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Rabbi Abraham Pereira Mendes

Rabbi Abraham Pereira Mendes

Male 1825 - 1893  (68 years)

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  • Name Abraham Pereira Mendes 
    Prefix Rabbi 
    Born 9 Feb 1825  Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography Abraham Pereira Mendes
    Rev. Abraham Pereira Mendes

    Abraham Pereira Mendes (unknown date)
    Position
    Rabbi
    Synagogue
    Montego Bay, Jamaica; Birmingham, England; Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island
    Personal details
    Born
    1825-02-9
    Kingston, Jamaica
    Died
    1893-4-18
    New York City, United States
    Parents
    Isaac Pereira Mendes (1794-1876), Rebecca Campos (1795-1830)
    Spouse
    Eliza Meldola de Sola
    Children
    Henry Pereira Mendes (1852–1937), Frederick de Sola Mendes (1850–1927), David de Sola Mendes (1860–1932)
    Occupation
     • Rabbi
    Abraham Pereira Mendes (February 9, 1825 in Kingston, Jamaica – April 18, 1893 in New York City) was an English rabbi and educator.
    He was the first master of the Beth Limud School of Kingston, but resigned in order to prepare in London, England for the vocation of preacher and rabbi. He studied under Dr. David Meldola, son of Haham Raphael Meldola, as well as under his future father-in-law, the Rev. D. A. de Sola, known as "the learned Hazzan" of the Sephardic community, and received his diplomas.
    He returned to Jamaica and became for a short time assistant to the Rev. Isaac Lopez, minister of the Kingston Sephardic congregation, but was soon called from that position to be the minister of the Montego Bay community. There he stayed until his wife's failing health compelled him, in 1851, to return to her milder native climate. Mendes was then elected minister and preacher in the Birmingham (Eng.) congregation, and remained there until 1858, when he moved to London, became head of the Neveh Zedek for six years, and established Northwich College, a school for Jewish youth. He continued meanwhile his ministerial duties and literary labors, and on the death of Haham Artom acted as preacher and dayyan for the Sephardic community of London.
    In 1883, he was called to the ministry at the historic Touro Synagogue in Newport, Rhode Island, by the guardian Congregation Shearith Israel of New York and continued as its minister until his death ten years later.
    He was the first among the Sephardim to publish a volume of sermons in English (1855). He translated the Daily Prayer-Book of the German Jews (Valentine's edition), and finished the translation of the Festival and Holy Day Books left incomplete by the death of Rev. D. A. de Sola. He published, besides, The Law of Moses, Post-Biblical History of the Jews (to fall of Jerusalem), Interlineary Translation of the Prayer-Book (German), and the Haggadah. He married Eliza, a daughter of Rev. D. A. de Sola of London.
    Two of Mendes's sons, Frederick de Sola Mendes and Henry Pereira Mendes, became prominent American rabbis in the late nineteenth century.
    References
    •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Cyrus Adler, H. Pereira Mendes, Joseph Jacobs and Frank H. Vizetelly (1901–1906). "Mendes". In Singer, Isidore; et al. Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company. 
    Hebrew Birth 21 Shv 5585 
    Hebrew Death 2 Iya 5653 
    Immigration Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration Newport, RI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Rabbi 
    Residence Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Newport, RI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 18 Apr 1893  New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I14216  Blank Family
    Last Modified 23 Dec 2018 

    Father Isaac Pereira Mendes,   b. 1794,   d. 1856  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Campos,   b. 1795,   d. 1830  (Age 35 years) 
    Family ID F12335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza de Sola,   d. Yes - date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Rabbi Frederick de Sola Mendes,   b. 8 Jul 1850, Montego Bay, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1927, New Rochelle, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Rabbi Henry Pereira Mendes,   b. 13 Apr 1852, Birmingham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1937, New York, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F10167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Feb 1825 - Kingston, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - - Newport, RI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Birmingham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Newport, RI, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Apr 1893 - New York, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
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