Burnley Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Burnley, Lancashire




Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 12 April 2013

Town of Burnley

The town of Burnley,  in North West England, with a population of about 75,000, forms the greater part of the district and borough of Burnley.  The present boundaries date from 1974, when the county borough of Burnley merged with adjoining areas to form a district of the county of Lancashire.

Burnley Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Burnley Synagogue, is known to have existed in Burnley.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Burnley Synagogue


20 Sandy Gate, Burnley

Current Status:

Closed about 1934.

Date Formed:

The synagogue at 20 Sandy Gate, consecrated on 25 August 1895, was reputedly the private property of the then vice-president of the congregation, Mr. S. Shabbatt, supported by voluntary contributions.  The Congregation was formally established in 1906, although it is uncertain whether it continued to use the Sandy Road property, or elsewhere



Burnley Jewish Population Data

 - 30  families (The Jewish Year Book 1896)
-   4  families (The Jewish Chronicle, 28 June 1935)

Articles relating to the Burnley Jewish Community

Press Reports relating to the Burnley Jewish Community 1894-1931


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