Herefordshire Jewish Community

Hereford, Herefordshire



Page created: 9 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 14 January 2016

City of Hereford

The historic city of Hereford, in the English West Midlands, close the the Welsh border, lies on the river Wye and has a population of about 50,000.   It was a municipal borough within the county of Herefordshire until 1974, when it became a local government district within the newly created county of  Hereford and Worcester. In 1998, the county of Herefordshire was reconstituted and became a unitary authority, the city of Hereford accordingly losing its administrative status.

Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Herefordshire Jewish Community, is known to have existed in Hereford in modern times, although there was a medieval Jewish community.

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The records in the database associated with Hereford include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Hereford or Ledbury (12 miles to the east) during the 1810s (1 record), 1830s (4 record), 1840s (8 record), 1850s (10 records), 1860s (4 records), 1870s (7 records), 1880s (3 records) and 1890s (2 records).

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Herefordshire Jewish Community

Former Name:

Hereford Jewish Community (to about 2004)

Current Status:


Date Opened:



Liberal (Progressive)


A constituent of Liberal Judaism (formerly Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues)

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Other Hereford Information

Jewish Congregations in Herefordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

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