Kehillat Kernow (Cornwall Community)

& Truro Jewish Community

Truro, Cornwall




Page created: 22 May 2006
Latest update or revision: 20 February 2013

City of Truro

The city of Truro, in South West England, has a population of about 13,000.   It was a municipal borough, with city status (the only city in Cornwall), until 1974, when it was merged with neighbouring localities to form the local government (non-metropolitan) district of Carrick, within the county of Cornwall.  In April 2009, the district of Carrick and all other local government districts in Cornwall were abolished, and Cornwall became a unitary authority.

Truro Jewish Community

Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Truro include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Truro during the 1770s (1 records), 1780s (1 record), 1790s (3 records), 1820s (8 records), 1830s (7 records), 1840s (2 records) and 1850s (7 records).

Congregation Data

The following Jewish congregation generally meets in or near Truro:


Kehillat Kernow (Cornwall Community)


Meets on alternate Saturdays at Three Bridges School, Blackwater, near Truro (formerly met in the Truro Baptist Church, Truro)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

About 2001  (based upon first appearing in Jewish Year Book 2002)




A constituent synagogue of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain).



Articles on the Cornwall Jewish Community

Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Cornwall by Joseph Jacobs, c 1906.

Other Truro Jewish Information


Jewish Congregations in Cornwall

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used


About JCR-UK   |   JCR-UK home page  |   Contact JCR-UK Webmaster

JGSGB  JewishGen

Terms and Conditions, Licenses and Restrictions for the use of this website:

This website is owned by JewishGen and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. All material found herein is owned by or licensed to us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your own personal use. You may not post material from this site on another website without our consent. You may not transmit or distribute material from this website to others. You may not use this website or information found at this site for any commercial purpose.

Copyright © 2002 - 2014 JCR-UK. All Rights Reserved