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Oxford Jewish Community

City of Oxford

The university city of Oxford, situated in south central England on a section of the river Thames known as the river Isis, has a population of over 135,000.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a local government district of the administrative county of  Oxfordshire.

Oxford Jewish Community

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist, or existed, in Oxford:


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Oxford include:


Extracts for Oxford for 1841 / 1851 / 1861 / 1871 / 1881 / 1891 / 1901 /  1911 (395 records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Oxford during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (1 record), 1800s (3 records), 1810s (1 record); 1820s (1 record), 1830s (7 records), 1840s (30 records), 1850s (53 records), 1860s (29 records), 1870s (22 records), 1880s (12 records) and 1890s (7 records).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Oxford Jewish Community


on third parties' websites

  • The Oxford Story, an article dated January 2003, on the Oxford Jewish Congregation by Jesmond Blumenfeld, (originally appeared in the Edinburgh Star, the magazine of the Edinburgh Jewish community, and has been reprinted and appears on the Oxford Jewish Congregation website).

  • Memorial Marks City's Old Jewish Cemetery - an on-line article dated 8 July 2012 in the Oxford Mail on Oxford's Medieval Jewish cemetery

  • Oxford Jewish Heritage (history) at http://www.oxfordjewishheritage.co.uk

Additional articles are to be found on
the Oxford Jewish Congregation page.


Oxford Jewish Population Data

(excluding student population)



(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

*The source also gives the Jewish student population as 12 in 1896.


Oxford Jewish Cemetery Information

The Oxford Jewish Cemetery page of the Oxford Jewish Heritage website,
which includes a downloadable list of all burials in the Jewish Cemetery

IAJGS Cemetery Project - Oxford

Jewish Congregations in Oxfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page




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