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Rules governing local Synagogue practices
Title : Rules governing local Synagogue practices Rules governing local Synagogue practices
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Creator : Adelaide Hebrew Congregation
Source : Beth tephila : rules and regulations
Date of creation : 1854
Format : Book
Dimensions : 300 x 210 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :
The early Jewish community in Adelaide consisted of two groups. The Sephardic Jews, originally from the Iberian Peninsula, and the Ashkenazi Jews, from eastern and northern Europe. The two groups differ in their religious practices. Prior to 1870, when a Rabbi was appointed to the Adelaide congregation, the synagogue and general religious practices were overseen by 'readers' such as Solomon Saunders. Saunders, a Sephardic Jew, ran a private bank in Pirie Street and was said to have walked to Adelaide from the Ballarat goldfields. Published rules governing religious practice were a necessity in the absence of a recognised congregational leader.
Related names :

Saunders, Solomon, 1838-1920

Adelaide Hebrew Congregation

Coverage year : 1854
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
Adelaide Hebrew Congregation. Society records, 1843-1855, SRG 162
Hyams, Bernard. 'Ministers and managers: the case of nineteenth century Adelaide', Australian Jewish Historical Society journal, June 1994, p. 340-345
Mosler, David. 'Patterns of assimilation: Jews in Seattle and Adelaide from European settlement to the 1990s', Journal of the Historical Society of South Australia, no. 25, 1997, p. 58-79
Munz, Hirsch. Jews in South Australia: an historical outline, [Adelaide: Thornquest Press, 1936]
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