JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: beadle #general

Harold Pollins <pollins@...>

In our London shul (West Ham) the beadle was the name given to the shamass.
In our case during the service he arranged for aliyot, tried to keep order,
handed out siddurim etc. ours was also a mohel and went round collecting
siubscriptions for the shul and Hebrew classes.

Harold Pollins
Oxford England

Does anyone know what a "beadle" did?

Gayle >from San Gabriel, Ca.

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