The Jewish Museum holds copies of over 80 issues of the Club Link magazine dating from 1927 to 1954.
The magazine was primarily for members of the West Central Jewish Girls’ Club, which was founded in 1893 by the Honourable Lilian Montagu (1873-1963). ‘Miss Lily’, as she was known, led the Club with her sister, Marian. The Club encouraged its members to participate in its running and it gave girls an opportunity to broaden their horizons and develop an awareness of the social and political problems surrounding them.
Following the bombing of their building in 1941, the Girls’ Club moved very close to the West Central Jewish Lad’s Club (founded in 1898) and joint activities were organised. From 1950 the two Clubs shared a building and when the Lads’ Club closed in 1955 many members joined the Girls’ Club.
The Club Link magazine tracks the trends and activities of Liberal Jews following WWI, through to the tragedies of WWII and life following the war years. Volunteers have been both digitising and listing the named individuals mentioned in the pages. These are being added to our collections database to help us with any genealogical enquiries.
Now you can search the data below to see if someone you know was involved with the West Central Jewish Girls’ Club 1927-54.
Tips and information
- To search for a specific name, date, issue or subject etc. hold the ‘CTRL+F’ keys to bring up a search box. You can now search and click the up and down arrows to scroll through your results
- Names are organised alphabetically by Surname.
- Maiden names are in brackets
- The data represents the information as seen by our volunteers.
- Click the link below the data sheet or below to open up the full versions of the data (opens in new tab)