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Adelaide Hebrew Congregation members
Title : Adelaide Hebrew Congregation members Adelaide Hebrew Congregation members
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Date of creation : 1920
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 145 x 200 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The early Adelaide Jewish community was relatively small, consisting of less than a thousand persons in the 1890s. However many members were very active politically. Prominent local business families such as the Solomons, Saunders, Judells and Cohens were active members of the Hebrew Congregation. By the 1920s the community had provided Adelaide with four mayors, and South Australian Parliament with seven state politicians.Rabbi Boas (seventh in the front row) took charge of the local congregation in 1870, remaining until his death in 1923. He was born in Amsterdam, the son of a Rabbi. Apart from religion, Rabbi Boas was something of a Shakespearian scholar.

Related names :

Boas, Abraham Tobias, 1842-1923

Cohen family

Judell family

Saunders family

Solomon family

Adelaide Hebrew Congregation

Coverage year : 1920
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Further reading :
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), pp. 58-79
Munz, Hirsch. Jews in South Australia 1836-1936: an historical outline, Adelaide: Thornquest Press, 1936
Rubinstein, Hilary L. The Jews in Australia: a thematic history, Port Melbourne: William Heinemann Australia, 1991
Rutland, Suzanne D. Edge of the diaspora: two centuries of Jewish settlement in Australia, Rose Bay, N.S.W.: Brandl & Schlesinger, 1997
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