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The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, situated in Princess Street, was, with all the Scrolls of the Law, massive silver bells and silver vessels, entirely consumed in the fire of December, 1882. The English and German Synagogue in Orange Street was also destroyed on the same occasion but the walls were left standing and the paraphernalia were saved.
The larger part of these Congregations united themselves under the designation of the Amalgamated Congregation of Israelites and raised funds for the building of a Synagogue in the upper part of Duke Street, the site being purchased for £800. The foundation stone was laid in August, 1885, and a handsome brick building was erected, which was consecrated on the evening of the 19th of July, 1888. On the recommendation of the Chief Rabbi of the British Empire the Congregation appointed the Rev. S. Jacobs, formerly of Aria College and Minister of the Newcastle-on-Tyne Congregation as their Minister.
The portion of the Congregation of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue who have not joined the "Amalgamated Israelites" have erected a small but exceedingly neat Synagogue in East Street where service is regularly conducted by a Lay Reader. The building was erected through the zeal and devotion of the late Mr. David Martin, to whose memory it forms a fitting memorial.
The United Congregation of Israelites was founded in 1921.
Names in links are according to date order and do not reflect the first or last names in alphabetical order
A-C: Aarons to Corinaldi
D: DaCosta to Delevante
D2: Delgado to Dolphy
F - H: Feurtado to Henriques
I - L: Iffla to Lopez
M: Mendez to Motta
N - R: Nieto to Rodriques
S - V: Sanguenetti to Vaz
A - C: Alvarenga to Corcos
D: DaCosta to DeSouza
F - L: Fereira to Levy
M - V: Morales to Vaz
A-C: Alimeyda to Correa
D: D'Azevedo to DePass
E - H: Edana to Hyman
I - L: Isaac to Lopez
M - O: Maduro to Oheb
P - R: Pereira to Rebeiro
S - Y: Silva to Yimenes
A - F: Akin to Franks
G - K: Gates to Kahn
L: Lewis to Lyons
M - R: Magnus to Reuben
S - W: Samuels to Worms
A - K: Alexander to Kahn
L - W: Leon to Wolfe
From the records of the Amalgamated Congregation 1884 - 1921, and the United Congregation of Israelites 1921 - 1930.
A-C: Alberga to Crosswell
D: Delgado to DePass
F - K: Farmer to Kaufman
L - M: Lindo to McCormack
N - W: Nunes to Wheeler
From the records of the Amalgamated Congregation 1884 - 1921, and the United Congregation of Israelites 1921 - 1945.
A - I: Abendana to Isaacs
L - W: Lawton to Wolfe
From the records of the Amalgamated Congregation 1883 - 1921, and the United Congregation of Israelites 1921 - 1963.
A: Aarons to Ashenheim
B - C: Barham to Crosswell
D: DaCosta to Dolphy
E - H: Ebel to Hoffman
I - L: Iffla to Lyons
M: Maduro to Myers
N - R: Nunes to Rosenbaum
S: Salmon to Stiner
T - W: Tavares to Wolfe
Deaths A-G, Albert to Gooding
Deaths H-Z, Henriques to Zaidie
A transcription of data from monumental inscriptions in Falmouth. [M]. There are also photographs of the cemetery. [F]
Transcription of Indexes to Jewish births in Montego Bay, 1835-1873. Montego Jewish
Transcription of Indexes from Montego Bay records of Marriages (1845-1866) and Deaths (1880-1919). Montego Bay Jewish Marriages and Deaths . (This list for Montego Bay is brief)
A transcription of sections of this book
Monumental Inscription for Jews buried in the counties of Middlesex and most of Cornwall. Tombstones
Monumental Inscription for Jews buried in Trelawny and the county of Surrey. More Tombstones
Photographs of Monumental Inscriptions for the Hon. Altamont Ernest DaCosta and Maurice Hirsch Solomon. DaCosta and Solomon Tombstones
Lands patented to Jews. Patents
Extracts from 48 Wills containing bequests to the Synagogues or to Jewish charitable institutions. There are also references to family members. Jewish Wills
Miscellaneous items including Naturalizations, Corinaldi genealogy, and the number of Jews by Parish in the Census data for 1881, 1781, and 1921.
There was a preponderance of Jews in the early membership of the Friendly Lodge 383 in Montego Bay, as can be seen from the list of members [F].
From the 1850 Almanac, the leaders of the synagogues in Kingston, Spanish Town, and Montego Bay. [F]
Burials of some Jamaican Jews in New Orleans, USA. [F]
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