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Liverpool Yeshiva (Jewish college)


Dear Sir/Madam,

I have two questions for you if you don’t mind me asking.

I am trying to find the address of the Liverpool Yeshiva (Jewish college) at some point between the 1960’s and 1980’s.

I was wondering where the High Court was located for Birkenhead, Liverpool and Southport and if this court still exists?

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards,
Benjamin Butler

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09/11/2009 - Posted by | Liverpool Yeshiva (Jewish college)

7 Comments »

  1. Hello Bejamin,

    Liverpool Talmudical College (Yeshiva Torat Chaim) was established in 1910 to provide advanced Jewish learning, mainly study of the Talmud, for male students. In 1938 it accepted refugees from Nazi Germany and residential accommodation for the refugees was organised. Ubfortuntley I have been unable to locate where it was located but could have been aorund Hope Place, Liverpool, but I am making further enquiries.

    As Liverpool was a restricted area excluding 'enemy aliens', the College temporarily moved to St Asaph in North Wales. With the decline of the Jewish community in Liverpool fewer children enrolled and in the early 1990s the classes moved to Childwall Synagogue.

    Liverpool Record Office holds the archives of the Merseyside Jewish Community from the 18th century to the present day. The records are of
    tremendous significance as the Liverpool community was the first organised Jewish community in the north of England, and until the mid-19th century it was the largest provincial Jewish community.

    Regarding the address of the Liverpool High Court, that covers the Southport and Birkenhead areas, it recently moved to new offices in Liverpool and is situated off Dale Street at:

    35 Vernon Street,
    Liverpool
    L2 2BX

    Regards

    Rob Ainsworth

    Programme Secretary & Web Administrator
    Liverpool History Society
    Web Site:http://liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk

    Comment by Liverpool History | 09/11/2009 | Reply

  2. Rob

    have just consulted two people who confirm that the college was originally in Grove Street. After several moves and upheavals the classes finished up in Childwall Synagogue.

    Cheniston K Roland

    Comment by Liverpool History | 10/11/2009 | Reply

  3. Thanks Chen,

    I knew you would come up with the answer….as usual.

    Regards

    Rob

    Programme Secretary & Web Administrator
    Liverpool History Society
    Web Site:http://liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk

    Comment by Liverpool History | 10/11/2009 | Reply

  4. Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.
    Do you happen to know when the Yeshiva left Grove Street and also exactly where it stood on Grove Street?

    Regarding the High Court. Do you know where it was located before it moved to Vernon Street?

    Thanks again

    Comment by Benjamin | 10/11/2009 | Reply

  5. Dear Rob

    I have managed to get more information for your writer from a well known Jewish historian who attended the college when it was in Chatham Stree.circa 1953

    The Liverpool Talmud Torah was started circa 1895 but is not know where it was originally located. For some time prior to 1932 it was in Great Orford Street and in 1932 it was re-established in Bedford Street

    Pupils who left the Talmud Torah and who desired a more advanced Jewish education went to the Yeshivat Torat Chaim which was formed circa 1914 in the basement of Shaw Street Shul and then moved a year later to its own premises at 124 Islington.

    In 1953 it was located at 160 Chatham Street.

    It was then officially known as The Liverpool Talmudical College. The Yeshivah moved again in 1957 to a converted house in Church Road off Penny Lane, opposite Chalkin's the kosher bakers.

    Cheniston K Roland

    Comment by Liverpool History | 12/11/2009 | Reply

  6. The High Court in Liverpool was originally situated in St Georges Hall, Lime Street. It is open to the public for viewing the original Court Rooms.

    Regards

    Rob Ainsworth

    Programme Secretary & Web Administrator
    Liverpool History Society
    Web Site:http://liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk

    Comment by Liverpool History | 12/11/2009 | Reply

  7. Information on the Liverpool Talmudical College (Yeshiva Torat Chaim) can be found in the Liverpool Record Office under RefNo 296/LTC.

    I hope this proves helpful.

    Yours, Rafoel Davis.

    Comment by Rafoel Davis | 29/12/2009 | Reply


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