Stroud Jewish Community

& Synagogue

Stroud, Gloucestershire



Page created: 5 July 2004
Latest revision or update: 8 July 2016

Town of Stroud

The town of Stroud, in the West of England, is situated in the local government district of Stroud within the county of Gloucestershire.  The district was formed in 1974 by the merger of a number of local authorities in south-west Gloucestershire, including the Stroud urban district.

Stroud Jewish Community

There was a small organised Jewish community in Stroud from the 1870s until the early part of the twentieth century, having its own synagogue (details below). In 2008, the Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Congregation (see separately), was established, serving the whole county of Gloucestershire.

Congregation Data


Stroud Synagogue


31 Landsdown Road, Lansdown, Stroud GL5, from 1889 (when the building was constructed.)

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed in 1908, and synagogue was sold in 1910. The building is now a private dwelling divided into two semi-detached residences.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1882 - 16 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1890 - 16 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1896-1900 - 12 seatholders (Jewish Year Books 1896/97 through 1900/01)

1900 - 9 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)


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The records in the database associated with Stroud include:


1881 & 1901 Stroud (175 records)


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Stroud Jewish Community



Other Stroud Jewish Institutions & Organisations

Educational & Theological
(that had been formed by 1900*)

  • Hebrew School (founded 1879)

* As listed in the Jewish Year Books 1896 & 1900.


Stroud Jewish Cemetery Information

There was no Jewish cemetery in Stroud, the Jewish community would have used the cemeteries in Gloucester and later, Cheltenham.


Stroud Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)



(The Jewish Year Book 1898/9)



(The Jewish Year Book 1901)

Jewish Congregations in Gloucestershire

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