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Bath Jewish Community

City of Bath

Bath is an historic and elegant city of about 90,000 inhabitants in southwest of England, renowned since Roman times for its hot mineral springs. It forms the principal urban area of the district of Bath and Northeast Somerset, which is unitary authority created 1996 and placed for ceremonial purposes in the county of Somerset.  Until 1996, Bath was a district of the now defunct county of Avon, which had been formed in 1974. Prior to then, Bath was a borough in the county of Somerset.

Bath Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Bath include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Bath or nearby Wells or Frome during the 1790s (8 records), 1800s (12 records), 1810s (20 records); 1820s (28 records), 1830s (20 records), 1840s (36 records), 1850s (38 records), 1860s (7 records), 1870s (1 record), 1880s (6 records), 1890s (5 records) and 1900s (2 records).

The Jewish Congregations

The following Congregations were considered to be part of the Bath Community:

Jewish Population Data


 Community founded
 40 (The Jewish Year Book 1947)

On-Line Articles on the Bath Jewish Community

Bath from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with his kind consent.

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

The Jews of Bath by Malcolm Brown and Judith Samuel

"Jewish Tombstone Inscriptions in S. W. England - Studies in Anglo-Jewish History No. 3", by Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser, includes an Introduction that makes reference to Bath. Available on-line by JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.


Other Bath
Jewish Information

Bibliography and other sources

Bath Cemetery Information - IAJGS Synagogue Project 

Jewish Congregations in Somerset

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used


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