Ohel Leah Membership Lists [1934 – 1940]

Below you will find several Ohel Leah Synagogue subscription lists taken from the HKHP archive. Please note that these lists depict the long established Jewish community of Hong Kong (i.e. not European Jewish refugees escaping Nazi persecution), and that they are only a partial representation of that community, estimated to be around 150 persons in 1936 by historian Reverend Carl T. Smith. I will continue to add to this list as I discover more names, and would be delighted to hear from anyone with any further suggestions, too. Unfortunately the subscription and member lists for the years 1937 and 1938 are missing.

If you have any information on any of the individuals listed below, please do get in touch!

Ohel Leah Synagogue Subscription List, 31 December 1934

Name Position Sex
E.S Abraham Subscriber M
Ezra Abraham Subscriber M
M. Cario Subscriber M
M.A. Cohen Subscriber M
S.J. David & Co. Subscriber M
S. Dunn Subscriber M
A.J. Edgar Subscriber M
J.J. Edgar Subscriber M
S.E. Edgar Subscriber M
D. Ellis Subscriber M
F.M. Ellis Subscriber M
E. Ezra Trustee M
W. Goldenberg Committee (Hon. Treasurer) M
Joseph Gould President, Trustee M
E. Grossman Subscriber M
A.S. Gubbay Trustee M
C.S. Gubbay Subscriber M
J.S. Gubbay Committee (Hon. Secretary) M
H. Jephson Subscriber M
Ellis Joseph Subscriber M
F.A. Joseph Committee M
H.B. Joseph Subscriber M
J.E. Joseph Committee M
S.H Joseph Subscriber M
Sir Elly Kadoorie Subscriber M
Horace Kadoorie Subscriber M
Lawrence Kadoorie Subscriber M
G. Komor Subscriber M
A. Landau Subscriber M
S. Michael Subscriber M
E.S. Moses Subscriber M
A. Nissim Subscriber M
H.O. Odell Subscriber M
S.S. Perry Subscriber M
M.H. Rackusan Subscriber M
Albert Raymond Trustee M
Edward M. Raymond Trustee M
David Sassoon & Co., Ltd. Subscriber M
E.D. Sassoon & Co., Ltd. Subscriber M
K. Stuart-Smith Subscriber M
M. Symon Subscriber M
L.A. Tobias Subscriber M
A. Vago Subscriber M
L. Walch Subscriber M
L. Weill Subscriber M
M. Weill Subscriber M
K. Weiss Subscriber M

List of Subscribers to the Ohel Leah Synagogue, 31 December 1935

Name Position Sex
E.S. Abraham Subscriber M
Ezra Abraham Subscriber M
M.A. Cohen (Absent) Subscriber M
S. Dunn Subscriber M
A.J. Edgar Subscriber M
J.J. Edgar Committee (Hon. Treasurer) M
S.E. Edgar Subscriber M
F.M. Ellis Subscriber M
Miss G. Ellis Subscriber F
Miss L. Ellis Subscriber F
Miss S. Ellis Subscriber F
E. Ezra Trustee M
E. Grossman Subscriber M
A.S. Gubbay Trustee M
C.S. Gubbay

J.S. Gubbay

Subscriber

Committee (Hon. Treasurer)

M

M

H. Jephson Subscriber M
F.A. Joseph Committee M
J.E. Joseph Trustee M
S.H. Joseph Subscriber M
Sir Elly Kadoorie Life member Trustee M
L. Kadoorie Life member Committee M
H. Kadoorie Life member Subscriber M
G. Komor Subscriber M
A. Landau Subscriber M
S. Michael Subscriber M
A. Nissim Subscriber M
H.O. Odell Subscriber M
S.S. Perry Subscriber M
M.N. Rackusan Subscriber M
Albert Raymond Committee (President) M
E.M. Raymond Trustee M
K. Stuart-Smith Subscriber M
M. Symon Subscriber M
A. Vago Subscriber M
L. Walch Subscriber M
M. Weill Subscriber M
K. Weiss (Absent) Subscriber M
David Sassoon & Co., Ltd. Donor
E.D. Sassoon Banking Co., Ltd. Donor
S.J. David & Co. Donor
Joseph Gould Trustee M

List of Subscribers to the Ohel Leah Synagogue, 31 December 1936

Name Position Sex
E.S. Abraham Subscriber M
Ezra Abraham Subscriber M
M. Beraha Committee M
M.A. Cohen (Absent) Subscriber M
S. Dunn Subscriber M
M. David Subscriber M
A.J. Edgar Subscriber M
J.J. Edgar Committee M
S.E. Edgar Subscriber M
F.M. Ellis Subscriber M
C. Fuxman Subscriber M
E. Ezra Subscriber M
B. Greenberg Subscriber M
E. Grossman Subscriber M
A.S. Gubbay Trustee M
C.S. Gubbay Subscriber M
J.S. Gubbay Committee (Hon. Secretary & Treasurer) M
V. Hamovitch Subscriber M
H. Jephson Subscriber M
J.E. Joseph Trustee M
F.A. Joseph Committee M
S.H. Joseph Subscriber M
H.B. Joseph Subscriber M
Ellis Joseph Subscriber M
E. Joffe Subscriber M
Sir Elly Kadoorie Life member Trustee M
L. Kadoorie Life member Trustee M
H. Kadoorie Life member Subscriber M
D. Kossick Committee M
A. Landau Subscriber M
S. Michael Subscriber M
H. Michael Subscriber M
A. Nissim Subscriber M
H.O. Odell Subscriber M
S.S. Perry Subscriber M
M.N. Rackusan Subscriber M
Albert Raymond Trustee M
E.M. Raymond Trustee (President) M
P. Raymond Subscriber M
K. Stuart-Smith Subscriber M
Dr. H. Talbot Subscriber M
M. Tallan Subscriber M
M. Symon Subscriber M
A. Vago  Subscriber M
L. Walsh Committee M
L. Weill Subscriber M
M. Weill Subscriber M
K. Weiss Subscriber M
David Sassoon & Co., Ltd. Donor  –
E.D. Sassoon Banking Co., Ltd. Donor  –
S.J. David & Co. Donor  –

List of Members and Amount of Subscription, 16 January 1939

Male Members

Name Amount of Subscription Notes
E.S Abraham $5.
Ezra Abraham $3.
I. Jacob Arzooni $3.
M. Beraha $5.
M. Cario $3.
M. David $3.
Messrs. A.J. & S. Edgar $15.  $5. each
F.M. Ellis $5.
E. Elias $4.
Ed. Ezra $5
Messrs. C.A.J. Gubbay $15 $5. each
E. Grossman $3
M. Gold $3
V. Hammond $3
V. Hannoonali $3
F.A. Joseph $5
S.H. Joseph $3
H.B. Joseph $3
H. Jephson $5
C.R. Judah $3.
E. Joffe $3
D. Kossick $3
Messrs. A.E. & L. Landau $9. $3. each
R.Z. Levy $3
S. Michael $5.
J. Marantz $3.
A. Nissim $3.
N. Nobron $3.
H. Odell $3.
G. Prish $3.
A. Raymond $5.
E.M. Raymond $5.
P. Raymond $3.
M.N. Rakusan $3.
K.S. Smith $3.
C. Sipitsky $3.
M. Talan $3.
L. Tobias $3.
A. Vago $3.
M. Weill $3.
L. Weill $3.
L. Walch $5.

Female Members

Name Amount of Subscription Notes
Mrs. Buckbrough $3. per annum
Mrs. Bercovitch $3. per annum
Miss L. Bercovitch $3. per annum
Mrs. I Dunn $3. per annum
Miss L. Ellis $3. per annum
Miss S. Ellis $3. per annum
Miss G. Ellis $3. per annum
Miss Ellis $3. per annum
Mrs. C.T. Foster $3. per annum
Mrs. D.S. Gubbay $3. per annum
Miss Judah $3. per annum
Miss R. Judah $3. per annum
Mrs. Lyons $3. per annum
Mrs. R.C. Moses $3. per annum
Miss B. Moses $3. per annum
Mrs. A.B. Oxberry $3. per annum
Mrs. Rebroff $3. per annum

List of Subscribers to the Ohel Leah Synagogue, 31 December 1939

Name Position Sex
E.S Abraham Subscriber M
Ezra Abraham Subscriber M
J. Arzoonie (Absent) Subscriber M
M. Beraha Subscriber M
E. Blum (Absent) Subscriber M
M.A. Cohen Subscriber M
M. David Subscriber M
M. Deitrich Subscriber M
A.J. Edgar Subscriber M
J.J. Edgar Committee M
S.E. Edgar Subscriber M
E. Elias Committee M
J. Greenberg Subscriber M
E. Grossman Subscriber M
A.S. Gubbay Subscriber M
C.S. Gubbay Subscriber M
J.S. Gubbay Subscriber M
M. Gold (Absent) Subscriber M
V. Hammond Subscriber M
H. Hanooneli (Absent) Subscriber M
E. Jephson Subscriber M
J.E. Joseph Trustee M
F.A. Joseph Subscriber M
S.H. Joseph Subscriber M
H.B Joseph Subscriber M
C.R. Judah Subscriber M
E. Joffe Subscriber M
Sir Elly Kadoorie Life member Trustee M
L. Kadoorie Life member Trustee M
H Kadoorie Life member Subscriber M
O. Kopelman Subscriber M
R. Kopelman Subscriber M
D. Kossick (Absent) Subscriber M
A. Landau Subscriber M
E. Landau Subscriber M
L. Landau Subscriber M
R.Z. Levy Subscriber M
A. Maier Subscriber M
S. Michael Subscriber M
A. Nissim Subscriber M
N. Nobron Subscriber M
H.O. Odell Subscriber M
A.R. Polick Subscriber M
G. Prish Subscriber M
M.N. Rackusan Subscriber M
Albert Raymond Trustee M
E.M. Raymond Trustee, President M
P. Raymond Subscriber M
S. Szarfstein-Ramler Subscriber M
C. Spitsky Subscriber M
M. Talan Committee M
L. Tobias Subscriber M
A. Vago Subscriber M
L. Walch Committee M
M. Weill Subscriber M
Mrs. Buckbrough Subscriber F
Mrs. Bercovitch Subscriber F
Miss Bernstein Subscriber F
Mrs. Dunn Subscriber F
Miss Ellis Subscriber F
Miss M. Ellis Subscriber F
David Sassoon & Co. Ltd

E.D. Sassoon Banking Co., Ltd.

S.J. David & Co.

 Donor  –
 Donor  –
 Donor  –
Miss S. Ellis Subscriber F
Mrs. C. Foster Subscriber F
Mrs. D.S. Gubbay Subscriber F
Miss Judah Subscriber F
Miss R Judah Subscriber F
Miss B.E. Moses Subscriber F
Mrs. R.S. Moses Subscriber F
Mrs. A.B Oxberry Subscriber F
Miss Silas Subscriber F

 List of Synagogue Members, 1 April 1940

Name Monthly Subscription $ Sex
Abraham, E.S. 3 M
Abraham, Ezra 3 M
Beraha, M. 5 M
Cohen, M.A. 3 M
Citrin, W.T. 3 M
Diestel, H. 3 M
Dietrich, M. 3 M
Edgar, J.J. 5 M
Edgar, A. 5 M
Edgar, S. 5 M
Elias, E.L. 4 M
Ezra, Edward 5 M
Godkin, B. M
Gold, M. 5 M
Grossman, E. 3 M
Greenburg, J. 3 M
Gubbay, C.S. 5 M
Gubbay, A.S. 5 M
Hammond, V. 3 M
Hananeli, H. 3 M
Jephson, H. 5 M
Joffe, E. 3 M
Joseph, S.H. 3 M
Joseph, H.B. 3 M
Joseph, F.A. 5 M
Judah, C.R. 3 M
Kopelmann, O. 3 M
Kopelmann, V.M 3 M
Kopelmann, O. 5 M
Kossick, D. 3 M
Levi, R.Z. 3 M
Landau, A. 3 M
Landau, E. 3 M
Landau, L. 3 M
Michael, S.H. 5 M
Nissim, A. 3 M
Nobron, N. 3 M
Odell, H. 3 M
Odell, J. 3 M
Poliak, A.R. 3 M
Prish, G. 3 M
Rackusan, M.N. 3 M
Raymond, A. 3 M
Raymond, E.M. 3 M
Raymond, P.T. 3 M
Ramler, Dr. S. 3 M
Hon. P Samuel 3 M
 Sipitsky, C.  3

 1940 (1 April 1940) cont.

Name Monthly subscription $ Sex
Talan, M. 3 M
Talbot, Dr. H. 3 M
Tobias, L. 3 M
Vago, A. 3 M
Valichensky, T. 3 M
Walch, L. 5 M
Weill, M. 3 M
J.E. Joseph N/A M
Sir Elly Kadoorie N/A M
L. Kadoorie N/A M
H. Kadoorie N/A M
Absent List M
Blum, E. ? M
David, M. ? M
Greenburg, B. ? M
Goetsekel, E.M. ? M