Leicester Hebrew Congregation

Leicester, Leicestershire



Page created: 2 March 2004
Latest revision or update: 21 October 2014

Gilroes Jewish Cemetery, Leicester

This is the cemetery of the Leicester Hebrew Congregation. The Jewish Gilroes website (a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and affiliated to JCR-UK) includes a full catalogue of all the burials in the cemetery (approximately 820 internments) dating from 1902, genealogical search facilities, photographs of all extant headstones, fascinating stories of the lives of some of those buried in the cemetery and much more.

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Congregation Data


Leicester Hebrew Congregation


Highfield Street, PO Box 6836  Leicester LE2 1WZ
(The synagogue was in Crafton Street, Leicester in 1874)

Current Status:


Date Founded:

1866 (or possibly 1874) (Synagogue built 1895)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.



Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Registration District: Leicester

Membership Numbers:

1895 - 60 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896)
1900 - 80 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900-1)


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Jewish Congregations in Leicestershire

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