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Manchester Great and New Synagogue
Manchester Great and New Synagogue
1865-1990s
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M139/1-9 MANCHESTER GREAT SYNAGOGUE (before 1926 MANCHESTER HEBREW CONGREGATION)Executive Committee minutes, 1902-1963, including reports on cemeteries; Executive and Finance Committee minutes, 1895 -1941; General and Committee minutes, 1840 -1964; rough minutes and notes, 1932 -1945; Conferences of Synagogues, 1924 -1927; minutes relating to proposed amalgamation with Higher Crumpsall, 1936; ledgers, 1825 -1959; cash books, 1846 -1956; seat rentals cash books, 1890 -1933; cash book-butchers, 1878 -1883; offerings 1873 -1934; cash paying out books, 1881 -1931; Weekly balance sheets, 1911 -1923; Congregational General Fund Balance Sheets, yearly, 1869 -1925; half-yearly balance sheets, 1869 -1923; bank statements, 1931 -1934; out-letter books, 1847 -1951; letters received, 1836 -1942; In and Out letters, 1941 -1961; Building Committee records, 1856 -1869; Inauguration committee records, 1857 -1860; House Committee minutes, 1946-1968; Baths accounts, 1922-1929; Baths lease,1898; Plans, tenders and specifications, 1857-1934; Insurance papers, 1869 -1965; Inventories, 1901 -1932, 1940Burial Board minutes, 1876 -1896; ledgers 1887 -1973; cash books, 1884 -1963; subscription books, 1845 -1968 (some gaps); weekly subscriptions, 1900 -1970; Collection books, 1890 -1941; receipt books, 1908-1939; funeral charges, 1880 -1 957; salaries counterfoils, 1925 -1936; invoices, 1907 -1932; (Crumpsall Burial Board invoices, 1907 -1921); yearly balance sheets, 1892 -1925; half-yearly balance sheets, 1892 -1923; correspondence, 1912, 1959 -1967; weekly list of interments, 1892 -1894; permits for erection of tombstones, 1936 -1939; agreements with other synagogues for burials, 1874 -1909; agreements of officials, 1889 -1906; agreements with outside bodies and firms, 1889-1915; reserved graves, 1891 -1933; photographs of cemetery gates, no datesCharities-Benevolent Relief Fund or Passover Relief Fund. Persons relieved, 1860-1869; accounts, 1865 -1937 Manchester Polish and Palestinian Jews Fund, general correspondence, 1915 -1921.Federation of Ukrainian Jews Bulletin, 1921; Jews Temporary Shelter, forms giving information on refugees, no date; Rabbi Daguteski's widow's Sustentation Fund, agreements of synagogues to contribute; accounts, 1919-1922; bank pass books, 1919-1922; correspondence, 1919 -1923; Yom Kippur Appeal for Charities, accounts, 1950 -1961 Counterfoils of birth certificates, 1859-1872; counterfoils of marriage certificates, 1854 -1911; forthcoming marriages with note of fees, 1920 -1928; receipts for deposit of registers of marriage with Supt. Registrar, 1890 -1927; burial registers, 1798-1872 (includes burials at Manchester Hebrew Burial Ground, Prestwich, Miles Platting, Pendleton and Crumpsall); certificates of registry of death, 1855 -1958; wardens books, 1895 -1921; registers of members and seat rentals, 1892 -1910, 1924 -1926, 1933 -1952; Address books, 1939 -1964 (includes members in the forces, 1944 -1945); Jahrzeit books, 1945-1962; Barmitzvahs, 1902-1920; Education Committee minutes, 1921 -1931; Proposals for religious classes for children, 1934; Manchester Great Synagogue School class registers, 1934-1938; Choir Committee minutes, 1891-1893; Committee for Visits of Chief Rabbi, minutes, 1890-1909; Succah minutes book, including accounts, 1901-1943; list of honorary office, 1840 -1866; Agreements of Rabbis, Butchers etc., c.1886 -c.1919; miscellaneous papers about officials, 1939-1962; Minutes and papers relating to Centenary celebrations, 1959; correspondence relating to proposed amalgamation of the Great and New Synagogues, 1948-1959; correspondence relating to Joint Services of the Great, New and United Synagogues, 1960 -1971; Annual reports of Great Synagogue, 1913 -1932; circulars, 1885 -1969; revised code of laws for the government of the Manchester Old Hebrew Congregation, 1923; balance sheet for Brodyer Synagogue, Waterloo Road, Manchester, 1893 -1894; balance sheet for Western Synagogue, St Alban's Place, St James, 1894Stenecourt: Building Sub Committee minutes, 1949 -1953; Fund Raising committee minutes, 1953; Building fund accounts, 1953-1967; seat rentals and appeals, 1935 -1944; correspondence 1954-1959, 1964M139/10-16 MANCHESTER NEW SYNAGOGUE AND BETHAMIDRASH Minutes, 1932 -1964; balance sheets, 1893 -1927 (some gaps); ledgers, 1943-1967; cash books,1941 -1965; correspondence, 1906-1938, incomplete; circulars, 1917 -1923; insurance policies, 1896 -1938, 1958 -1965; Benevolent Fund agreements, 1921 -1924; Authorisation for marriages, 1929; agreements of officials, 1920-1929; Burial board Authorisations for burial, 1894 -1901; Urmston cemetery Burial register, 1900-1916, 1925-1929M139/17-18 KERSAL SYNAGOGUE, BURY NEW ROAD, KERSAL Accounts and papers relating to building, c.1938 -post 1950 ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT (2000/57)Prestwich Jewish Cemetery Correspondence file, 1950s; Prestwich /Crumpsall cemetery files relating to property developments including plans, 1950s-1990s; Crumpsall Cemetery Reserved graves book, 1940s-1960s; Manchester Great and New Synagogue General Meeting minutes, 1916-1986; Synagogue committee minutes, 1965-1983; agendas and minutes, 1987; deeds, 19th -20th centuries; inventory, 1937; printed history, 1958; Reverend Perlmann Testimonial Dinner, video and programme, 1966; Secretary's copy correspondence book, 1955-1960; Conference with London and Leeds Associations, correspondence file, 1949Related Material:Annual reports for the Manchester Great Synagogue 1913-1974 are held by the Local Studies Library (296 M100). They also hold a copy of The Manchester Great Synagogue One Hundred Years 1858-1958 (294 M16).Place:/Manchester/Manchester/Lancashire/England/Cheetham/Manchester/Lancashire/England/Prestwich/Prestwich with Oldham/Lancashire/England/Crumpsall/Manchester/Lancashire/England/Urmston/Flixton/Lancashire/England/Pendleton/Eccles/Lancashire/England/Kersal/Broughton/Manchester/Lancashire/England
Title:
Manchester Great and New Synagogue
Date of work:
1865-1990s
Reference number:
GB127.M139
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
The early Jewish settlers worshipped at Garden Street (c.1796) and from 1806 a converted warehouse in Ainsworth's Court off Long Millgate. In 1824 they moved to a custom-built synagogue in Halliwell Street. Halliwell Street Synagogue was replaced by the Manchester Great Synagogue on 140 Cheetam Hill Road. It was designed by Thomas Bird and consecrated on 11 March 1858. Its members were mainly anglicised Jews of German origin and it was known as the 'Englischer Schule' (English Synagogue). The Manchester New Synagogue and Bethamidrash was built on 122 Cheetham Hill Road in 1888-1889 and opened 1889. It has a seating capacity of 400 and a Bethamidrash (House of Study) for 200 readers. It founders were mostly shopkeepers, travellers and workshop masters of Russo-Polish origin. On 27 Dec 1964 the Great Synagogue and the New Synagogue amalgamated under the name of 'Manchester Great and New Synagogue'. In 1974 the Great and New Synagogue moved to the Great's former 'Crumpsall branch' at Stenecourt (opened 1937).
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
General notes:
Old Accession Number: 1998/3 2000/57 1996/Feb 12 2012/16
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7189984
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