You are looking at  1-8 of 8 articles  for:

  • politics and the law x
  • Social welfare and reform x
Clear All

Article

Adler, Henrietta [Nettie] (1868–1950), social worker and Jewish political activist, was born in London on 1 December 1868, the elder daughter of Rabbi Dr Hermann Adler (1839–1911) and his wife, Rachel Joseph (d. 1912). Her father was the son of Dr Nathan Marcus Adler...

Article

Alex, (Edward) Ephraim (1800–1882), founder of the Jewish Board of Guardians, was born on 12 December 1800 in St Katherine in the City of London. He was the eldest surviving son of Solomon Alex, dentist, of 11 Finsbury Place, Finsbury, and 21 Jewry Street, Aldgate...

Article

Hartog, Numa Edward (1846–1871), campaigner for Jewish rights, was born at 55 Mansell Street, Whitechapel, London, on 20 May 1846, the elder son among the five surviving children of Alphonse Hartog (c.1815–1904), a native of France and professor of French in ...

Article

Rothman, Bernard [Benny] (1911–2002), communist activist and countryside access campaigner, was born on 1 June 1911 at 68 Mary Street, Cheetham, Manchester, the third of five children and the elder son of Isaac Rothman, smallware merchant, and his wife, Freda, née Solomon. His parents, both Jewish, had emigrated from ...

Article

Sacher, Harry (1881–1971), Zionist and benefactor, was born on 3 September 1881 in London, the sixth son and the ninth child of Jacob Sacher (b. c.1841), a self-employed tailor, and his wife, Esther (b. c.1841), both of whom were Polish-born Jews and naturalized British subjects....

Article

Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist, was born Nathan Redcliffe Salaman, at 100 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 September 1874, the ninth of the fifteen children of Myer Salaman (1835/6–1896), a wealthy ostrich feather merchant, and his wife, Sarah Soloman (1844–1931)...

Image

Redcliffe Nathan Salaman (1874–1955) by Walter Stoneman Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

Article

Sieff, Rebecca Dora (1890–1966), feminist and Zionist, was born on 23 February 1890 at 38 Copenhagen Street, Leeds, the eldest daughter of Michael Marks (1859–1907), founder of the Marks and Spencer retailing group, and his wife, Hannah Cohen. At the time of Rebecca's...