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Glasgow Jewry, 1911

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Glasgow Jewry, 1911

"Glasgow Jewry" from the Jewish Chronicle, March 1911.

The page includes photographs of some of the leading figures of the Jewish community in Glasgow. Michael Simons (1842-1925) was a fruit merchant, Justice of the Peace and the first Jewish town councillor. Joseph Fox (1851-1933) ran the Rodmure School of Dresscutting. David Heilbron was a wine and spirit merchant who was a partner in Ainslie & Heilbron (Distillers).

Eleazer Phillips (1855-1943) was born in Adelaide, Australia and later moved to London for his religious training. He was appointed minister to the Glasgow Hebrew Congregation in 1878 and held the post for fifty years. Reverend Isaac Levine (d 1921) was originally from London but moved to Glasgow in 1875 to work as reader and assistant minister for the Glasgow Hebrew Congregation.

Julius Pinto (d 1911) was born in Amsterdam but settled in the Gorbals and set up a tailor's business. Emmanuel Isaacs (d 1917) was known as the Father of Gorbals Jewry and was involved in every aspect of Jewish life there, including the establishment and running of South Portland Street Synagogue.

Reference: PHO.G.0009

Reproduced with the permission of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

Keywords:
Ainslie & Heilbron (Distillers), assistant ministers, charities, dressmakers, fruiterers, Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow Hebrew Congregation, Jewish Board of Guardians, Jewish Chronicle, Jewish Hospital Fund and Sick Visiting Society, Jewish Ladies Society, Jewish Literary Society, Jews, JPs, Justices of the Peace, ministers, readers, Rodmure School of Dresscutting, South Portland Street Synagogue, tailors, town councillors, wine & spirit merchants, women



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