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Sheffield Jewish Community

City of Sheffield

The city of Sheffield, which has a population of over  half a million, forms the core of the Metropolitan Borough of Sheffield,  in Northern England. The present boundaries date from 1974, when the metropolitan district of Sheffield was formed within the then new metropolitan county of South Yorkshire.  Sheffield became a unitary authority in 1986 when South Yorkshire lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.  Until 1974, Sheffield was a county borough and part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.

The Jewish Sheffield Community

Although the earliest records of a Jewish community in Sheffield date from the 1830's, a community is believed to have existed since the eighteen century.

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The records in the database associated with Sheffield include:

Marriage Records 1842 - 1952 (379 records), including:

North Church Street Synagogue (93 records);
Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation (124 records);
Sheffield Jewish Congregation (9 records);
Miscellaneous and unspecified congregations (152 records).


Bowden Street Jewish Cemetery (closed),  1833 - 1874 (8 records);
Central Hebrew Congregation Cemetery, Colley Road, Ecclesfield, 1932 - 1953 (170 records);
Jewish Community Cemetery (formerly Sheffield UHC), Colley Road, Ecclesfield, 1874 - 1997 (1,390 records);
Walkley Jewish Cemetery, 1880 - 1945 (125 records).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Sheffield during the 1790s (2 records); 1800s (2 records), 1810s (7 records); 1820s (18 records), 1830s (39 records), 1840s (69 records), 1850s (112 records), 1860s (44 records), 1870s (23 records), 1880s (25 records), 1890s (8 records), 1900s (4 records) and 1910s (1 record).

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations are, or were, considered to be part of the Sheffield Community:

The following are former or alternative names, or predecessor congregations, of the above congregations:

Articles on the Sheffield Jewish Community

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

Jewish Population Data


(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1900/1)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1944/5)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2000)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Sheffield Jewish Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography and other sources

Sheffield Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)

Jewish Congregations in South Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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