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Londonderry Jewish Community

& Synagogue,

Londonderry, Northern Ireland

 

 

   
 
 
Page created: 28 August 2005
Latest update or revision: 6 June 2016

City of Londonderry (or Derry)

Londonderry - locally and historically Derry (Doire or Doire Cholm Chille in Irish) is a city in Northern Ireland, with a population of approximately 105,000, situated on the banks of the river Foyle. Since 2015, it has been part of the Derry and Shabane District and was formerly, from 1973, within the District of the City of Derry (formally Londonderry until 1984). Prior thereto it formed the County Borough of Londonderry, geographically within County Londonderry, one of the six former counties of Northern Ireland (which are now purely traditional counties, no longer with administrative authority).

Londonderry (Derry) Jewish Community

The following was the only Jewish congregation in Londonderry:

Congregation Data

Name:

Londonderry Synagogue

Address:

4 Kennedy Place, Londonderry, Northern Ireland (from about 1940)

Previous Addresses:

Hawkins Street, Londonderry (from about 1900), and previously,18 Abercorn Street, Londonderry

Date Founded:

1894 

Current Status:

Closed (about 1948)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1900 -  15 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900-01)

Cemetery:

There was no Jewish cemetery in Londonderry. The only Jewish cemeteries in what is now Northern Ireland were in Belfast. For details, see Belfast Jewish Cemeteries Information on the Belfast home page.

 

Londonderry Jewish Population Data

1895

43   

(The Jewish Year Book 1896-7)

1898

53   

(The Jewish Year Book 1898-9)

1900

61   

(The Jewish Year Book 1900-01)

1934

50   

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)

1939

109   

(The Jewish Year Book 1940)

1945

72   

(The Jewish Year Book 1946)

1946

42   

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)


Jewish Communities & Congregations in Northern Ireland

 

 

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