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Hull Jewish Community

City of Hull

Hull, also known as Kingston upon Hull, is a city of about 250,000 inhabitants located on the northern bank of the Humber estuary in northern England. It has been unitary authority since 1996.  Prior to then, Hull was a district of the now defunct administrative county of Humberside, which had been formed in 1974. After the abolition of Humberside in 1996, Hull was placed for ceremonial purposes in the county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, having been a county borough in the East Riding until 1974.

The Hull Jewish Community

The Hull Jewish community dates back to the late eighteenth century.

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The records in the database associated with Hull include:


Hull 1848-1970 (1,404 records).


Delhi Street Cemetery (1,394 records*);
Marfleet Lane Cemetery (450 records on JOWBR);
Old Hebrew Congregation Burial Grounds Cemetery (769 records on JOWBR).
*A search in the database may also reveal duplicates of these records on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR).


Hull Hebrew School - dates of admittance 1903 - 1945 (1,365 records).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Hull during the 1780s (10 records), 1790s (3 records), 1800s (8 records), 1810s (14 records); 1820s (11 records), 1830s (24 records), 1840s (33 records), 1850s (91 records), 1860s (322 records), 1870s (27 records), 1880s (24 records), 1890s (6 records), 1900s (6 records) and 1910s (1 record).

The Jewish Congregations

The following Congregations are or were considered to be part of the Hull Community:

The following are former or alternative names of the above congregations:


Articles and Other Material on the Hull Jewish Community

Historical Jewish Walking Tour of Hull kindly provided by Hull Jewish Archive, June 2008

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

Jewish Encyclopaedia on Hull by Joseph Jacobs, c-1906

Hull Hebrew Board of Guardians Annual Report and Balance Sheet  -  1897     1898     1899

Records of the Hull Jewish Community, held by the Hull History Centre

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography and other sources

Hull's Six Jewish Cemeteries by David Lewis.

Other Hull Cemetery Information (IAJGS Cemetery Project)

Jewish Population Data

1851 200

(Chief Rabbis Census estimate

1895 1,350

(The Jewish Year Book 1896)

1898 1,500

(The Jewish Year Book 1898-99)

1900 2,000

(The Jewish Year Book 1900-01)

1910 2,500

(The Jewish Year Book 1910)

1935 2,500

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1946 2,000

(The Jewish Year Book 1947

1955 2,000

(The Jewish Year Book 1956)

1965 2,500

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1990 1,120

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2004 670

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)


Jewish Congregations in the East Rising of Yorkshire

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