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Darlington Hebrew Congregation

Darlington, County Durham

 

              

         
 

Page created: 3 November 2003
Latest revision or update: 20 February 2013

Town of Darlington

The town of Darlington, in the North East of England, has a population of about 100,000 and is in the county borough of Darlington, a unitary authority since 1997.  Prior to then, Darlington was a district of County Durham. The present boundaries were formed in 1974 by the merger of the old borough of Darlington and the rural district of Darlington.  It lies on the river Skerne near the confluence with the river Tees. The world's first railway line, opened in 1825, ran from Darlington to Stockton.

Darlington Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Darlington Hebrew Congregation, currently exists in Darlington, although there was an earlier congregation founded in about 1884 and which became defunct in about 1894.


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The records in the database associated with Darlington include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Darlington during the 1810s (1 record); 1830s (1 record), 1850s (7 records), 1900s (1 record) and 1910s (1 record).
 

Congregation Data

Name:

Darlington Hebrew Congregation

Address:

13 Bloomfield Road, Darlington

Former Address:

9 Victoria Road, Darlington (from early 1930's) and prior thereto, Prospect Chambers, Bondgate, Darlington

Current Status:

Active

Date Opened:

1904

Ritual:

Reform

Affiliation:

Associated Community with of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain)

Marriage Certification:

Group: WLS (West London Synagogue);
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Registration District: Darlington.


Articles on the Darlington Jewish Community

Press Reports regarding the Darlington Jewish Community 1871-1910


Earliest-Known Jewish Inhabitants

1841 Census
HO107/303/25/8 Page 11     Archer Street, Darlington, Durham

DAVIS
SIMMONS
ASHER
MASPERO [or MASPERS?]

Lewis
Henry
Gerson
Peter

25
20
20
25

Trav. Jeweller
Trav. Jeweller
Trav. Jeweller
Trav. Jeweller

Foreign
Foreign
Foreign
Foreign

 

Reputed first Jewish child born in Darlington

Samuel Briski, June quarter Darlington 10a 17.  Brit Milah 23 March 1872. Father Jacob. Source: Arnold Levy, History of the Sunderland Jewish Community, 1755-1955, 1955, p. 293.


Jewish Population Data

1881
1909
1915
1919
1934
1946
1955
1990
2004
29
86
86
89
82
98
195
80
40

(Olsover's The Jewish Communities of North-East England)
(The Jewish Year Book 1910)
(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 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)


Other Darlington Jewish Information

Bibliography

Darlington Cemetery Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project


Jewish Congregations in County Durham

Jewish Communities of England home page

List of Reform Synagogue Congregations


Explanations of Terms Used

 

 

 

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