Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter No 28 January 2013 page 16 ( of 17)
I was at a recent shiur of Rabbi Golombs [Ed note: in Sheffield] - he calls it 'Tales of the Talmud', and each time picks out some passage or story, reads it through as we follow, and translates it as he goes, and it leads on to some discussion. A group of about a dozen of us, men and women, go.
Last night he brought along a different edition of the Talmud, which he had purchased in a second-hand store in Manchester, and he mentioned that in the front it was stamped with the name of the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation. It was a very special edition, he says, because it contained some bit which didn't appear in other editions. It was published in 1867 in Vienna - I think it was called the Schlossberg Talmud, and someone wrote in ivrit on the flyleaf that it was acquired for the Middlesbrough shul in 1907. It was a beautiful edition, with some gold illustrative work on the front page.
So I thought I'd let you know that at least one book from Middlesbrough has gone to a good home where it is appreciated! Sue Halpern Sheffield, England
I am researching my husband's family tree and have spent a lot of time looking at the information on your Kehilat Middlesbrough website.
My husband's great great grandparents emigrated to Middlesbrough from Poland and were married at the Stockton register office in 1870. Sometime in the 1880s they emmigrated to South Africa.
I am very interested to know if records exist from the synagogue that was set up in Middlesbrough in the 1870s as I am trying to find out why they emigrated and about the Middlesbrough Jewish community in more detail. Does anyone know if these records still exist and if so, where they are? I have contacted the Teesside library but they only have marriage records which are online anyway. Anne Buckley
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