Rams­gate puz­zler

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY PAT LIDIKER

THE DIS­COV­ERY of al­most 100 pages of old burial records at the Mon­te­fiore En­dow­ment of­fices re­lat­ing to Rams­gate Jewish Ceme­tery has cast a new light on the Jewish pop­u­la­tion in east Kent in Vic­to­rian and Ed­war­dian times.

With the help of Rabbi Cliff Cohen of Thanet and Dis­trict Re­form, who has been trans­lat­ing He­brew let­ter­ing on the ceme­tery’s grave­stones, two nonJewish lo­cal history en­thu­si­asts are pro­duc­ing a book of their find­ings.

This is the third such col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween Bene­dict Kelly, the new keeper of the Mon­te­fiore Syn­a­gogue and Mau­soleum, and Ger­ald Tripp, chair­man of the Rams­gate Mon­te­fiore Her­itage. Mr Kelly said that with the help of news­pa­per obit­u­ar­ies they have been able to pro­duce a pic­ture of the com­mu­nity.

Rams­gate Jewish com­mu­nity spokesman God­frey Fis­cher said: “This is an ex­cel­lent ven­ture.”

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