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Redesigned by Louise Messik: 11 November 2011
Reorganized by David Shulman: 31 March 2013
Latest revision or update: 19 November 2015

(in alphabetic order)

(See separate listings for Greater London, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool)


Map of England, showing every city and town (outside Greater London) that at one time (since the readmission of Jews in 1656) had a Jewish community and congregation.

Addlestone, Surrey
Addlestone & District Jewish Congregation(3,5)


Aldershot, Hampshire
     Aldershot Synagogue
     Aldershot Military Synagogue


Amersham, Buckinghamshire (see also Chesham)
     Amersham United Synagogue Membership Group
     Amersham, Chesham & District Hebrew Congregation

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)


Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Barnsley Synagogue (3)


Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
     Barrow-in-Furness Synagogue


Basildon, Essex
     Basildon Hebrew Congregation


Basingstoke, Hampshire
     Basingstoke Hebrew Congregation


Bath(1,5), Somerset
     Bath Hebrew Congregation
     Bath Old Synagogue


Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (see also Gerrards Cross)
     Beaconsfield United Synagogue Membership Group


Bedford(1,5), Bedfordshire (see also Dunstable)
     Bedford's first Jewish congregations
     Bedford United Hebrew Congregation


Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
     Berkhamsted United Synagogue Membership Group

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)


Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside
     Birkenhead Synagogue


Birmingham(1,5), West Midlands
     Birmingham Hebrew Congregation (Singers Hill Synagogue)
     Birmingham Central Synagogue
     Birmingham Lubavitch Centre
     Birmingham Home for Aged Jews Synagogue
     Birmingham New Synagogue
     Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
     Birmingham's first Jewish congregations
     Midland Reform Synagogue Movement


Bishop Auckland, County Durham
     Bishop Auckland Synagogue


Blackburn(1,5), Lancashire
     Blackburn Hebrew Congregation
     Freckleton Street Hebrew Congregation
     New Hebrew Congregation


Blackpool(3), Lancashire
     Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation
Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation(3)


Bletchley, Buckinghamshire - see Milton Keynes


Bolton, Greater Manchester
     Bolton Hebrew Congregation


 Bognor Regis, West Sussex
     Bognor Regis Hebrew Congregation
     Felpham & Middleton Hebrew Congregation


Bootle, Merseyside
     Bootle Synagogue


Borehamwood and Elstree, Hertfordshire
     Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue
     Chabad of Borehamwood & Elstree

     Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti Community
     The Elstree Shteibel
     Liberal Synagogue Elstree
     Ner Yisrael Borehamwood - Beis Yisrael
     Ohr Yisrael Synagogue

     Rambam Synagogue (Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation)


Boston, Lincolnshire
Boston Hebrew Congregation(1,5)


Bournemouth(1), Dorset
Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation(1,4)
     Bournemouth Masorti Community
     Bournemouth Reform Synagogue

     Bournemouth Sephardi Association (in Poole)
     Lubavitch Centre

     Wessex Liberal Jewish Community


Bradford(1,2,4,5), West Yorkshire
     Bradford Hebrew Congregation
     Bradford New Hebrew Orthodox Congregation
     Bradford Synagogue for British and Foreign Jews
     lkley Hebrew Congregation


Brighton and Hove(1,4,5), East Sussex
     Brighton's first Jewish congregations
     Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation
     Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue
     Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue
     Hove Hebrew Congregation


     Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation
Bristol Hebrew Congregation(1,2,4,5,6)


Buckhurst Hill, Essex
    Chabad Lubavitch of Buckhurst Hill


Burnley, Lancashire
Burnley Synagogue(3,5)


Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
     Burton-upon-Trent Jewish Community


Bury - see separate section on Greater Manchester


Bushey, Hertfordshire (see also Radlett)
     Bushey & District Synagogue


Buxton, Derbyshire
Buxton Hebrew Congregation


Cambridge(1,3,5), Cambridgeshire
     Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
     Cambridge Synagogue

     Cambridge & Suffolk Jewish Community


Canterbury, Kent
     Canterbury and District Jewish Community


Canvey Island, Essex
     Canvey Island Hebrew Congregation


Chatham, Kent
Chatham Memorial Synagogue(1,4,5)


Chelmsford, Essex
     Chelmsford Jewish Community
     Chelmsford Reform Synagogue Group


Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation(1,5)


Chesham, Buckinghamshire (see also Amersham)
     Chesham Hebrew Congregation
     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)


Chester, Cheshire
Chester Hebrew Congregation(1,3)


Chigwell, Essex
     Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue


Chiltern, Buckinghamshire (see Amersham and Chesham)


Cleveleys, Lancashire - see Thornton-Cleveleys


Cliftonville, Kent - see Margate


Colchester, Essex
     Colchester and District Jewish Community


Coventry(1,5), West Midlands
     Coventry Hebrew Congregation
     Coventry Reform Jewish Community


Crawley, West Sussex
     Crawley Progressive Jewish Community


Crosby, Merseyside
     Crosby and Waterloo Synagogue


Darlington, County Durham
Darlington Hebrew Congregation(1,3)


Deal, Kent - see Dover


Derby, Derbyshire
     Derby Hebrew Congregation


Devonport, Devon - see Plymouth(1,5)


Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (see also Huddersfield)
Dewsbury Synagogue(3)


Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Doncaster Synagogue(1,2,3,4)


Dorking, Surrey
     Dorking Jewish Community Centre


Dover, Kent
Dover Synagogue(1,3,5,6)


Dudley, West Midlands
Dudley Jewish Community(1,3)


Dunstable, Bedfordshire
     Dunstable Synagogue
     Dunstable United Synagogue Membership Group


Durham, County Durham
Durham Synagogue(1,3,4,5)


East Anglia - see Norwich


Eastbourne, East Sussex
     Eastbourne Hebrew Congregation
     Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community


East Grinstead, West Sussex
     East Grinstead & District Jewish Community


Elstree, Hertfordshire - see Borehamwood & Elstree


Epsom, Surrey
Epsom Synagogue(3)


Exeter, Devon
Exeter Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)


Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth Jewish Congregation(1,4,5,6)


Felpham, West Sussex - see Bognor Regis


Fylde, Lancashire - see Lytham St. Anne's


Gateshead(3), Tyne and Wear
     Gateshead Hebrew Congregation
     Kolel Synagogue
     Redheugh Bridge Road Synagogue


Gerrard Cross, Buckinghamshire (see also Beaconsfield)
     Gerrards Cross United Synagogue Membership Group

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)


Gloucester, Gloucestershire
     Gloucester Old Synagogue


Great Offley, Hertfordshire - see Hitchin


Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Great Yarmouth Jewish Congregation(1,3,4,5)


Grimsby(1,3,4,5,6), Lincolnshire
Grimsby Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)
     Grimsby Beth Hamedrash


Guildford, Surrey
     Guildford United Synagogue Membership Group
Guildford Synagogue(5)


Halifax, West Yorkshire
              Halifax Community


Halton, Cheshire - see Widnes


Hanley, Staffordshire - see Stoke-on-Trent


Harlow, Essex
     Harlow Jewish Community


Hartlepool, County Durham
West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)


Harrogate, North Yorkshire
     Harrogate Hebrew Congregation


Hastings, East Sussex
     Hastings and St. Leonards Hebrew Congregation
     Hastings and District Jewish Society


Haversham, Buckinghamshire - see Milton Keynes


Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
     Hemel Hempstead Hebrew Congregation
     Hemel Hempstead United Synagogue Membership Group

Hereford, Herefordshire
     Herefordshire Jewish Community


Hinckley, Leicestershire
Hinckley Hebrew Congregation(3)


High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
     High Wycombe Affiliated Synagogue
     High Wycombe United Synagogue Membership Group


Hitchin, Hertfordshire
     Hitchin Hebrew Congregation
     Yeshivas Toras Chessed, Great Offley


Hove, East Sussex - see Brighton and Hove


Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside
Hoylake Hebrew Congregation(3)


Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (see also Dewsbury)
Huddersfield Synagogue(1,3)


Hull(1,4,5), East Riding of Yorkshire
     Adelaide Street Synagogue
     Dagger Lane Synagogue
     Great Passage Street Synagogue
     Great Thornton Street Synagogue
     Hull Central Synagogue
     Hull Hebrew Congregation
Hull Old Hebrew Congregation(5)
     Hull Reform Synagogue
Hull Western Synagogue(5)
New Hebrew Congregation(5)
     Nile Street Synagogue
     Parade Row Synagogue
     Posterngate Synagogue
     Prince Street Synagogue


Huyton-cum-Roby, Knowsley, Merseyside
     Huyton-cum-Roby Hebrew Congregation


Ikley, West Yorkshire - see Bradford


Ilfracombe, Devon
     Ilfracombe Hebrew Congregation


Isle of Wight
     Isle of Wight Jewish Society


Ipswich(1,5), Suffolk
     Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community
     Ipswich Old Jewish Congregation


Kettering, Northamptonshire
     Kettering United Synagogue Membership Group


Kings Lynn(1,5), Norfolk
     High Street Synagogue
     Tower Street Synagogue
     King's Lynn Hebrew Congregation


Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire - see Hull


Kirklees, West Yorkshire - see Dewsbury & Huddersfield


Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
     Leamington & District Progressive Jewish Group


Leeds - see separate Leeds(1,2,5) section


Leicester(1,2,3,5), Leicestershire
     Leicester Beit Hamedrash
     Leicester Hebrew Congregation
     Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation
     Leicester Reform Group


Leigh-on-Sea, Essex - see Southend-on-Sea


Letchworth(4,5), Hertfordshire
     Hall Mead Synagogue, Letchworth
     Letchworth Hebrew Congregation
     Letchworth Talmud Torah
     Scouts Hill Synagogue, Letchworth
     Simmons' Hall Synagogue, Letchworth
     Synagogue at Girls' School, Letchworth


Lincoln(1), Lincolnshire
     Lincoln Independent Jewish Minyan
     Lincoln Jewish Community (Progressive)
     Lincoln Orthodox Jewish Congregation


Liverpool - see separate Liverpool(1,3,5) section


London - see separate sections on Greater London(1,3,4,5,6)


Loughton, Essex
     Loughton Synagogue


Luton, Bedfordshire
     Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue
     Luton Hebrew Congregation


Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire
     St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation


Macclesfield, Cheshire
     Macclesfield Hebrew Congregation
     Macclesfield United Synagogue Membership Group


Maidstone(1), Kent
     Kent Liberal Jewish Community


Maidenhead(3), Berkshire (see also Windsor)
     Maidenhead Hebrew Congregation
     Maidenhead Synagogue


Manchester - see separate section on Greater Manchester(1,3,4,5)


Margate(1,5), Kent
      Margate Hebrew Congregation


Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation(1,5)


Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
     Bletchley Hebrew Congregation
     Haversham Jewish Community & Synagogue
     Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue


Minehead, Somerset
     Minehead Jewish Community


Medway, Kent - see Chatham


Newbury, Berkshire
Newbury and District Hebrew Congregation(3)


Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
     Stoke-on-Trent  and North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation


Newcastle on Tyne(1,5), Tyne and Wear
     Charlotte Square Synagogue
     Corporation Street Synagogue
     Corporation Street Synagogue
     Gosforth & Kenton Hebrew Congregation
     Jesmond Hebrew Congregation
     Newcastle Beth Hamedrash
     Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation
Newcastle Reform Synagogue(4)
Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation
     Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue
     Temple Street Synagogue


Norwich(1,5), Norfolk
     Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
     Norwich Liberal Jewish Community


Northampton, Northamptonshire
     Northampton Hebrew Congregation


North Shields(1), Tyne and Wear
     North Shields Synagogue


North Tyneside(1), Tyne and Wear
North Shields Synagogue(3)
Whitley Bay Hebrew Congregation


Nottingham(1,5), Nottinghamshire
     Nottingham Hebrew Congregation
     Nottingham Liberal Synagogue


Oldham, Greater Manchester
     Oldham Synagogue


Oxford(1,3,5), Oxfordshire
     Oxford Jewish Congregation
     Oxford Jewish Congregation - Masorti Group
     Oxford Jewish Congregation - Progressive Jewish Group


Paignton, Devon - see Torbay


Penrith, Cumbria
     Penrith Hebrew Congregation


Penzance, Cornwall
Penzance Jewish Congregation


Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
     Peterborough Hebrew Congregation
     Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community
     Peterborough United Synagogue Membership Group


Plymouth(1,4,5,6), Devon
     Devonport Synagogue
     Plymouth Hebrew Congregation


Poole, Dorset (see also Bournemouth)(1)
     Bournemouth Sephardi Association


Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth and Southsea Hebrew Congregation(1,4,5)


Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
     Potters Bar and Brookmans Park Affiliated Synagogue


Preston, Lancashire
Preston Synagogue(1,5)


Radlett, Hertfordshire
     Radlett Synagogue
     Radlett & Bushey Reform Synagogue


Ramsgate(1,5), Kent
     Lubavitch Foundation
     Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
     Thanet & District Reform Synagogue


Reading(3), Berkshire
     Jewish Community of Berkshire

     Reading Hebrew Congregation
     Reading Liberal Jewish Community
     Tilehurst United Synagogue Membership Group


Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
     Rickmansworth & Croxley Green United Synagogue Membership Group


Rochester, Kent - see Chatham


St Albans, Hertfordshire
     St Albans Masorti Synagogue
St Albans (United) Synagogue(4)


St. Anne's, Lancashire - see Lytham St. Anne's


St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex - see Hastings


Salford - see separate section on Greater Manchester


Seacombe, Merseyside - see Wallasey


Sefton(1) - see Bootle, Crosby & Southport


Sheerness, Kent
     Sheerness Synagogue


Sheffield(1,5), South Yorkshire

     Figtree Lane Synagogue
     Holly Street Synagogue
     North Church Street Synagogue
     Sheffield & District Reform Jewish Congregation
     Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation
     Sheffield Jewish Congregation and Centre
     Sheffield New Hebrew Congregation
     Yanashker Synagogue

Shenley, Hertfordshire
     Shenley United Jewish Community


Slough(1,5), Berkshire (see also Windsor)
     Slough & Windsor Affiliated Synagogue
     Slough United Synagogue Membership Group


Solihull, West Midlands
     Solihull & District Hebrew Congregation


Southampton(1,5), Hampshire
     Southampton Hebrew Congregation
     South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community


Southend-on-Sea(1), Essex
     Southend and District Reform Synagogue(4)
     Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation


Southport(1), Merseyside
     Southport & District Reform Synagogue
     Southport Hebrew Congregation


Southsea, Hampshire - see Portsmouth


South Shields, Tyne and Wear
      South Shields Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4)


Staines, Surrey
     Staines, Egham and District Utd. Synagogue Membership
     Staines and District Affiliated Synagogue


Stockport(3) - see separate section on Greater Manchester


Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
     Stockton-on-Tees Synagogue(1)


Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
     Stoke-on-Trent Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)

Stroud, Gloucestershire
     Stroud Jewish Congregation(1,3,5)


Sunderland(1,5), Tyne and Wear
     Polish Synagogue
     Sunderland Beth Hamedrash
     Sunderland Hebrew Congregation
     Sunderland Yeshiva Synagogue


Swindon, Wiltshire
     Swindon Hebrew Congregation
     Swindon Reform Jewish Community


Thames Ditton, Elmbridge, Surrey
     Kingston Liberal Synagogue


Thanet, Kent - see Margate & Ramsgate


Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire
     Thornton-Cleveleys Synagogue

Tilehurst, Berkshire - see Reading


Torbay(1), Devon
     Paignton Hebrew Congregation
     Torquay United Hebrew Congregation


Torquay, Devon - see Torbay


Totnes, Devon
     Totnes Jewish Community


Trafford - see separate section on Greater Manchester


Truro(1), Cornwall
     Kehillat Kernow (Cornwall Community)


Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside
     Seacombe Synagogue
     Wallasey Hebrew Congregation


Wallingford, Oxfordshire
     Carmel College and Synagogue


Walsall, West Midlands
Walsall Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)


Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
     Walton-on-the-Naze Hebrew Congregation


Warwick, Warwickshire - see Leamington Spa


Watford, Hertfordshire
     Watford & District Synagogue

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
     Welwyn Garden City Synagogue
     Welwyn Garden City United Synagogue Membership

Wessex - see Bournemouth


Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex - see Southend-on-Sea


West Hartlepool, County Durham - see Hartlepool


Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
     Weston-super-Mare Hebrew Congregation


Weybridge, Surrey
     North West Surrey Synagogue


Whitehaven, Cumbria
     Whitehaven Jewish Community


Widnes, Cheshire
Widnes Synagogue(3)


Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
     Whitley Bay Hebrew Congregation


Wigan, Greater Manchester
Wigan Synagogue(3,5)


Wilmslow, Cheshire
     Wilmslow and District Jewish Community


Winchester, Hampshire
     Winchester Jewish Community


Windsor(1,5), Berkshire (see also Maidenhead and Slough)
     Windsor United Synagogue Membership Group
     Windsor & Slough United Synagogue Membership Group


Wirral(1), Merseyside - see Birkenhead, Hoylake & Wallasey


Woking, Surrey
     Woking United Synagogue Membership Group


Wolverhampton, West Midlands
     Wolverhampton Synagogue(1,3,4,5)


Worcester, Worcestershire
     Worcester United Synagogue Membership Group
     Worcester Hebrew Congregation


Worksop, Nottinghamshire
     Worksop Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)


Worthing, West Sussex
     Worthing & District Hebrew Congregation


Wroxall, Isle of Wight - see Isle of Wight


Wycombe, Buckinghamshire - see High Wycombe


Yarmouth, Norfolk - see Great Yarmouth


York, North Yorkshire
     York Hebrew Congregation(1,3)


(1) Community 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.



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