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Inverness Hebrew Congregation

Inverness, Highland, Scotland

 

 

   
 

Page created: 6 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 12 September 2016

City of Inverness

Inverness is the only city in Scottish Highlands. With a population of over 50,000, it is situated at the mouth of the river Ness, as it flows into the Moray Firth in northeast Scotland.  In 1975, Inverness became part of the District of Inverness in the Highland Region. In 1996, the Inverness District ceased to exist when Highland came a unitary authority. Prior to 1975, Inverness was situated within the traditional county of Inverness-shire. 

Inverness Jewish Community

Inverness has only ever had one Jewish congregation, the Inverness Hebrew Congregation.

Congregation Data

Name:

Inverness Hebrew Congregation

Date Founded:

1905

Current Status:

Closed (still appeared in Jewish Year Book into late 1960's, but according to report in a Jewish Chronicle in 1938, the congregation had been defunct for some years).

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Inverness include:

Burials (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register)

Inverness New Tomnahurich Cemetery (20 records)
 

 

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

on JCR-UK

 

Inverness Jewish Cemetery Information

There is a small Jewish cemetery in Inveness:

  • Tomnahurich New Cemetery, Jewish Section, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness

    Earliest burials date from 1906. Contains about 23 graves (20 of which are searchable in JOWBR database, see above).
    The Scottish Jewish Cemeteries website includes a searchable database in respect of over 20 burials at this cemetery.

(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Inverness)

 

Inverness Jewish Population Data

1904

18 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1905)

1934

108

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1945

16

(The Jewish Year Book 1945/6)

1949

20

(The Jewish Year Book 1950)

1950

5 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1951)

1960

12

(The Jewish Year Book 1961)

1966

12

(The Jewish Year Book 1967)

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