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Preston Synagogue

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Preston, Lancashire

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 9 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 19 February 2013
 

City of Preston

The city of Preston, on the river Ribble in North West England, is now the county town of Lancashire. It forms the greater part of the district of Preston, which has a population of about 130,000.  The present boundaries date from 1974, when the then borough of Preston merged with adjoining areas to form a district of the county of Lancashire.

Preston Jewish Community


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The records in the database associated with Preston include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Preston during the 1760s (1 record); 1810s (1 record); 1820s (2 records), 1840s (13 records), 1850s (17 records), 1860s (10 records) and 1870s (5 records).
 

Only one Jewish congregation, Preston Synagogue, is known to have existed in Preston.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Preston Synagogue

Address:

8a Avenham Place, Preston

Current Status:

Closed (mid 1980's)

Date Formed:

1882

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Articles on the Preston Jewish Community

Personal Recollections of Linda Martin

Jewish Population Data

1905
1915
1919
1934
1946
1955
1965
1990
89
93
103
112
300
160
140
25

(The Jewish Year Book 1906)
(The Jewish Year Book 1916)
(The Jewish Year Book 1920)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

Other Preston Jewish Information

Jewish Congregations in Lancashire

Jewish Communities of England home page

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