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Ayr Hebrew Congregation

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Ayr, South Ayrshire, Scotland

 

              

         
 

Page created: 21 September 2005
Last revision or update: 11 March 2013

Town of Ayr

The town of Ayr, with a population of about 60,000, is situated on the Firth of Clyde in south west Scotland. Although traditionally the county town of Ayrshire, since 1996 it has formed part of South Ayrshire, a unitary council region. From 1975 to 1996, the area covered by South Ayrshire was known as Kyle and Carrick, and was a district within the now defunct Strathclyde Region. 

Ayr Jewish Community

Ayr has only ever had one Jewish congregation.

Congregation Data

Name:

Ayr Hebrew Congregation

Address:

52 Racecourse Road, Invercloy Hotel, Ayr (from early 1960's).

Former Addresses:

54a Sandygate, Ayr (prior thereto, at 15 Kyrle Street)

Date Founded:

1902

Current Status:

Closed, mid-1970's

The Jewish Chronicle of 11 October 1974 (page 31) had the following notice:

AYR HEBREW CONGREGATION TO LET INVERCLOY HOTEL, AYR
THE ONLY JEWISH (KOSHER) HOTEL IN SCOTLAND

Established nearly 40 years. Excellently situated in own grounds near beach, and containing the local synagogue. Applications, invited from suitable persons with capital for necessary expenditure, should be addressed to: The Chairman, C. Freeman, 59 Auchendoon Crescent, Ayr
 

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Jewish Population Data

1945 -
1950 -
1960 -
1970 -
  60 (The Jewish Year Book 1945-6)
160 (The Jewish Year Book 1951)
 
68 (The Jewish Year Book 1961)
  40 (The Jewish Year Book 1971)


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