Belfast Hebrew Congregation

Belfast, Northern Ireland




Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest update or revision: 20 September 2016

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Belfast Hebrew Congregation


49 Somerton Road, Belfast BT15 3LH (consecrated 1964)

Previous Addresses:

Annesley Street, Carlisle Crescent, Belfast  from 31 August 1904
(foundation stone laid 26 February 1904).

Prior thereto - Great Victoria Street from 1872 (foundation stone laid 7 July 1871), built at the expense of Mr. D. J. Jaffé

Current Status:


Date Formed:

1872 (although previously services held in private homes from 1864)

Incorporated Congregation:

Belfast Regency Street Congregation (early twentieth century)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Registration District: Belfast



Membership Data:

1876 -  14 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1880 -  24 seatholders (Board of Deputies return

1890 -  42 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1900 -  64 seatholders (Board of Deputies return); 78 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900-01)

1945 - 350 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1945-46)

1949 - 380 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1950)

1999 -   99  (Board of Deputies)


See Belfast Jewish Cemeteries Information on the Belfast home page.


For On-line Articles and Other Material relating to this Congregation, see Belfast Jewish Community home page


Belfast Jewish Community home page

Jewish Communities & Congregations in Northern Ireland



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