Worcester Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Worcester, Worcestershire



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

City of Worcester

The historic city of Worcester lies on the river Severn in the English West Midlands and has a population of over 90,000.   It was a county borough in the county of Worcestershire until 1974, when it became a local government district, initially within the relatively short-lived county of  Hereford and Worcester and, from 1998, within the newly reconstituted county of Worcestershire.

Worcester Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Worcester include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Worcester during the 1810s (1 record), 1820s (1 record), 1850s (8 records), 1860s (3 records), 1870s (2 records) and 1880s (2 records).

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Worcester Hebrew Congregation

Developed from:

Worcester United Synagogue Membership Group


2 New Street, Worcester. (consecrated March 1943)


The Congregation was formally established in about 1948, having developed from the Membership Group, which had been formed by evacuees from heavily populated areas of Central & Eastern London, during WWII, and was linked to the United Synagogue.

Current Status:

Closed about 1970.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogue since 1948.

Congregation Numbers:

1948 - 14 seat-holders (United Synagogue 1870-1970 )
1960 - 18 seat-holders (United Synagogue 1870-1970 )
1970 - 11 seat-holders (United Synagogue 1870-1970 )

Articles on the Worcester Jewish Community

Reference to the Community in the Press during World War II

Worcester J
ewish Population Data

1955   45 (The Jewish Year Book 1956)

IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Cemeteries of the United Synagogue

Worcester Medieval Jewish Community

Jewish Congregations in Worcestershire

Jewish Communities of England home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Explanations of Terms Used



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