Saturday, September 6, 2014

FRANCE: HISTORY OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH (#2)

FRANCE: "HISTORY OF THE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OF THE NORTH & PICARDY"
(author, Frederick Viey)


1897 JEWISH INDEX (from “Indicateur Israelite”)


Lille
Consistory:
Grand Rabbi—Cahen Emile
President—Cahen Eugene
Vice-President—Dreyfus Louis
Members—Dreyfus Leopold, Gros Moise, Levy August, Klein Nephtali

            Temple Administration:
President—Michel
Vice-President—Willard Jacques
Secretary—Weil Felix
Ministre-Officiant—Levy Anselme

            Charity & Sponsorship:
President—Cahen Emile
Treasurer—Wahl Oscar
Member—Lion Eugene

Women’s Society:
Honorary President—Cahen (Mrs.) Emile, Gros (Mrs.) Moise

            Religious Education:
Professor—Levy Anselme, Cahen Emile (chaplain of the Lycee)

            Dignitaries & Functionaries:
Vel-Durand—Prefect du Nord
Vallabregue—Squadron Leader
Aron—Colonel & Chief of Artillery
Hecht—Artillery guard
Klein
Fribourg---Medical staff
Weil—Supervisor of Registration
Gros Moise—Controller of Chemin du Nord
Dreyfus J.M.—Police Commissioner
Wahl—Professor
Braun—Professor of German at the “Union Francaise de la Jeunesse”

Valenciennes
            Synagogue:
Rabbi—Meyer Felix
Ministre-Officiant—Weil M.
Administrator—L. Dreyfus
Under-Prefect—Mosse Georges
Huissier (Usher?)—L. Dreyfus
Army—Roshem, Bataillion Chief

Roubaix
Jewish Temple—51 Rue des Champs
Ministre-Officiant—Marx Jacques
Administrator—Weil
Huissier—Grumbach
Direct Contributions—Manuel, Controller

Dunkirk
Synagogue:
Ministre-Officiant—Picard
Administrator—Lazare L.
German Counsel—Eckmann

Tourcoing
Belgian Counsul—Dupont Israel


“CARNET DE LA COMMUNAUTE” (Community Books)
 Examples:
           
1930 “L’Univers Israelite”---Announcements
Birth:
Pierre-Etienne Heymann—parents: John Heymann, grandparents: Alex Heymann (Chairman of the Lille Community) & Gaston Cahen (Director of the Temples Community in Brussels), great-grandparents: Rueff Strasbourg

            With Distinction:
Mrs Israel (nee Wahl)—honorary professor at the Lycee Victor Hugo, Paris, aunt of Mr. Huismann, Director of Fine Arts

Mrs. Gaston Levy (nee Laura Weil)—mother of Mayor Jean Levy, received the 13 Medaille Mutuality

            Engagement:
Marcelle Hirsch—granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Bernheim, former President de la Communaute de Lille & delegate of the Central Consistory of the North, & daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lucien Hirsch, Secretary of the Jewish community in Lille. Engaged to Mr. Edmond Aaron, lawyer at the Paris court, son of Mr. & Mrs. Aaron. The engagement took place at the home of the girl’s grandparents in Paris,
Rue de Tocqueville. M. Poliakoff, Chief Rabbi presiding.

            Marriage:
Sunday, March 5 at the synagogue of Lille, the marriage of Odette Heymann, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Alex Heymann,( President of the Jewish Community of Lille, member of the House of Trade) & Dr. Robert Waitz, son of Dr. & Mrs.  Waitz of Bagnolet. A civil marriage was celebrated by Jean Levy, Deputy Mayor, a friend of the family.
Witnesses for the bride: Jean Heymann, his brother, & General Lucien Levy, his cousin. For the groom: Professor Merklen, Dean of Strassbourg Medical Faculty and Professor Rathery of the Medical Faculty of Paris. Officiated by Chief Rabbi Poliakoff.