Coventry Hebrew Congregation

Coventry, West Midlands




Page created: 24 July 2003
Latest revision or update: 3 December 2015

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Coventry Hebrew Congregation


Barras Lane, Coventry CV1 3AF (from 1870, but closed from 1890 to 1906) - a Grade II listed building since 2009.

Former Addresses:

Initially in a timber-framed mediaeval building in Great Butchers Row, the home of Isaac Cohen (which was demolished in 1936).

The congregation then rooms in Derby Lane, Fleet Street (now also demolished).

Subsequently, by the middle of the nineteenth century, in upper rooms in No. 16 Spon Street until moving to Barras Lane in 1870

Current Status:

Synagogue no longer holds regular services. Membership merged with Solihull & District Hebrew Congregation about 2003.

Date Formed:

About 1850


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Worship Number: 30907
Registration District: Coventry

Congregation Numbers:

1869 - 16 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1870 - 17 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1880 - 13 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1890 - 6 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1900 - 5 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1900 - 8 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900-01)

1909 - 12 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1910)

1999 - about 45 (Board of Deputies)


Coventry Jewish Community home page (which includes links to
congregational histories and other articles relating to this congregation)

Jewish Congregations in West Midlands

Jewish Communities of England home page

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