Page created by John Berman: 2002
Reformatted by David Shulman: 9 August 2005
Redesigned by Louise Messik: 11 November 2011
Reorganized by David Shulman: 31 March 2013
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JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND CONGREGATIONS
IN ENGLAND 
(in alphabetic order)

(See separate listings for Greater London, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool)

 

Map of England, showing every city and town (outside Greater London) that at one time (since the readmission of Jews in 1656) had a Jewish community and congregation.

Addlestone, Surrey
    
Addlestone & District Jewish Congregation(3,5)

 

Aldershot, Hampshire
     Aldershot Synagogue
(1)
     Aldershot Military Synagogue

 

Amersham, Buckinghamshire (see also Chesham)
     Amersham United Synagogue Membership Group
     Amersham, Chesham & District Hebrew Congregation

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)

 

Barnsley, South Yorkshire
    
Barnsley Synagogue (3)

 

Barrow-in-Furness(3,6), Cumbria
     Barrow-in-Furness Synagogue
(3,6)

 

Basildon, Essex
     Basildon Hebrew Congregation

 

Basingstoke, Hampshire
     Basingstoke Hebrew Congregation

 

Bath(1,5), Somerset
     Bath Hebrew Congregation
     Bath Old Synagogue

 

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (see also Gerrards Cross)
     Beaconsfield United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Bedford(1,5), Bedfordshire (see also Dunstable)
     Bedford's first Jewish congregations
     Bedford United Hebrew Congregation

 

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
     Berkhamsted United Synagogue Membership Group

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)

 

Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside
     Birkenhead Synagogue

 

Birmingham(1,5), West Midlands
     Birmingham Hebrew Congregation
(4)
     Birmingham Central Synagogue
(4)
     Birmingham Lubavitch Centre
     Birmingham Home for Aged Jews Synagogue
     Birmingham New Synagogue
     Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
(4)
     Birmingham's first Jewish congregations
     Midland Reform Synagogue Movement

 

Bishop Auckland, County Durham
     Bishop Auckland Synagogue
(3,5)

 

Blackburn(1,5), Lancashire
     Blackburn Hebrew Congregation
     Freckleton Street Hebrew Congregation
     New Hebrew Congregation

 

Blackpool(3), Lancashire
     Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation
    
Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation(3)

 

Bletchley, Buckinghamshire - see Milton Keynes

 

Bolton, Greater Manchester
     Bolton Hebrew Congregation
(3)

 

 Bognor Regis, West Sussex
     Bognor Regis Hebrew Congregation
     Felpham & Middleton Hebrew Congregation

 

Bootle, Merseyside
     Bootle Synagogue

 

Borehamwood and Elstree, Hertfordshire
     Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue
     Chabad of Borehamwood & Elstree

     The Elstree Shteibel
(4)
     Liberal Synagogue Elstree
(4)
     Ner Yisrael Borehamwood - Beis Yisrael
     Ohr Yisrael Synagogue

     Rambam Synagogue (Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation)

 

Boston, Lincolnshire
    
Boston Hebrew Congregation(1,5)

 

Bournemouth(1), Dorset
    
Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation(1,4)
     Bournemouth Reform Synagogue
     Bournemouth Sephardi Association (in Poole)
     Lubavitch Centre

     Wessex Liberal Jewish Community

 

Bradford(1,2,4,5), West Yorkshire
     Bradford Hebrew Congregation
     Bradford New Hebrew Orthodox Congregation
     Bradford Synagogue for British and Foreign Jews
     lkley Hebrew Congregation

 

Brighton and Hove(1,4,5), East Sussex
     Brighton's first Jewish congregations
     Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation
     Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue
     Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue
     Hove Hebrew Congregation

 

Bristol(1,5)
     Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation
    
Bristol Hebrew Congregation(1,2,4,5,6)

 

Burnley, Lancashire
    
Burnley Synagogue(3)

 

Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
     Burton-upon-Trent Jewish Community
(5)

 

Bury - see separate section on Greater Manchester

 

Bushey, Hertfordshire (see also Radlett)
     Bushey & District Synagogue
(1,3)

 

Buxton, Derbyshire
    
Buxton Hebrew Congregation
(4)

 

Cambridge(1,3,5), Cambridgeshire
     Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
     Cambridge Synagogue

     Cambridge & Suffolk Jewish Community

 

Canterbury, Kent
     Canterbury and District Jewish Community
(1,3,5)

 

Canvey Island, Essex
     Canvey Island Hebrew Congregation

 

Chatham, Kent
    
Chatham Memorial Synagogue(1,4,5)

 

Chelmsford, Essex
     Chelmsford Jewish Community
(1)
     Chelmsford Reform Synagogue Group

 

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
    
Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation(1,5)

 

Chesham, Buckinghamshire (see also Amersham)
     Chesham Hebrew Congregation
     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)

 

Chester, Cheshire
    
Chester Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

 

Chigwell, Essex
     Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue

 

Chiltern, Buckinghamshire (see Amersham and Chesham)

 

Cleveleys, Lancashire - see Thornton-Cleveleys

 

Cliftonville, Kent - see Margate

 

Colchester, Essex
     Colchester and District Jewish Community
(1)

 

Coventry(1,5), West Midlands
     Coventry Hebrew Congregation
     Coventry Reform Jewish Community

 

Crawley, West Sussex
     Crawley Progressive Jewish Community

 

Crosby, Merseyside
     Crosby and Waterloo Synagogue

 

Darlington, County Durham
    
Darlington Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

 

Deal, Kent - see Dover

 

Derby, Derbyshire
     Derby Hebrew Congregation

 

Devonport, Devon - see Plymouth(1,5)

 

Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (see also Huddersfield)
    
Dewsbury Synagogue(3)

 

Doncaster, South Yorkshire
    
Doncaster Synagogue(1,2,3,4)

 

Dorking, Surrey
     Dorking Jewish Community Centre

 

Dover, Kent
    
Dover Synagogue(1,3,5,6)

 

Dudley, West Midlands
    
Dudley Jewish Community(1,3)

 

Dunstable, Bedfordshire
     Dunstable Synagogue
     Dunstable United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Durham, County Durham
    
Durham Synagogue(1,3,4,5)

 

East Anglia - see Norwich

 

Eastbourne, East Sussex
     Eastbourne Hebrew Congregation
     Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community

 

East Grinstead, West Sussex
     East Grinstead & District Jewish Community

 

Elstree, Hertfordshire - see Borehamwood & Elstree

 

Epsom, Surrey
    
Epsom Synagogue(3)

 

Exeter, Devon
     
Exeter Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)

 

Falmouth, Cornwall
    
Falmouth Jewish Congregation(1,4,5,6)

 

Felpham, West Sussex - see Bognor Regis

 

Fylde, Lancashire - see Lytham St. Anne's

 

Gateshead(3), Tyne and Wear
     Gateshead Hebrew Congregation
     Kolel Synagogue
     Redheugh Bridge Road Synagogue

 

Gerrard Cross, Buckinghamshire (see also Beaconsfield)
     Gerrards Cross United Synagogue Membership Group

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)

 

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
     Gloucester Old Synagogue
(1,5)

 

Great Offley, Hertfordshire - see Hitchin

 

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
    
Great Yarmouth Jewish Congregation(1,3,4,5)

 

Grimsby(1), Lincolnshire
    
Grimsby Hebrew Congregation(4,5,6)
     Grimsby Beth Hamedrash

 

Guildford, Surrey
     Guildford United Synagogue Membership Group
    
Guildford Synagogue(5)

 

Halifax, West Yorkshire
              Halifax Community

 

Halton, Cheshire - see Widnes

 

Hanley, Staffordshire - see Stoke-on-Trent

 

Harlow, Essex
     Harlow Jewish Community

 

Hartlepool, County Durham
   
West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation(1,2)

 

Harrogate, North Yorkshire
     Harrogate Hebrew Congregation
(3,4)

 

Hastings, East Sussex
     Hastings and St. Leonards Hebrew Congregation
(1)
     Hastings and District Jewish Society

 

Haversham, Buckinghamshire - see Milton Keynes

 

Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
     Hemel Hempstead Hebrew Congregation
     Hemel Hempstead United Synagogue Membership Group
 

Hereford, Herefordshire
     Herefordshire Jewish Community
(1)

 

Hinckley, Leicestershire
     
Hinckley Hebrew Congregation(3)

 

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
     High Wycombe Affiliated Synagogue
     High Wycombe United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Hitchin, Hertfordshire
     Hitchin Hebrew Congregation
     Yeshivas Toras Chessed, Great Offley

 

Hove, East Sussex - see Brighton and Hove

 

Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside
    
Hoylake Hebrew Congregation(3)

 

Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (see also Dewsbury)
    
Huddersfield Synagogue(1,3)

 

Hull(1,4,5), East Riding of Yorkshire
     Adelaide Street Synagogue
     Dagger Lane Synagogue
     Great Passage Street Synagogue
     Great Thornton Street Synagogue
     Hull Central Synagogue
     Hull Hebrew Congregation
    
Hull Old Hebrew Congregation(5)
     Hull Reform Synagogue
    
Hull Western Synagogue(5)
    
New Hebrew Congregation(5)
     Nile Street Synagogue
     Parade Row Synagogue
     Posterngate Synagogue
     Prince Street Synagogue

 

Huyton-cum-Roby, Knowsley, Merseyside
     Huyton-cum-Roby Hebrew Congregation

 

Ikley, West Yorkshire - see Bradford

 

Ilfracombe, Devon
     Ilfracombe Hebrew Congregation

 

Ipswich(1,5), Suffolk
     Ipswich Liberal Jewish Group
     Ipswich Old Jewish Congregation

 

Kettering, Northamptonshire
     Kettering United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Kings Lynn(1,5), Norfolk
     High Street Synagogue
     Tower Street Synagogue
     King's Lynn Hebrew Congregation

 

Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire - see Hull

 

Kirklees, West Yorkshire - see Dewsbury & Huddersfield

 

Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
     Leamington & District Progressive Jewish Group
(1)

 

Leeds - see separate Leeds(1,2,5) section

 

Leicester(1,3,5), Leicestershire
     Leicester Beit Hamedrash
     Leicester Hebrew Congregation
     Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation
(4)
     Leicester Reform Group

 

Leigh-on-Sea, Essex - see Southend-on-Sea

 

Letchworth, Hertfordshire
     Hall Mead Synagogue, Letchworth
     Letchworth Hebrew Congregation
     Letchworth Talmud Torah
     Scouts Hill Synagogue, Letchworth
     Simmons' Hall Synagogue, Letchworth
     Synagogue at Girls' School, Letchworth

 

Lincoln(1), Lincolnshire
     Lincoln Independent Jewish Minyan
     Lincoln Jewish Community (Progressive)
     Lincoln Orthodox Jewish Congregation

 

Liverpool - see separate Liverpool(1,3,5) section

 

London - see separate sections on Greater London(1,3,4,5,6)

 

Loughton, Essex
     Loughton Synagogue

 

Luton, Bedfordshire
     Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue
     Luton Hebrew Congregation

 

Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire
     St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation

 

Macclesfield, Cheshire
     Macclesfield Hebrew Congregation
     Macclesfield United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Maidstone(1), Kent
     Kent Liberal Jewish Community

 

Maidenhead(3), Berkshire (see also Windsor)
     Maidenhead Hebrew Congregation
     Maidenhead Synagogue

 

Manchester - see separate section on Greater Manchester(1,3,4,5)

 

Margate(1,5), Kent
      Margate Hebrew Congregation
(3,5)

 

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
    
Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation(1,2,5)

 

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
     Bletchley Hebrew Congregation
     Haversham Jewish Community & Synagogue
     Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue

 

Minehead, Somerset
     Minehead Jewish Community

 

Medway, Kent - see Chatham

 

Newbury, Berkshire
    
Newbury and District Hebrew Congregation(3)

 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
     Stoke-on-Trent  and North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation
(1,3,4,5,6)

 

Newcastle on Tyne(1,5), Tyne and Wear
     Charlotte Square Synagogue
     Corporation Street Synagogue
     Corporation Street Synagogue
     Gosforth & Kenton Hebrew Congregation
     Jesmond Hebrew Congregation
(4)
     Newcastle Beth Hamedrash
     Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation
(4)
    
Newcastle Reform Synagogue(4)
    
Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation
     Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue
     Temple Street Synagogue

 

Norwich(1,5), Norfolk
     Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
     Norwich Liberal Jewish Community

 

Northampton, Northamptonshire
     Northampton Hebrew Congregation

 

North Shields(1), Tyne and Wear
     North Shields Synagogue
(3)

 

North Tyneside(1), Tyne and Wear
    
North Shields Synagogue(3)
    
Whitley Bay Hebrew Congregation

 

Nottingham(1,5), Nottinghamshire
     Nottingham Hebrew Congregation
     Nottingham Liberal Synagogue

 

Oldham, Greater Manchester
     Oldham Synagogue

 

Oxford(1,3,5), Oxfordshire
     Oxford Jewish Congregation
(5)
     Oxford Jewish Congregation - Masorti Group
     Oxford Jewish Congregation - Progressive Jewish Group

 

Paignton, Devon - see Torbay

 

Penrith, Cumbria
     Penrith Hebrew Congregation

 

Penzance, Cornwall
    
Penzance Jewish Congregation
(1,4,5,6)

 

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
     Peterborough Hebrew Congregation
     Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community
     Peterborough United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Plymouth(1,4,5,6), Devon
     Devonport Synagogue
     Plymouth Hebrew Congregation

 

Poole, Dorset (see also Bournemouth)(1)
     Bournemouth Sephardi Association

 

Portsmouth, Hampshire
    
Portsmouth and Southsea Hebrew Congregation(1,4,5)

 

Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
     Potters Bar and Brookmans Park Affiliated Synagogue

 

Preston, Lancashire
    
Preston Synagogue(1,5)

 

Radlett, Hertfordshire
     Radlett Synagogue
     Radlett & Bushey Reform Synagogue

 

Ramsgate(1,5), Kent
     Lubavitch Foundation
     Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
     Thanet & District Reform Synagogue

 

Reading(3), Berkshire
     Reading Hebrew Congregation
     Reading Liberal Jewish Community
     Tilehurst United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
     Rickmansworth & Croxley Green United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Rochester, Kent - see Chatham

 

St Albans, Hertfordshire
     St Albans Masorti Synagogue
    
St Albans (United) Synagogue(4)

 

St. Anne's, Lancashire - see Lytham St. Anne's

 

St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex - see Hastings

 

Salford - see separate section on Greater Manchester

 

Seacombe, Merseyside - see Wallasey

 

Sefton(1) - see Bootle, Crosby & Southport

 

Sheerness, Kent
     Sheerness Synagogue
(1,5)

 

Sheffield(1,5), South Yorkshire

     Figtree Lane Synagogue
     Holly Street Synagogue
     New Church Street Synagogue
(1)
     Sheffield & District Reform Jewish Congregation
     Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation
(1)
     Sheffield Jewish Congregation and Centre
(1)
     Sheffield New Hebrew Congregation
     Yanashker Synagogue
 

Shenley, Hertfordshire
     Shenley United Jewish Community

 

Slough(1,5), Berkshire (see also Windsor)
     Slough & Windsor Affiliated Synagogue
(5)
     Slough United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Solihull, West Midlands
     Solihull & District Hebrew Congregation

 

Southampton(1,5), Hampshire
     Southampton Hebrew Congregation
     South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community

 

Southend-on-Sea(1), Essex
     Southend and District Reform Synagogue(4)
     Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation
(1)

 

Southport(1), Merseyside
     Southport Hebrew Congregation
(1)
     Southport New Synagogue

 

Southsea, Hampshire - see Portsmouth

 

South Shields, Tyne and Wear
      South Shields Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4)

 

Staines, Surrey
     Staines, Egham and District Utd. Synagogue Membership
                                                                                                Group
     Staines and District Affiliated Synagogue

 

Stockport(3) - see separate section on Greater Manchester

 

Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
     Stockton-on-Tees Synagogue(1,6)

 

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
     Stoke-on-Trent Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)
 

Stroud, Gloucestershire
     Stroud Jewish Congregation(1,3,5)

 

Sunderland(1,5), Tyne and Wear
     Polish Synagogue
     Sunderland Beth Hamedrash
     Sunderland Hebrew Congregation
(4)
     Sunderland Yeshiva Synagogue

 

Swindon, Wiltshire
     Swindon Hebrew Congregation
     Swindon Reform Jewish Community

 

Thames Ditton, Elmbridge, Surrey
     Kingston Liberal Synagogue

 

Thanet, Kent - see Margate & Ramsgate

 

Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire
     Thornton-Cleveleys Synagogue
 

Tilehurst, Berkshire - see Reading

 

Torbay(1), Devon
     Paignton Hebrew Congregation
     Torquay United Hebrew Congregation

 

Torquay, Devon - see Torbay

 

Totnes, Devon
     Totnes Jewish Community

 

Trafford - see separate section on Greater Manchester

 

Truro(1), Cornwall
     Kehillat Kernow (Cornwall Community)

 

Wallasey, Wirral, Merseyside
     Seacombe Synagogue
     Wallasey Hebrew Congregation

 

Walsall, West Midlands
    
Walsall Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)

 

Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
     Walton-on-the-Naze Hebrew Congregation

 

Warwick, Warwickshire - see Leamington Spa

 

Watford, Hertfordshire
     Watford & District Synagogue
(1,3)
 

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
     Welwyn Garden City Synagogue
     Welwyn Garden City United Synagogue Membership
                                                                                            Group
 

Wessex - see Bournemouth

 

Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex - see Southend-on-Sea

 

West Hartlepool, County Durham - see Hartlepool

 

Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
     Weston-super-Mare Hebrew Congregation

 

Weybridge, Surrey
     North West Surrey Synagogue

 

Whitehaven, Cumbria
     Whitehaven Jewish Community
(3)

 

Widnes, Cheshire
    
Widnes Synagogue(3)

 

Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
     Whitley Bay Hebrew Congregation

 

Wigan, Greater Manchester
    
Wigan Synagogue(3,5)

 

Wilmslow, Cheshire
     Wilmslow and District Jewish Community

 

Winchester, Hampshire
     Winchester Jewish Community
(1)

 

Windsor(1,5), Berkshire (see also Maidenhead and Slough)
     Windsor United Synagogue Membership Group
     Windsor & Slough United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Wirral(1), Merseyside - see Birkenhead, Hoylake & Wallasey

 

Woking, Surrey
     Woking United Synagogue Membership Group

 

Wolverhampton, West Midlands
     Wolverhampton Synagogue(1,3,4,5)

 

Worcester, Worcestershire
     Worcester United Synagogue Membership Group
     Worcester Hebrew Congregation

 

Worksop, Nottinghamshire
     Worksop Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)

 

Worthing, West Sussex
     Worthing & District Hebrew Congregation

 

Wycombe, Buckinghamshire - see High Wycombe

 

Yarmouth, Norfolk - see Great Yarmouth

 

York, North Yorkshire
     York Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

 

(1) Community records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.

 

 


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