Derby Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Derby, Derbyshire




Page created: 11 February 2004
Latest revision or update: 29 January 2016

City of Derby

The city of Derby, in the English East Midlands, lies on the river Derwent. It has a population of about 230,000. It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the administrative county of Derbyshire. In 1996, the city of Derby became a unitary authority.

Derby Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Derby Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Derby.

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The records in the database associated with Derby include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Derby during the 1810s (1 record); 1840s (4 records), 1850s (7 records), 1860s (9 records) and 1870s (4 records).

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Derby Hebrew Congregation (formerly Derby Synagogue)


270 Burton Road, Derby (previously 24 Harriett Street)

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed 1986


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Congregation Numbers:

1901 - 20 seatholders (Board of Deputies returns)

Articles on the Derby Jewish Community

Derby and Burton-on-Trent from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Paper edited from material prepared by Samuel Simpson for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with Prof. Newman's kind consent.

Derby Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1898/9)



(The Jewish Year Book 1910)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1945)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)

Other Derby Jewish Information

Derby Cemetery Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project

Jewish Congregations in Derbyshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

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