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Dundee Hebrew Congregation

Dundee, Scotland

 

 

   
 


Page created: 16 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 24 August 2016
 

City of Dundee

The city of Dundee is the fourth largest in Scotland with a population of over 150,000. It is situated on the north bank of the Firth of Tay on Scotland's east coast.  Although traditionally within the county of Angus (which was also known as Forfarshire), the City of Dundee has constituted a self-contained unitary authority since 1996. From 1975 to 1996, Dundee was a district (and the administrative centre) of the now defunct Tayside Region. 

Dundee Jewish Community

Dundee has had a Jewish Community since, at least, the latter part of the nineteenth century. The first synagogue was founded in 1874 and a Jewish cemetery was acquired in 1888. There was at one time a rival congregation.

Congregation Data

Name:

Dundee Hebrew Congregation

Address:

9 St Mary's Place, Dundee DD1 5RB (opened 1978)

Former Address:

15 Meadow Street, Dundee
Previously 132 Murraygate Street, and 62 Murraygate Street, Dundee (1895 to 1920)

Current Status:

Active

Date Founded:

1874

Rival Congregation:

A second congregation was established in Ward Road, Dundee in the mid-1870s, which continued until 1885, when the congregations merged.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1895 - 25 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1896-7)
1898 - 28 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1898-9)
1900 - 30 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1900-1)

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Dundee include:

Burials (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register)

Dundee Eastern Cemetery (153 records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Dundee during the 1840s (18 records), 1850s (20 records), 1870s (2 records) and 1880s (3 records).
 

 

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

on JCR-UK

 

Other Dundee Jewish Institutions & Organisations
(that had been formed by 1900*)

Educational & Theological

  • Hebrew School (founded by 1893)

Other Institutions & Organisations

  • Hebrew Burial Committee (founded 1889)

  • Hebrew Benevolent Loan Society  (founded 1895)

  • Ladies' Holy Vestment Society (founded by 1900)

* As listed in the Jewish Year Books 1896 & 1900.

 

Dundee Jewish Cemetery Information

The is a Jewish cemetery in Dundee:

  • Dundee Eastern Cemetery, Jewish Section, Arbroath Road, Dundee DD1

    Opened in 1888. First burial 1889. Graves arranged in three rows. 153 burial records at this cemetery are searchable in JOWBR database (see above).

(For additional information, see IAJGS Cemetery Project -Dundee.)

 

Dundee Jewish Population Data

1896

50

(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)

1898

127

(The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)

1900

160

(The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)

1909

152

(The Jewish Year Book 1910)

1934

100

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1945

35 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1946)

1949

117

(The Jewish Year Book 1950)

1954

89

(The Jewish Year Book 1955)

1963

84

(The Jewish Year Book 1964)

1970

20 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1971)

1980

20 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1981)

1990

22

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2004

22

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)


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