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Coventry Jewish Community

City of Coventry

Coventry, with a population of about 300,000, is the ninth largest city in England.  The metropolitan borough of Coventry was created in 1974, within the then new metropolitan county of West Midlands.  Coventry became a unitary authority in 1986, when West Midlands lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial and geographical county.  Until 1974, Coventry was a county borough and part of the county of Warwickshire.

The Coventry Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Coventry include:


Coventry Hebrew Congregation (55 records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Coventry during the 1780s (3 records), 1790s (8 records), 1800s (6 records), 1810s (2 records); 1820s (4 records), 1830s (9 records), 1840s (9 records), 1850s (26 records), 1860s (9 records), 1870s (9 records) and 1880s (4 records).

The Jewish Congregations

The following Congregations are considered to be part of the Coventry Community:

Articles on the Coventry Jewish Community

Coventry from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with his kind consent.

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Coventry by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Jewish Population Data



First Jewish settlement
(The Jewish Year Book 1898)

(The Jewish Year Book 1910)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Coventry Information

Bibliography and other sources

Coventry Medieval Community

Jewish Congregations in West Midlands

Jewish Communities of England home page

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