Greenock Hebrew Congregation

Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland




Page created: 6 October 2005
Latest update or revision: 23 December 2015

Town of Greenock

The town of Greenock, with a population of about 45,000, is situated on the south bank of the river Clyde near the western coast of Scotland, about 30 miles west of Glasgow.  It is now in Inverclyde, which was a district of the now defunct Strathclyde Region from 1975 to 1996 and which became a unitary authority in 1996. Prior to 1975, Greenock was in the traditional county of Renfrewshire.

The Jewish Community

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The records in the database specifically associated with Greenock include:

Burials (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register)

Greenock Cemetery (16 records)

Greenock has only ever had the following Jewish congregation:

Congregation Data


Greenock Hebrew Congregation


Believed at 27 Cathcart Street, Greenock

Date Founded:

possibly 1894

Current Status:

Closed 1936


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1895 - 12 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1896)
1900 - 23 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1900-1)
1909- 25 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1910)

Articles on the Greenock Jewish Community

An Archival Adventure in Scotland by Harold Pollins, published in the Oxford Menorah, issue 142 Winter 1996, updated November 2003.

Press Reports relating to the Greenock Jewish Community 1874 - 1993

Other Greenock Jewish Information

Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)


Jewish Communities and Congregations in Scotland home page

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