Kehillat Kernow (Cornwall Community)

& Truro Jewish Community

Truro, Cornwall




Page created: 22 May 2006
Redesigned: 19 December 2011
Latest update or revision: 27 November 2014

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

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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:

in 1999 (source)




An associated community of of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain).




2014 - approximately 100 (Congregation's website)

Cemetery Information:

The congregation has been allotted special areas, specifically for Jewish burials, within existing municipal cemeteries - at Fairbanks Cemetery (near Newquay); at Campdown Cemetery (Beach Road, Charlestoown, St Aistell) and Paul Cemetery (near Penzance).

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

List of Movement for Reform Judaism Congregations

Explanations of Terms Used




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