Whitehaven Jewish Community

Whitehaven, Cumbria



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Town of Whitehaven

The town of Whitehaven (population approximately 25,000), is a small port on the coast of North West England.   It was a municipal borough in the then county of Cumberland, until 1974, when it was merged with neighbouring districts to form the local government district of Copeland, within the newly created county of Cumbria.

Whitehaven Jewish Community

There are a number of references to a Jewish community in Whitehaven ranging from the second half of the eighteenth century to latter part of World War II.

Congregation Data


Whitehaven Synagogue

Date Opened:


Current Status:

Closed, but date uncertain.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Articles Relating to the Whitehaven Jewish Community

Press Reports relating to the Whitehaven Jewish Community

Other Whitehaven Jewish Information



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