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Belfast Jewish Community

Belfast, Northern Ireland

 
 

 

   
 


Page created: 24 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 7 February 2016

Belfast Jewish Community

The City of Belfast

The city of Belfast (Béal Feirste in Irish) is the capital of Northern Ireland and the largest city in the Irish province of Ulster (which comprises the six counties of Northern Ireland and three counties of the Irish Republic). Historically situated in County Antrim, Belfast has a population of 275,000 within the city limits and 550,000 within the Greater Belfast area.


The Belfast Jewish Community of Belfast

Although there was reference to a Jewish community in Belfast in 1771, the present community dates from about 1864. There were no other Jewish communities in Northern Ireland, apart from small communities (no longer extant) in Londonderry and Lurgan.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Belfast:

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Belfast include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Belfast during the 1840s (5 records), 1850s (7 records), 1860s (4 records), 1870s (4 records), 1880s (3 records), 1890s (2 records) and 1900s (2 records).
 

 

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

on JCR-UK

On third party's website

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

 

Belfast Jewish Population Data

1861

52*

(1861 Census of Pop. of Ireland)

1871

55*

(1871 Census of Pop. of Ireland)

1881

78*

(1881 Census of Pop. of Ireland)

1991

273*

(1891 Census of Pop. of Ireland)

1895

400 to 500

(The Jewish Year Book 1896)

1901

763*

(1901 Census of Pop. of Ireland)

1934

1,200

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1948

1,500

(The Jewish Year Book 1949)

1949

1,800

(The Jewish Year Book 1950)

1954

1,600

(The Jewish Year Book 1955)

1965

1,350

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1990

550

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2004

130

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

* for all of Northern Ireland

 

Belfast Cemeteries Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project

Jewish Communities of Ireland home page

 

 

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