Administrative Changes

Administrative Changes The scope of the Endowment’s work has so much  increased in recent years that it has become necessary to strengthen its administrative structure to cope with present tasks and to lay firm foundations for the future. 1. Rabbi Mark Daniels retired as part-time Semicha Course Director after many years of … Continue reading

Chief Rabbi’s Questionaire of 1845

Details now readily available.     In August 1845, Chief Rabbi Nathan Adler issued an elaborate questionnaire, shortlyafter his induction, asking all the congregations under his general control for detailed information about synagogal, charitable and educational activities. Very little of the information which he gathered was made available until 1974, … Continue reading

Montefiore Dayanut Programme

Nineteen rabbis, from the following countries, are now studying on this programme: Australia (2), Germany (1), Hong Kong (1), Israel (1), The Netherlands (1), Turkey (1),  U.K. (8), U.S.A. (4). Face-to-face teaching takes place in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles to supplement weekly interactive shiurim by internet.

Jewish population of the Holy Land in the nineteenth century

A research article by Daniel Kessler, based on information extracted from Montefiore Endowment’s collection of Montefiore Censuses, now freely accessible online at ‘’ has been published in Issue 6 (2016) of the scholarly journal Middle Eastern Studies. *********************** The article contains initial findings from the five recently transcribed censuses, commissioned … Continue reading

Queries addressed to the Website

Inquirers should note that the Montefiore Endowment owns, preserves and maintains its books and manuscripts in its library at 2 Ashworth Road, London W9 1JY and those on loan to the libraries of University College London. All items are listed on our website Items are available for inspection and … Continue reading