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Ipswich Jewish Community

Town of Ipswich

The town of Ipswich, with a population of about 120,000, is situated on the estuary of the river Orwell in East Anglia.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a local government district of the administrative county of  Suffolk.

Ipswich Jewish Community

There was a Jewish community in Ipswich in medieval times. In modern times, a Jewish congregation, sometimes referred to as the Ipswich Old Jewish Congregation, had existed in Ipswich from the eighteenth and disappeared in the latter part of the nineteenth century. Recently a Liberal Jewish congregation has been formed.

Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Ipswich include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Ipswich during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (2 records), 1790s (11 records), 1800s (10 records), 1810s (20 records); 1820s (23 records), 1830s (18 records), 1840s (11 records), 1850s (26 records), 1860s (10 records), 1870s (6 records), 1880s (5 records) and 1900s (1 record).

The Jewish Congregations

Ipswich has, or had, the following Jewish congregations:

Articles on the Ipswich Jewish Community

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

Jewish Cemetery Information

IAJGS Cemetery Project 

Ipswich Jewish Information

Bibliography and other sources 

Medieval Ipswich Community

Jewish Congregations in Suffolk

Jewish Communities of England home page

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