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A green accounts book with brown binding, on which is written "INCOME". Each set of double pages in numbered. The book lists weekly receipts from individuals from October 1939 to 1946. In 1939 there are listed 57 payees, including Brynmawr Hebrew Congregation which closed in 1965 (https://www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/community/val1_brynmawr/index.htm). Payees are due to pay between 1/- and 10/- (ten shillings) each week.

From page 21 there are accounts from May 1943 to October 1946. Income is shown under the headings: cash; bank; subscriptions; offerings; social; meat poultry; and orphanage & sundries. Expenditure items include: cash; bank; commission; printing, stationery & postage; wages; sinking fund; and sundries.

Newport Monmouthshire Hebrew Congregation was founded in 1859 by orthodox Jews meeting at a temporary synagogue in Llanarth Street. A synagogue at Francis Street was opened in 1869 and consecrated by the Chief Rabbi Dr Herman Adler in 1871. In 1934 the congregation moved to the Nathan Harris Memorial Hall in Queen’s Hill which was converted to a synagogue. In 1997 this synagogue was closed, and the congregation moved to the Prayer House by the Jewish Burial Ground on Risca Road. Within 20 years the congregation had dwindled to a few members able to attend and this too had ceased to hold services.

Sources:
- “History of our Shul. The First Hundred Years", published by Newport Congregation in 1959;
- Oral history interviews with members of the Newport Mon Hebrew Congregation, recorded in 2018 by JHASW.

Depository: Gwent Archives.

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