Chief Rabbi will help shul celebrate 70th anniversary

ALLERTON Hebrew Congregation will mark its 70th anniversary on November 30 with a service to be attended by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.

The congregation owes its origins to the late Rev Hyman Goldman, a Liverpool shochet, who had been minister of Sefton Park Hebrew Congregation.

He was the first to conduct services at Childwall Hebrew Congregation and had ministered during the Second World War in Ormskirk and Southport.

In 1950 he moved from Sefton Park to Allerton.

As it was too far for him to walk to his shul, Greenbank Drive, Rev Goldman set about trying to persuade other Allerton Jewish residents to set up a shul in their area. Eventually premises were found in Mossley Hill Church Hall.

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