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LIVERPOOL HOPE PLACE SYNAGOGUE Book re 1836 to 1930. #unitedkingdom #records


Barry Clarke
 

This is a very rare book by Philip Ettinger. I don't know its format, so I don't know how easy or how difficult it might be for someone who has a copy to research a name for me? I understand it has a great deal of information on its members.

I have an original letter, dated November 20th, 1903, from the (UK) Foreign Office addressed to REV. A. RUTKOWSKI ar 3 HOPE PLACE, LIVERPOOL. The letter is a formal request for him to deliver to (my great-grandfather) JACOB CLARKE, at 9 Elizabeth Street, a passport and to get his signature and also to return to him his Naturalization Certificate (I have the original of that too). I am assuming, therefore, that JACOB  to have been a member of the Hope Place Synagogue congregation.

The only other information I have re Liverpool is on the 1901 census, where the family is living at that 9 Elizabeth Street address. Jacob's wife is MOLLY CLARKE and their children are HENRY and GERTY. There has been a suggestion that Jacob and Molly lived in Liverpool earlier after arriving from Poland in the early 1880s, but we have no evidence to support this. We know for sure that they were living in Dublin in 1890 and that they were still there at the time of Jacob's Naturalization in 1896. So, it was sometime after 1896 when they moved (back?) to Liverpool. Molly and the children emigrated in 1905 to S. Africa. Jacob then or sometime after emigrated to Israel where he had always had the desire to die. I have been unsuccessful in my attempts to find any records of him there. 

Any information or mentions in this book of the family (which possibly could also include MAX CLARKE and his wife ESTHER LANDSBERG), would be most interesting. Maybe Hebrew names? Maybe Polish names? Maybe Hebrew classes for Henry and Gerty? Maybe financial contributions? Maybe participation in services, events .....? I am writing a family history but this era and Jacob's life is a complete mystery; nothing is known by living family about him. 

If you have a copy of the book, I look forward to hearing from you and would appreciate any suggestions.

Barry Clarke
British, living in Sarasota, Florida, researching  STEIGLITZ OR SIMILAR; SZKLARKIEWICZ OR SIMILAR that became CLARKE in London, Dublin, Liverpool, Bulawayo, Cape Town, maybe USA too; BIENSTOCK OR SIMILAR that became BARNETT in Wales; MYERS in Manchester and Cape Town; NEUMARK that became NEWMARK in London and USA; LEVINSON changed to BRAHAM in London. All families originally from Poland.


Richard Gilbert
 

According to a piece in the Jewish Chronicle in 1893, which can be read via the link below Rev A Rutkowski was representing the Hope Street Synagogue when he lead a Shabbat service in Bangor, North Wales.
 
If I remember correctly the Hope Street Synagogue eventually merged to become Greenbank Drive Synagogue, which was a beautiful Art Deco building, which sadly is now closed but where I used to daven as a student, whilst at university. In fact my faculty was on Hope Street.
 
Hertfordshire, England 

 


Richard Gilbert
 

You could also try the Liverpool Central Library. They may have a copy of the book.
https://liverpool.gov.uk/libraries/find-a-library/central-library/

There is a copy of it for sale on Amazon - https://www.amazon.co.uk/LIVERPOOL-RECORDS-CONGREGATION-1836-1930-HISTORY/dp/B002OEJYPM

JCR-UK has some information about the Hope Place Synagogue which can be seen at https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/liver10_hope/index.htm

Finally, there’s the Liverpool branch of the Jewish Historical Society of England. They may know of or have a copy of the book you are after - https://jhse.org/notice-for-liverpool-branch-members/liverpool/

Again, I hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England


bermanfm@...
 

Dear Barry
i have a copy of this book as my great grandfather Robert Lipkin was President and Treasurer if the Hope Place Synagogue in 1898,1899 and 1900
ill have a look through and let you know if I find something relating to your family
Kathryn Berman


Jill Whitehead
 

Following on from this discussion thread, I note from the information given in the JC link on the Bangor Community, that Bangor people seemed to have been buried in Green Lane Cemetery in Liverpool.  Would this have applied to other North Wales communities? My grandfather's sister Leah Servian Goldblat died in Mold, in Flintshire aged 26 years in 1894. Her death notice was for Leah Max (the patronymic being Mordecai). I have never been able to find where she is buried and came to the conclusion it was in Green Lane, where many of the records were lost in a fire in 1960. Leah's parents are buried in Rice Lane, Liverpool, but there are a number of other missing family burial sites which I presume to be in Green Lane, for which the records are missing. Is there any hope that the missing grave stones in Green Lanes will be transcribed to provide records?

Jill Whitehead nee Servian, Surrey, UK


bermanfm@...
 

I have a copy of this book as my great grandfather Robert Lipkin was President and Treasurer if the Hope Place Synagogue in 1888, 1899 and 1800

I have looked through the book but didn’t find anything relevant to your family names

kathryn Berman, Jerusalem 


bermanfm@...
 

Typing error:  Years should read 1888, 1889, and 1900
Whilst writing I wonder if anyone could shed any light on my g.grandfather Robert (Reuven) Lipkin's ancestry.  Born in 1856, in Zagare, Lithuania,  he settled in Liverpool and in 1878 married Leah Hesselberg of Liverpool.  They had 8 children, and he became successful in the furniture business.
Though very active and well-known in the Liverpool Jewish community, the only information I have from his naturalization papers apart from place  and date of birth, is that his parents were Isaac and Hannah.  It remains a mystery as to whether he was related to Rabbi Israel (Salanter) Lipkin,, or in fact, any of the other Lipkins in the world, including the Liverpool Lipkins.   
Although he appears on many Lipkin family trees, nobody has been able to provide any documentary proof that he actually fits into their trees, and all searches over many years have not been productive.  
If anyone can help, I'd be very grateful.
Thank you.
Kathryn Berman, Jerusalem


crjos
 

With apologies for diverting the thread, this article implies that Jews in North Wales were generally buried in Liverpool or Manchester.

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/local-news/jewish-burial-ground-first-north-2748167 


Barry Clarke
 

Very kind of you, Kathryn, to take the time to look through the book. I have come across a couple of places where it is for sale at a hefty price! Even though the Clarke family is not mentioned, unless it is too long, would you be kind enough to list the contents or otherwise indicate the type of information the book provides. Basically, I am wondering if it would be worth buying a copy for an insight into the life of the local Jewish community in Liverpool at the beginning of the 1900s. Does anyone else who may be reading this thread have a recommendation of a book re Jewish immigrant life in Liverpool this era?

Thank you all,

Barry Clarke
British, living in Sarasota, Florida, researching  STEIGLITZ OR SIMILAR; SZKLARKIEWICZ OR SIMILAR that became CLARKE in London, Dublin, Liverpool, Bulawayo, Cape Town, maybe USA too; BIENSTOCK OR SIMILAR that became BARNETT in Wales; MYERS in Manchester and Cape Town; NEUMARK that became NEWMARK in London and USA; LEVINSON changed to BRAHAM in London. All families originally from Poland.


Richard Gilbert
 

Barry,

I would still recommend that you contact the Jewish Historical Society of England's branch in Liverpool.  They should be able to point you in the right direction.  This is available for free through the JCR-UK database but is slightly earlier than what you're looking for. 
https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/Community/Liverpool/articles/Liverpool_History_1877.htm
This was written by Melvyn Goodman - https://archive.jpr.org.uk/download?id=2273.  I'm sure he was a past president of the JHSE of Liverpool.

Kind regards
Richard Gilbert
Hertfordshire, England


bermanfm@...
 

Dear Barry,
 I think it's of great interest to those who are interested in the origins of the Hope Place Synagogue and the people involved in it at the time.  Not sure it gives a big insight into the life of the local Jewish community at that time.  There are photographs also, but not particularly good quality, as the book is old.    I don't mind scanning some and the index and sending them to you if you give me your email address.

Kathryn