Work on the Institutions is nearing completion and it is hoped that full details will be online later this year.
It is interesting to see such a sophisticated range of Jewish community and religious service provisions in operation in a non-western environment in the 19th century. Schools and Torah Colleges account for more than half the total.
An analysis of the 968 Institutions listed in the Montefiore Censuses. is given below
|Benevolent Fund & Burial Society||1|
|Burial society and care for the sick||4|
|Care for orphans||1|
|Care for the poor||6|
|Care for the sick||38|
|Care for the sick and brides dowry||4|
|Comfort to mourners||1|
|Fund for the destitute||3|
|Religious books provider||1|
|Synagogue and Torah college||2|
|Torah Study Fund||3|