StorageSiteUCL Special Collections
Reference Number MS MOCATTA/49
TitleMemorial tribute to Professor Jacob Waley
DescriptionMemorial tribute to Professor Jacob Waley from the Council of the United Synagogue.
Extent1 volume containing 22 pages
AdminHistoryThe United Synagogue was established by an Act of Parliament in 1870, to join together the major Ashkenazi synagogues in the London area. Its five original constituent synagogues were the Great, Hambro, New, Central and Bayswater Synagogues. The original aims of the United Synagogue were three-fold. It aimed to provide a financial framework and an overall structure for the increasing number of Orthodox synagogues in the London area, also to carry out a large amount of social and philanthropic work in the community at a level that the individual synagogues had found difficult to maintain; some of this social responsibility remained with individual synagogues, but the main activity was centralised under the United Synagogue's Head Office or under its various specially-appointed committees. The third function was to provide religious facilities for the orthodox Jewish community, by assisting in the formation of new congregations as the Jewish population of London moved into new residential areas.
CustodialHistoryFormerly held with other Jewish collections in the Mocatta Library of University College London.
AcquisitionTransferred from the Mocatta Library (subsequently the Jewish Studies Library) of University College London.
AccessConditionsThe papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.
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