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Montefiore College
Judith Lady Montefiore College () is a Judaism, Jewish theological seminary founded in 1869 by Sir Moses Montefiore in memory of his late wife, Lady Judith Montefiore, at Ramsgate, Kent. Though closed in 1985, the College re-opened in London in 2005. Early history The College initially took the form of a ''beth midrash, beit midrash'' attended by elderly men of learning who studied the Talmud there, under the directorship Dr. Louis Loewe, Louis Löwe. The Bevis Marks Synagogue, Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation in London assumed the administration of the College after Montefiore's death in 1885, and the College languished after the death of Löwe in 1888. After Moses Gaster was appointed principal in 1890, the College was re-organized into a modern Yeshiva, rabbinical training college. The former members of the institution were dismissed, and students between the age of 16 and 21 with a Bachelor of Arts, B.A. or comparable university degree were invited to move into the C ...
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Moses Montefiore
Sir Moses Haim Montefiore, 1st Baronet, (24 October 1784 – 28 July 1885) was a British financier and banker A bank is a financial institution Financial institutions, otherwise known as banking institutions, are corporations that provide services as intermediaries of financial markets. Broadly speaking, there are three major types of financial in ..., activist, philanthropist Philanthropy consists of "private initiatives, for the Public good (economics), public good, focusing on quality of life". Philanthropy contrasts with business initiatives, which are private initiatives for private good, focusing on material gain, ... and Sheriff of London Two sheriffs are elected annually for the City of London The City of London is a City status in the United Kingdom, city, Ceremonial counties of England, ceremonial county and local government district that contains the historic centre and th .... Born to an Italian-Jewish family, he donated large su ...
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