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There was a synagogue in Hanley in the late 19th century (Rev. Philip Wolfers was a Rabbi or Hebrew teacher there in 1893). A contact name for the congregation appeared, quite recently, in 'The Jewish Year Book' which says that the synagogue was established in 1873 and lists the (1999) membership as thirty.

(This information was kindly submitted by Estelle Wolfers)

Research Favourites

Birmingham Archives Resource List:

MS1768: Minutes of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, Blucher Street Synagogue, 1825-1912 [Mircofilm]

MS1678: Records of various Birmingham Jewish Charities:

    Birmingham Hebrew Philanthropic Society;

    Birmignham Hebrew Board of Guardians;

    Birmingham Hebrew Educational Aid and Clothing Society;

    Birmingham Ladies Benevolent Society.

MS1515: Papers of Cyril Bertram LANDER: Collection includes a few items relating to LANDER's Continental Jewish forebears and relations.

MS1703: Architectural drawings of Charles EDGE: Collection includes drawings of houses and gardens built for the prominent Jewish businessmen S. HIRSCH and J.KANNREUTER (nos. 63-4)

660966[IIR 80]: History of the Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, 1856-1956.

307191[DV256]: Medieval tally sticks with Hebrew inscriptions.

Staffordshire Record Office and Archive services.

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