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City of Portsmouth
The city of Portsmouth is a unitary authority (since 1996) with a population of about 195,000, lying geographically within the county of Hampshire. From 1974 to 1996, it formed a local government district in the administrative county of Hampshire and, prior thereto, it was a county borough in Hampshire. It is an important naval port on the south coast of England, sitting almost opposite the Isle of Wight. Most of actual city of Portsmouth lies on Portsea Island. Southsea is a neighbourhood of Portsmouth, that has its own town council with very limited powers.
The Jewish Portsmouth Community
Portsmouth is one of the oldest Jewish communities in Britain, having been established in 1746, and during the early nineteenth century, was one of the four major Jewish congregations outside London.
A photograph of the gate to Portsmouth & Southsea Synagogue,
Articles on the Portsmouth Jewish Community
Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Portsmouth by Joseph Jacobs and Isidore Harris, c-1906.
Jewish Population Data
Other Portsmouth Jewish Information
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