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Exeter Hebrew Congregation

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Exeter, Devon

 

              

         
 

Page created: 20 September 2003
Latest revision or update: 2 July 2014

City of Exeter

The city of Exeter is situated on the river Exe in South West England and has a population of about 115,000.  It was a county borough from 1889 until 1974, when it became a local government district of the county of Devon, of which it is the county town. 

The Exeter Jewish Community

Exeter is the home to the third oldest extant synagogue in the United Kingdom.


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The records in the database associated with Exeter include:

Marriages

1838 - 1907  (35 records)

Census

1841; 1851; 1861 Exeter (286 records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Exeter during the 1780s (3 records); 1790s (4 records); 1800s (12 records); 1810s (28 records); 1820s (39 records), 1830s (51 records), 1840s (144 records), 1850s (169 records), 1860s (65 records), 1870s (16 records), 1880s (6 records) and 1890s (1 record).
 

Basic Congregation Data

Address:

Synagogue Place, Mary Arches Street, Exeter EX4 3BA (A Grade II listed building)

Date Founded:

1763, the second oldest extant synagogue in the UK outside London.

Ritual:

Combination of Ashkenazi orthodox, Reform, Liberal, Masorti and occasionally others. It endeavours to cater to all shades of Judaism, alternately holding progressive and traditional services with visiting rabbis.

Status:

Active

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Worship Number: 20929
Registration District: Exeter

Membership Data:

1896 - 8 seatholders  (Jewish Year Book 1896/97)
1900 - 6 seatholders  (Jewish Year Book 1900/01)
1999 - 50 members (Board of Deputies)

 


To enter the Archives of the Exeter Hebrew Congregation, including an History of the Exeter Jewish community and its historic congregation, click below.

Exeter Synagogue Archive

 

 

Also click below for:

Susser Archive

The extensive documents and papers of the late Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser, historian of the Jews of South West England, placed in the care of Frank J Gent, which have been donated to JCR-UK.
 


Other On-Line Articles and Lists relating to the Exeter Jewish Community

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

Tombstone Inscriptions at Exeter Jews' Cemetery, transcribed by Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser (a section of Rabbi Susser's "Jewish Tombstone Inscriptions in S. W. England - Studies in Anglo-Jewish History No. 3", which includes an Introduction that also makes reference to Exeter).

Press Report on Fire in the Synagogue - August 1876


Other Exeter Jewish Information

 

Jewish Congregations in Devon

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