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A maroon Ledger with a brown spine on which is printed "LEDGER". At the front is an alphabetical index which is largely blank. Then each set of double pages is numbered. It lists individual payments from May 1919 to October 1925, with separate entries for: Salaries Rev A, Snadow; Mr A, Hyams. M.A.; Expenses incurred Burial of Russian Pole Refugee (July 1919); School Religion Classes Picnic Outing; Expenditure (apart from salaries); Channuka [sic] Entertainment.

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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