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Cambridge Jewish Community

City of Cambridge

The university city of Cambridge, situated in the east of England on the river Cam, has a population of over 100,000.  It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it became a local government district of the administrative county of  Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Cambridge include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Cambridge or Ely (12 miles to the North) during the 1790s (8 records), 1800s (11 records), 1810s (7 records); 1830s (10 records), 1840s (13 records), 1850s (23 records), 1860s (3 records), 1870s (8 records), 1880s (4 records), 1890s (3 records) and 1900s (2 records).

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations are considered to be part of the  Cambridge Jewish Community:

Articles on the Cambridge Jewish Community

Cambridge  from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of Great Britain, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with his kind consent.

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Cambridge by Cecil Roth, 1950. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

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

Jewish Population Data
(excluding student population)



(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1898)
(The Jewish Year Book 1900)
(The Jewish Year Book 1910)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Note: Based on an analysis of the 2001 census by the Cambridge & Suffolk Jewish Community, there were over 1,000 Jews in the City of Cambridge (non-students) and within a 20 mile radius of Cambridge, approximately, 2,500 Jews, also based on the 2001 census.

Other Cambridge Jewish Information

Bibliography and other sources

Cambridge Cemetery Information


Jewish Congregations in Cambridgeshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

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