year Books has too much information to … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 5663 (1902-1903), Isidore Harris. The London Synagogues.
This is the 1917 edition of the Jewish Year Book, which was published by the Jewish Chronicle and produced under difficult wartime conditions as a paperback with thinner paper. However, it is absolutely packed with information - a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1917. I cannot scan it all, and so I have … Continue reading Jewish Year Book, London 1917, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – Manchester
This is the 1917 edition of the Jewish Year Book, which was published by the Jewish Chronicle and produced under difficult wartime conditions as a paperback with thinner paper. However, it is absolutely packed with information - a printed snapshot of the Anglo-Jewish community in 1917. I cannot scan it all, and so I have … Continue reading Jewish Year Book 1917, edited by Rev. Isidore Harris – and Jewish Friendly and Benefit Societies
I have a whole shelf of Jewish Year Books - they are still being issued each year today - but this one is the grand-daddy of them all, the Jewish Year Book for the first year, published in 1896. This was a revolutionary book, full of facts and contact information for the "Queen's Jewry", the … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 5657, Joseph Jacobs, 1896, London
I bought this book in 1987 in the closing-down sale of the old Feldheim book store on East Broadway, New York. I have other copies of the Jewish Year Book, from the very first one in 1896, but this is one of the most useful. The earlier Jewish Year Books had plenty of information about … Continue reading The Jewish Year Book 1932, Rev. S. Levy – and the Federation of Synagogues