Huddersfield Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire




Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 20 February 2013

Town of Huddersfield

The town of Huddersfield (population about 145,000) is part of the Kirklees metropolitan borough in the county of West Yorkshire in the North of England. Kirklees was formed in 1974 from the merger of the county boroughs of Huddersfield and Dewsbury with a number of smaller local authorities, all of which had been part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.   In 1986, Kirklees became a unitary authority when West Yorkshire lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county.  Huddersfield had been a county borough since 1889.

Huddersfield Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Huddersfield include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Huddersfield during the 1850s (6 records), 1860s (2 records), 1870s (2 records) and 1890s (1 record).

Congregation Data

The following is the only Jewish congregations known to have existed in Huddersfield.

Name: Huddersfield Synagogue
Address: Northumberland Street, Huddersfield (until 1930's), and later 11 Albion Street, Huddersfield (1940's)
Date Formed: Prior to 1910
Current Status: Closed in 1920's but reformed in 1941, closed about 1970.
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Affiliation: According to the Jewish Year Book (only for 1945), was affiliated with the
Leeds United Hebrew Congregation

Jewish Population Data


(The Jewish Year Book 1896-7)
(The Jewish Year Book 1910)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1945-6)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Chronicle, 16 August 1963)

Articles on the Huddersfield Jewish Community

Press Reports to the Huddersfield Jewish Community 1872-1963

Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees Jewish Communities home page

Jewish Congregations in West Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

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