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Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation

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Aberdeen, Scotland

 

 

   
 


Page created: 21 September 2005
Last revision or update: 23 August 2016

City of Aberdeen

The city of Aberdeen is the third largest in Scotland with a population of over 200,000. It is situated on the northeast coast between the mouths of the rivers Don and Dee.  Although traditionally part of the county of Aberdeenshire, the City of Aberdeen has constituted a self-contained unitary authority since 1996. From 1975 to 1996, Aberdeen was a district of the now defunct Grampian Region. 

Aberdeen Jewish Community

This small Jewish community dates back to at least 1893, when the synagogue was established. The community was never large and there are records of only one Jewish congregation in Aberdeen. The synagogue is Britain's most northerly synagogue.

Congregation Data

Name:

Aberdeen Hebrew Congregation

(Hebrew Name: Beit Knesset Ohel Ya'acov)

Address:

74 Dee Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DS

The synagogue was consecrated in June 1945 (the building being a Georgian style town house built in the early 1800s). It was refurbished, with community centre, in 1983.

Previous Address:

Marischal Street, Aberdeen, from 1893 until 1945

Current Status:

Active

Date Founded:

1893

Ritual:

"Traditional"

Website:

http://www.aberdeenhebrew.org.uk

Membership Data:

1895 - 12 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1896)
1900 - 23 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1900-1)
1909 - 25 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1910)

 

On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Aberdeen Jewish Community

on JCR-UK

on third parties' websites

  • Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Aberdeen by Joseph Jacobs, c-1906.

 

Aberdeen Jewish Cemetery Information

The is a small Jewish cemetery in Aberdeen:

  • Grove Cemetery, Jewish Section, Mugiemoss Road, Perslie AB21

    Opened in 1911. Contains over 70 graves in three rows.

(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Aberdeen)

 

Aberdeen Jewish Population Data

1895

15 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)

1900

17 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)

1909

22 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1910)

1934

56

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1945

50

(The Jewish Year Book 1946)

1954

50

(The Jewish Year Book 1955)

1965

50

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1975

40

(The Jewish Year Book 1976)

1985

40

(The Jewish Year Book 1986)

1995

30

(The Jewish Year Book 1996)

2004

30

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

2011

about 100

(estimate - UK National Census)

 

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