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Northampton Hebrew Congregation

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Northampton, Northamptonshire

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 2 March 2004
Latest revision or update: 19 February 2013

Town of Northampton

Northampton, a large town in central  England on the river Nene, has a population of approximately 200,000.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the administrative county of  Northamptonshire.

Northampton Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Northampton Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Northampton in modern times, although there had been a community in medieval times.


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The records in the database associated with Northampton include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Northampton during the 1810s (1 record); 1840s (3 records), 1850s (10 records), 1860s (11 records), 1870s (8 records), 1880s (5 records), 1890s (3 records) and 1900s (1 record).
 

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Northampton Hebrew Congregation

Address:

Overstone Road, Northampton NN1 3JW (acquired in 1890, rebuilt in 1964/5)

Current Status:

Active

Date Formed:

1888

Ritual:

Orthodox

Affiliation:

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: Northampton & Hardingstone

Website:

http://www.northantshc.org/

Congregation Numbers:

1895 - 15 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896/97)
1900 - 20 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900/01)

Articles on the Northampton Jewish Community

Remains of Ancient Synagogue Uncovered in Northampton - article in Northampton Chronicle 9 April 2010.

Jewish Population Data

1896
1934
1946
1955
1965
1990
2004  
100 - 200
70
200 families
425
300
185
322

(The Jewish Year Book 1896/97)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Northampton Information
 

Jewish Congregations in Northamptonshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used
 

 


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