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THE HISTORY OF

JACEY CINEMAS LTD

&

VIDEOS

JOSEPH COHEN
& OUR FAMILY BUSINESS


SCRAPBOOK PHOTOGRAPHS
&
NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS

EXTRA NOTES

 

KEN RIVE
& GALA FILMS

 

JC-COMMUNITY
INVOLVEMENT

 

 

Joseph Cohen's Involvement with the Birmingham Community, Helping Jewish Refugees, Honoured at Singers Hill Synagogue, Property Development  and Founder of a Masonic Lodge.

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Singers Hill Synagogue Honours Joseph Cohen

 

The Birmingham Jewish Recorder

 

72 Woodbourne Road & Two Jacey Roads Built by Joseph Cohen

 

Lodge of Faith & Hope    No 4772   Founder W. Bro. Joseph Cohen

 

Joseph Cohen Solicitor & Jewish Refugees

 

 

 

Birmingham Hebrew Congregation, Stained Glass Windows

Souvenir Booklet 1963



Introduction
by
Philip Bloom about The Singers Hill Windows



Joseph Cohen honoured with a plaque for the Singers Hill Synagogue. John Neville Cohen

Honoured by a plaque in the Synagogue




Foreword

by

Rev. Dr. Chaim Pearl,
M.A. PH.D


Rev. Dr. Chaim Pearl adds for the record his admiration of Joseph Cohen.  'Birmingham Jewry: More Aspects 1740 - 1930'  Page 111


Joseph Cohen who was the main inspiration behind the entire project, from beginning to end.



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18th March 2015 CHABADINFO.COM NEWS

Singers Hill Reopens Synagogue


Singers Hill one of the most important jewish buildings in the United Kingdom. John Neville Cohen



Singers Hill Synagogue.  John Neville Cohen  Singers Hill Synagogue from the Ladies Gallery

Singers Hill Synagogue one of the most important Jewish buildings in the UK


Mention of the Joseph Cohen Communal Hall.  John Neville Cohen



The Joseph Cohen Hall

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AJR Volume XXX No. 11, November 1975, INFORMATION, Page 3.

 

Joseph Cohen described as an elder statesman of the Birmingham Jewish Community.   John Neville Cohen



Joseph Cohen, an elder statesman of the Birmingham Jewish Community
... a substantial benefactor of almost every local charity.

 

http://www.ajr.org.uk/journalpdf/1975_november.pdf

 

 

The Joseph Cohen Hall

&

The Joseph Cohen Trophy

 

One of three placques in honour of Joseph Cohen at Singers Hill Synagogue Birmingham.  John Neville Cohen

 

 

The Joseph Cohen Communal Hall plaque.  John Neville Cohen

 

The Joseph Cohen Hall is used for a wide variety of events and is located alongside Singers Hill Synagogue.


The plaque for outstanding services includes Joseph Cohen.  John Neville Cohen

The plaque for outstanding Services includes Joseph Cohen

 

 

The Joseph Cohen Trophy


"...the Joseph Cohen Trophy is presented each year to a writer who
has contributed a series of articles during the year."

 

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Lodge of Faith & Hope

No. 4772

Founder W. Bro. Joseph Cohen

 

The Lodge of Faith and Hope No 4772.   John Neville Cohen

 

Joseph Cohen and The Group of Founders.   John Neville Cohen

 

Lodge of Faith and Hope members in 1950

Founder W. Bro. Joseph Cohen is 4th from the right, front row.

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72 Woodbourne Road,  Edgbaston & Two Jacey Roads Built by Joseph Cohen

 

The family house in Edgbaston, Birmingham built by Joseph Cohen.  John Neville Cohen

72 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham

 

 

Two Roads of houses built by Joseph Cohen and named after him.  John Neville Cohen



Jacey Road (CUL_DE_SAC) Edgbaston Birmingham B16  0LL



Jacey Road Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands B90 3LN

 

 

The sales details of our family house built by Joseph Cohen.  John Neville Cohen

 

The Snooker Table could be raised, or lowered and each time it is raised,
it is designed to be perfectly level.

A number of famous snooker players have used it including world famous champions.

Walt Disney came to visit Joseph Cohen at this house.

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Front Cover

Birmingham Jewish Recorder

 

Joseph Cohen on the front cover of The Birmingham Jewish Recorder.  John Neville Cohen

 

Birmingham Jewish Recorder Front Cover

Volume 43, No. 8 August 1980

 

 

Article about Joseph Cohen in the Birmingham Jewish Recorder.  John Neville Cohen

An Article about Joseph Cohen in The Birmingham Jewish Recorder

 

 

Obituary - Joseph Cohen - Many an institution, both Jewish and non-Jewish, benefited from his generosity.   John Neville Cohen

 

Many an institution, both Jewish and non-Jewish, benefited from his generosity.

 

Hillel House, Jacey Hall, A Life Member of Singers Hill.

 

Highest Office in the Masonic Movement.

 

 

Joseph Cohen Press cutting - Film Pioneer Dies.   John Neville Cohen

At 18, he was the youngest to qualify as a solicitor.

 

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On a More Personal Note

A Dinner to honour Mr & Mrs Joseph Cohen in 1919 and an ode written about Joseph Cohen. John Neville Cohen

 

 

The Birmingham Russian Jewish Association honour Mr & Mrs Joseph Cohen, for his help as a solicitor,

plus 'An Ode' composed by Zola Sonin aged 11 years December 1918.

"In unknown places of this earth,
Live people who to fame are unknown,
Much more than Statesman are they worth,
More precious are they than a precious stone."

 

 

Refugees

Mr & Mrs Joseph Cohen took in refugees and included them as part of their family.  Amongst others, the ones I knew of, were Peter Rosenthal, Eva Lewkowitz and Ruth Marchand.  

But they had such heartache over two of them, I remember how upset and sad for many years, my Grandmother was over Peter's death, he was killed in an accident in Hagley Road where he was run over by a bus.  In his excitement at being accepted by the boy scouts, he forgot that in England they drive on the right and looked the wrong way.  His parents did not survive, but his Uncle and Aunt live in San Francisco and always kept in touch.

My Grandparents and all our family loved little Eva, she was adorable, but especially to them having only had boys.  But one day her Mother without warning, having escaped, rang the doorbell and demanded having her daughter back immediately, she had no time to talk to them because she had a taxi waiting and although she was invited in and shown Eva's bedroom and told how much they loved her, she simply grabbed a few of Eva's things and took off with Eva.  Sadly, they never heard another word from the Mother, or Eva.  

Ruth also always kept in touch with our family and now lives in New York.

 

Peter Rosenthal sent a letter. John Neville Cohen

 

Peter Rosenthal aged 12

Peter

A photo of Peter with a note of his death kept by my Grandparents. John Neville Cohen

Peter

Such a sad letter received after Peter's death.  John Neville Cohen

 

The last note from Peter's parents. They did not survive the war.  John Neville Cohen

 

Eva Lewkowitz. John Neville Cohen

 

Eva Lewkowitz. John Neville Cohen

Eva

Eva Lewkowitz. John Neville Cohen

Eva

Eva Lewkowitz. John Neville Cohen

Eva

 

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THE HISTORY OF

JACEY CINEMAS LTD

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JOSEPH COHEN
& OUR FAMILY BUSINESS

 

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EXTRA NOTES

 

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Joseph Cohen, Birmingham Jewry, Singers Hill Synagogue, Stained Glass Windows, Jacey Hall, Jacey Trophy, Lodge of Faith and Hope, No. 4772, 72 Woodbourne Road, Built by Joseph Cohen

 

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