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Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community & Synagogue

Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

 
 

 

   
 


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Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community

Town of Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-Furness, a town in North West England, is situated on Morecambe Bay, facing Walney Island. It is the main component of the district and borough of Barrow-in-Furness, in the county of Cumbria.  The present district, which has a population of about 70,000, was formed in 1974, when the county borough of Barrow-in-Furness was merged with adjoining areas.  Until 1974, Barrow-in-Furness, together with the rest of Furness (a peninsula jutting into the Irish Sea), was a detached part of the county of Lancashire.


Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community

Although there were Jewish residents in Barrow-in-Furness in the latter part of the nineteenth century the organised Jewish community dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Below are details of the sole Jewish congregation known to have existed in Barrow-in-Furness. However, there was a small Jewish community in the coastal town of Whitehaven, some thirty miles north of Barrow.

Congregation Data

Name:

Barrow-in-Furness Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Barrow Hebrew Congregation

Last Address:

62 School Street, Barrow-in-Furness (from 1925)

Former Addresses:

29 Crellin Street, Barrow-in-Furness (ca 1918-1925)

Abbey Road, Barrow-in-Furness (1901-1918).

Date Founded:

1900

Current Status:

Synagogue closed, probably about 1974, although reports continued to appear in Jewish Year Book until 1993.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership:

See Jewish Year Book Entries under heading "Seat Holders"

Ministers:

See Jewish Year Book Entries under heading "Rabbi"

Honorary Officers:

See Jewish Year Book Entries

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1876 - Barrow-in-Furness

Since 1 December 2011 - Cumbria (which would now hold any registers).
Office:

Cumbria Certificate Services,
The Register Office,
Lady Gillford's House,
Petteril Bank Road,
Carlisle CA1 3AJ
email: cumbria.certificates@cumbria.gov.uk

Website

 

Articles and Other Material

Jewish Year Book Entries relating to the Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community

Press Reports relating to the Barrow-in-Furness Jewish Community 1877-1918

 

Barrow Jewish Population Data

1901
1905
1917
1920
1945
1953
1965
1975
1984
1992

500
47
80
94
78
544
36
19
13
12

(The Jewish Year Book 1902)
(The Jewish Year Book 1905/6)

(The Jewish Year Book 1918)
(The Jewish Year Book 1921)
(The Jewish Year Book 1945/6)
(The Jewish Year Book 1954)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1976)
(The Jewish Year Book 1985)
(The Jewish Year Book 1993)

See also Jewish Year Book Entries

 

Jewish Congregations in Cumbria

Jewish Communities of England home page


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