Updates to The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland

and Errata Page, as of June 2014

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The Synagogues of Britain and Ireland: An Architectural and Social History

by Sharman Kadish
New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2011

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83, col.287, fig.74 Caption and on 300 (List of Architects): Garnethill Synagogue, 1877-9 [the correct dates are given in the footnotes].

143, line 4: Amend sentence to read:‘Holy Law was thus situated close to the three major purpose-built synagogues of their day: the Spanish and Portuguese, the Great and the Reform’. Source the exact position at the far eastern end of Knowsley Street is marked on the 1915 OS map.

159, col.2, lines 6-7: Wolverhampton Old Jewish Cemetery (1851) is situated at the corner of Cockshutt Lane and Thompson Avenue.

188, col.1, line 8: Leeds New Synagogue, Chapeltown Road was never referred to as the ‘Great’ by locals [only by the press]. Source Malcolm Sender of Leeds.

239, col.2 and 241, fig.204, caption: Terenure Synagogue, Dublin, 1952-3 [correct dates are given in the footnotes].

248, col. 2, lines 4-5: Bradford Hebrew Congregation’s successor building was at Springhurst Road, Shipley. Their original synagogue was at Spring Gardens.

250, col.1, line 15:   Norman Bailey Samuels and Partners (London) were the original architects of Giffnock Synagogue, Glasgow. Baron Bercott & Associates (Glasgow) did repairs after a fire in the 1970s. Source new research in the synagogue’s archives (2012).

259, col.2, lines 3-4: Kantor Schwartz.

268, col.1, lines 5-6: At Higher Crumpsall Synagogue, the choir gallery grilles are made of timber, not metalwork.

277, lines 1-2: In fact the ‘fine crouching figure’ is not actually situated on the Elkans’ graves. It was originally intended for the grave of Hedwig Elkan (d.1959) but was placed in the new ‘Rose Garden’, where there are no burials, thanks to scruples on the part of the Liberal Ministers’ Conference. Source Liberal Jewish Synagogue correspondence files 1960-3 examined by their Archivist Bryan Diamond, and see his note ‘Re: Benno Elkan’ in JHSE Newsletter, September 2011, p.3, available at www.jhse.org/ 

288, col.1: Manchester Adass Yeshurun used the Hamburg rite. Source  Dr Martin Stern of Salford M7, a former member.

Last updated 29 June 2014