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Latest revision or update: 3 August 2015


Listed by county and local authority

(The counties listed are the present administrative counties, or in the case of
unitary authorities, the ceremonial counties or metropolitan counties in which they are included.)



       Bedford (unitary borough) - Jewish Community(1,5)
              Bedford's first Jewish congregations
              Bedford United Hebrew Congregation
       Central Bedfordshire (unitary authority) - Jewish Community
              Dunstable Synagogue
              Dunstable United Synagogue Membership Group
       Luton (unitary borough) - Jewish Community
              Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue
              Luton Hebrew Congregation

       Reading (unitary district) - Jewish Community(3)
  Jewish Community of Berkshire
              Reading Hebrew Congregation
  Reading Liberal Jewish Community
  Tilehurst United Synagogue Membership Group
         Slough (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
  Slough & Windsor Affiliated Synagogue
Slough United Synagogue Membership Group(5)
         West Berkshire (unitary district)
  Newbury and District Hebrew Congregation(3)
         Windsor & Maidenhead (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1,3,5)
Maidenhead Hebrew Congregation
              Maidenhead Synagogue
              Windsor United Synagogue Membership Group
              Windsor & Slough United Synagogue Membership Group


              Bristol, City of (unitary authority) - Jewish Community(1,5)
       Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation
       Bristol Hebrew Congregation(1,2,4,5,6)

       Chiltern (district) -
Jewish Community
  Amersham United Synagogue Membership Group
              Amersham, Chesham & District Hebrew Congregation
              Chesham Hebrew Congregation
              South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)
       Milton Keynes (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community
              Bletchley Hebrew Congregation
              Haversham Jewish Community & Synagogue
              Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue
       South Bucks (district) -
Jewish Community
              Beaconsfield United Synagogue Membership Group
              Gerrards Cross United Synagogue Membership Group
       Wycombe (district)
  High Wycombe Affiliated Synagogue
              High Wycombe United Synagogue Membership Group

       Cambridge, City of (borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
              Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
              Cambridge Synagogue
                 Cambridge & Suffolk Jewish Community
       Peterborough, City of (unitary authority) -
Jewish Community
              Peterborough Hebrew Congregation
              Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community
              Peterborough United Synagogue Membership Group

       Cheshire East (unitary borough) -
Macclesfield Jewish Community
              Macclesfield Hebrew Congregation
              Macclesfield United Synagogue Membership Group
              Wilmslow and District Jewish Community
       Cheshire West and Chester (unitary borough)
  Chester Hebrew Congregation(1,3)
       Halton (unitary borough)
  Widnes Synagogue(3)

CORNWALL (unitary authority)
Falmouth Jewish Congregation(1,4,5,6)
             Kehillat Kernow (Cornwall Community), Truro(1)
             Penzance Jewish Congregation(1,4,5,6)

       Barrow-in-Furness (borough)

             Barrow-in-Furness Synagogue(3,6)
       Copeland (district)
Whitehaven Jewish Community(3)
       Eden (district)
Penrith Hebrew Congregation

       Derby, City of (unitary borough)
 Derby Hebrew Congregation(1,5)
       High Peak (borough)
Buxton Hebrew Congregation(4)

       Exeter, City of (city & district)
Exeter Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)
       North Devon (district)
Ilfracombe Hebrew Congregation
       Plymouth, City of (unitary authority) -
Jewish Community(1,4,5,6)
Devonport Synagogue
             Plymouth Hebrew Congregation
       South Hams (district)
Totnes Jewish Community
      Torbay (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
            Paignton Hebrew Congregation
            Torquay United Hebrew Congregation

       Bournemouth (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
            Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation(1,4)
            Bournemouth Masorti Community
            Bournemouth Reform Synagogue
            Lubavitch Centre

            Wessex Liberal Jewish Community
      Poole (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
Bournemouth Sephardi Association

       County Durham (unitary authority)
Bishop Auckland Synagogue(3,5)
Durham Synagogue(1,3,4,5)
       Darlington (unitary borough)
Darlington Hebrew Congregation(1,3)
       Hartlepool (unitary borough)
West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)
       Stockton-on-Tees (unitary borough)
Stockton-on-Tees Synagogue(1)

       Basildon (district)
Basildon Hebrew Congregation
       Castle Point (borough)
Canvey Island Hebrew Congregation
       Chelmsford (borough)
Chelmsford Jewish Community(1)
            Chelmsford Reform Synagogue Group
       Colchester (borough)
Colchester and District Jewish Community(1)
       Epping Forest (district) -
Jewish Community
Chabad Lubavitch of Buckhurst Hill
            Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue
Loughton Synagogue
       Harlow (district)
Harlow Jewish Community
       Southend-on-Sea (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
Southend and District Reform Synagogue(4)
Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation(1)
       Tendring (district)
Walton-on-the-Naze Hebrew Congregation

       Cheltenham (borough)
Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation(1,5)
       Gloucester, City of (city & district)
Gloucester Old Synagogue(1,5)
       Stroud (district)
Stroud Jewish Congregation(1,3,5)

       For all London Boroughs, see Greater London
(1,3,4,5,6) section

       For all its Metropolitan Boroughs, see Greater Manchester 
(1,3,4,5) section

       Rushmoor (borough)
Aldershot Synagogue(1)
Aldershot Military Synagogue
       Basingstoke and Deane (borough)
Basingstoke Hebrew Congregation
       Portsmouth, City of (unitary authority)
Portsmouth and Southsea Hebrew Congregation(1,4,5)
       Southampton, City of (unitary authority) -
Jewish Community (1,5)
            Southampton Hebrew Congregation
South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community
       Winchester (city & district)
Winchester Jewish Community(1)

HEREFORDSHIRE (unitary authority)
Herefordshire Jewish Community(1)

       Dacorum (borough) -
Jewish Community
Berkhamsted United Synagogue Membership Group
Hemel Hempstead Hebrew Congregation
Hemel Hempstead United Synagogue Membership Group
       Hertsmere (borough) -
Jewish Community
Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue
            Bushey & District Synagogue(1,3)
            Chabad of Borehamwood & Elstree
            Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti Community

            The Elstree Shteibel(4)
            Liberal Synagogue Elstree(4)
              Ner Yisrael Borehamwood - Beis Yisrael
            Ohr Yisrael Synagogue, Borehamwood
            Potters Bar and Brookmans Park District Affiliated Synagogue
            Radlett Synagogue
            Radlett & Bushey Reform Synagogue
            Rambam Synagogue (Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation)
            Shenley United Jewish Community
       North Hertfordshire (district) -
Jewish Community
            Hitchin Hebrew Congregation
            Hall Mead Synagogue, Letchworth
            Letchworth Hebrew Congregation(4,5)
            Letchworth Talmud Torah
            Scouts Hill Synagogue, Letchworth
            Simmons' Hall Synagogue, Letchworth
            Synagogue at Girls' School, Letchworth
Yeshivas Toras Chessed, Great Offley
       St Albans (city & district) -
Jewish Community
            St Albans Masorti Synagogue
            St Albans (United) Synagogue(4)
       Three Rivers (district)
Rickmansworth & Croxley Green Utd. Synagogue Membership Group
       Watford (borough)
Watford & District Synagogue(1,3)
       Welwyn Hatfield (district)
Welwyn Garden City Synagogue
Welwyn Garden City United Synagogue Membership Group

ISLE OF WIGHT (unitary authority)
Isle of Wight Jewish Society

       Canterbury, City of (city & district)
Canterbury and District Jewish Community(1,3,5)
       Dover (district)
Dover Synagogue(1,3,5,6)
       Maidstone (borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
Kent Liberal Jewish Community
       Medway (unitary borough)
Chatham Memorial Synagogue(1,4,5)
       Swale (borough)
Sheerness Synagogue(1,5)
       Thanet (district) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Lubavitch Foundation, Ramsgate
Margate Hebrew Congregation(3,5)
Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, Ramsgate
Thanet & District Reform Synagogue

       Blackburn with Darwen (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Blackburn Hebrew Congregation
Freckleton Street Hebrew Congregation
New Hebrew Congregation
       Blackpool (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(3)
Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation
Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation(3)
       Burnley (borough)
Burnley Synagogue(3)
       Fylde (borough) -
Jewish Community
St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation
       Preston (city & district)
Preston Synagogue(1,5)
       Wyre (borough)
Thornton-Cleveleys Synagogue

       Hinckley and Bosworth (borough)
Hinckley Hebrew Congregation(3)
       Leicester, City of (unitary authority) -
Jewish Community(1,2,3,5)
Leicester Beit Hamedrash
Leicester Hebrew Congregation(2)
Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation(4)
Leicester Reform Group

       Boston (borough)
Boston Hebrew Congregation(1,5)
       Lincoln (city) -
Jewish Community(1)
Lincoln Independent Jewish Minyan
            Lincoln Jewish Community (Progressive)
            Lincoln Orthodox Jewish Congregation
       North East Lincolnshire (unitary borough) -
Grimsby Jewish Community(1,3,4,5,6)
Grimsby Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)
Grimsby Beth Hamedrash

       Knowsley (metropolitan borough)
Huyton-cum-Roby Hebrew Congregation
       Liverpool, City of (metropolitan borough)
              For all Liverpool congregations, see separate
Liverpool(1,3,5) section
       Sefton (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
Bootle Synagogue
Crosby and Waterloo Synagogue
Southport & District Reform Synagogue
Southport Hebrew Congregation(1)
       Wirral (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
Birkenhead Synagogue
Hoylake Hebrew Congregation(3)
Seacombe Synagogue
Wallasey Hebrew Congregation

       Great Yarmouth (borough)
Great Yarmouth Jewish Congregation(1,3,4,5)
       King's Lynn and West Norfolk (district) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
High Street Synagogue
Tower Street Synagogue
King's Lynn Hebrew Congregation
       Norwich, City of (unitary authority) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
Norwich Liberal Jewish Community

       Kettering (borough)
Kettering United Synagogue Membership Group
       Northampton (borough)
Northampton Hebrew Congregation

       Bassetlaw (district)
Worksop Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)
       Nottingham, City of (unitary authority) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Nottingham Hebrew Congregation
Nottingham Liberal Synagogue

       Oxford (city & district) -
Jewish Community(1,3,5)
Oxford Jewish Congregation(5)
Oxford Jewish Congregation - Masorti Group
Oxford Jewish Congregation - Progressive Jewish Group
       South Oxford (district)
Carmel College and Synagogue, Wallingford(4,5)

       Bath and North East Somerset (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Bath Hebrew Congregation
Bath Old Synagogue
       North Somerset (unitary district)
Weston-super-Mare Hebrew Congregation
       West Somerset (district)
Minehead Jewish Community

       East Staffordshire (borough)
Burton-upon-Trent Jewish Community(5)
       Newcastle-under-Lyme (borough)
Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation(1,2,3,5,6)
       Stoke-on-Trent, City of (unitary authority)
Stoke-on-Trent Hebrew Congregation(1,2,3,5,6)

       Ipswich (borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community
Ipswich Old Jewish Congregation

       Elmbridge (borough)
Kingston Liberal Synagogue, Long Ditto, Thames Ditton
North West Surrey Synagogue, Weybridge
       Epsom and Ewell (borough)
Epsom Synagogue(3)
       Guildford (borough) -
Jewish Community(5)
Guildford United Synagogue Membership Group
Guildford Synagogue
       Mole Valley (district)
Dorking Jewish Community Centre
       Runnymede (borough)
Addlestone & District Jewish Congregation(3,5)
       Spelthorne (borough)
Staines, Egham and District United Synagogue Membership Group
Staines and District Affiliated Synagogue
       Woking (borough)
Woking United Synagogue Membership Group

       Brighton and Hove (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community(1,4,5)
Brighton's first Jewish congregations
Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation
Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue
Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue
Hove Hebrew Congregation
       Eastbourne (borough) -
Jewish Community
Eastbourne Hebrew Congregation
Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community
       Hastings (borough)
Hastings and St. Leonards Hebrew Congregation(1)
Hastings and District Jewish Society

       Arun (district) -
Jewish Community
Bognor Regis Hebrew Congregation
Felpham & Middleton Hebrew Congregation
       Crawley (borough)
Crawley Progressive Jewish Community
       Mid Sussex (district)
East Grinstead & District Jewish Community

       Worthing (borough)
Worthing & District Hebrew Congregation

       Gateshead (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(3)
Gateshead Hebrew Congregation
Kolel Synagogue
Redheugh Bridge Road Synagogue
       Newcastle upon Tyne, City of (metropolitan county) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
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
       North Tyneside (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1)
North Shields Synagogue(3)
Whitley Bay Hebrew Congregation
       South Tyneside (metropolitan borough)
South Shields Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4)
       Sunderland, City of (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Polish Synagogue
Sunderland Beth Hamedrash(4,5)
Sunderland Hebrew Congregation(4)
Sunderland Yeshiva Synagogue

       Warwick (district)
Leamington & District Progressive Jewish Group(1)

       Birmingham, City of (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Birmingham Hebrew Congregation (Singers Hill Synagogue)(4,5)
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
       Coventry, City of (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Coventry Hebrew Congregation
Coventry Reform Jewish Community
       Dudley (metropolitan borough)
Dudley Jewish Community(1,3)
       Solihull (metropolitan borough)
Solihull & District Hebrew Congregation
       Walsall (metropolitan borough)
Walsall Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)
       Wolverhampton, City of (metropolitan borough)
Wolverhampton Synagogue(1,3,4,5)

       Swindon (unitary borough) -
Jewish Community
Swindon Hebrew Congregation
Swindon Reform Jewish Community

       Worcester (city & district)
Worcester United Synagogue Membership Group
Worcester Hebrew Congregation

       Hull, City of (unitary authority) -
Jewish Community(1,4,5)
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

       Harrogate (district)
Harrogate Hebrew Congregation(2,3,4)
       Middlesbrough (unitary borough)
Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation(1,5)
       York, City of (unitary authority)
York Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

       Barnsley (metropolitan borough)
Barnsley Synagogue(3)
       Doncaster (metropolitan borough)
Doncaster Synagogue(1,2,3,4)
       Sheffield, City of (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1,5)
Figtree Lane Synagogue

              Holly Street Synagogue
North 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          

       Bradford, City of (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community(1,2,4,5)
Bradford Hebrew Congregation
Bradford New Hebrew Orthodox Congregation
Bradford Synagogue for British and Foreign Jews
Ilkley Hebrew Congregation
       Calderdale (metropolitan borough)
Halifax Community
       Kirklees (metropolitan borough) -
Jewish Community
Dewsbury Synagogue(3)
Huddersfield Synagogue(1,3)
       Leeds, City of (metropolitan borough)
              For all Leeds congregations, see separate Leeds
(1,2,5) section

(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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