JCR-UK SIG #UnitedKingdom Gravesend Jewish community #unitedkingdom


Peter and Mary Blundell <theblundells@...>
 

Dear siggers,

Lois Kaufman wrote;-
Does anyone know anything about this school, or a Jewish community in this
area at this time?

I am inc. a letter in response to my own enquiry to the Gravesend, Kent
library.

Thank you for your enquiry regarding the Jewish community in Gravesend
1850-1900.
There was quite a sizeable community in the town at this time, with at least
2 schools for the Jewish community and two Mayors were of Jewish origin
(Berkowitz in 1887 and H.E Davis who was Mayor 6 times between 1902 and
1923). I believe there is section in the Gravesend cemetery reserved for
those of the Jewish faith.

On further enquiry the nearest Jewish cemetery is Chatham.
I would be interested in the address for the Jewish school as my own
relatives lived at Milton.

regards,
Mary Blundell
Australia

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