Page created by John Berman: 2002
Communities researched and page reformatted by David Shulman: 20 April 2005
Redesigned by Louise Messik: 11 November 2011
Latest update or revision: 24 October 2013
JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND CONGREGATIONS IN SCOTLAND
There is no evidence of Jewish settlement in Scotland before the mid-17th century, when various converted Jews were to be found at Scottish Universities. The first professing Jew to settle in Scotland is believed to be a David Brown, in Edinburgh in 1691, where a small Jewish community grew up. The first synagogue and cemetery were opened in 1816. Harvey l. Kaplan
Edinburgh Jewish Community(1,4,5)
Greenock Hebrew Congregation (1,3,5)
(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.
Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Scotland by Joseph Jacobs, c-1906.
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