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Norwich Jewish Community

City of Norwich

The historic city of Norwich, situated on the river Wensum in East Anglia, has a population of over 125,000.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a local government district of the administrative county of  Norfolk.

Norwich Jewish Community

There was a Jewish community in Norwich in medieval times. In modern times, there is evidence of a Jewish community from the middle of the eighteenth century.

Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Norwich include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Norwich and neighbouring Wymondham during the 1780s (2 records), 1790s (5 records), 1800s (9 records), 1810s (18 records); 1820s (38 records), 1830s (60 records), 1840s (89 records), 1850s (142 records), 1860s (30 records), 1870s (17 records), 1880s (6 records), 1890s (3 records) and 1900s (1 record).

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations are considered to be part of the Norwich Jewish community:

Articles on the Norwich Jewish Community

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

Letter to the Editor, regarding the Jewish Burial Grounds in Norwich, which appeared in the Jewish Chronicle of 22 April 1842

Jewish Population Data



First Jewish Settlement since Medieval Times
Community established
(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1945)
(The Jewish Year Book 1945)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Norwich Jewish Information

Jewish Property and Heritage & Places of Local Interest

Bibliography and other sources

Norwich Cemetery Information

Norwich Medieval Community


Jewish Congregations in Norfolk

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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