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Page created by John Berman: 2002
Congregations researched and page reformatted by David Shulman: November 2007
Page redesigned by Louise Messik: November 2011
Latest revision or update: 8 February 2016

Jewish Community of Greater Manchester

City and Metropolitan County of Manchester

Greater Manchester, a metropolitan county established in 1974 in North West England, covers the City of Manchester and surrounding areas.  In comprises ten metropolitan boroughs, namely the City of Manchester, the City of Salford, Bolton, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan.  In 1986, Greater Manchester lost its administrative powers becoming purely a ceremonial county. Accordingly, each of the metropolitan boroughs effectively became unitary authorities. The metropolitan county includes certain localities, such as Salford and Trafford that form a single conurbation along with Manchester, while others, such as Bolton, Rochdale and Wigan, are separate towns.

The Jewish Community

Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Manchester include:


Holy Law & Beth Aaron Synagogue 1901-1932 (568 records);
South Broughton Synagogue 1920-1938 (494 records).


WWII Civilian Casualties (20 records).


1871 (3,233 records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Greater Manchester (primarily Manchester and Salford) during the 1770s (1 record), 1790s (3 records), 1800s (15 records), 1810s (24 records), 1820s (95 records), 1830s (181 records), 1840s (465 records), 1850s (1,169 records), 1860s (224 records), 1870s (182 records), 1880s (117 records), 1890s (28 records), 1900s (19 records) and 1910s (3 records).


Salford Police Register of Aliens, 1916-1965, from Manchester Police Museum  (14,364 records) - Introduction;
Manchester Jewry  - City Directories of Traders:
1855 (143 records), 1888 (230 records), 1927 (560 records), 1934 (411 records), with Introduction & Explanation by Ann Rabinowitz.


The Jewish Congregations

The following Congregations are, or were, considered to be part of the Greater Manchester Community:

* Denotes active congregation.

A congregation that subsequently changed its name or merged into another congregation.

Alternative name of congregation.

(1) Community or congregation records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.


Alternative Lists of Manchester Congregations

(Click below to view Manchester Congregations arranged as follows:)

Articles on the Manchester Jewish Community

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Manchester by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Manchester from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain" - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.

Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Manchester by Joseph Jacobs and Isidore Harris, c-1906.

Manchester Jewish Miscellany

Manchester Synagogues' Marriage Register Data

Synagogue Records of Manchester Synagogues

Manchester Bibliography and other sources

Manchester & District Jewish Population Data
(including Salford)



(Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain)



(The Jewish Year Book 1896/97)



(The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)



(The Jewish Year Book 1906)



(The Jewish Year Book 1916)



(The Jewish Year Book 19435)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1968)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2000)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)



(The Jewish Year Book 2007)

Other Manchester Jewish Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

IAJGS Cemetery Project - Manchester Cemetery Information

Jewish Communities of England home page



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