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Wirral Jewish Community

Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

Wirral is a metropolitan borough in the county of Merseyside in the North West of England, comprising the northern part of the Wirral peninsula, across the Mersey estuary from Liverpool. It was created in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities (all then in the county of Cheshire), including the county boroughs of Birkenhead and Wallasey (which includes Seacombe) and the urban district of Hoylake.  In 1986, Wirral became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Merseyside lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

Wirral Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with the Wirral community include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Birkenhead or Wallasey during the 1840s (2 records), 1850s (12 records), 1860s (6 records), 1870s (5 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (2 records) and 1910s (3 records).

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations exist or existed in what is now the metropolitan borough of Wirral:

Jewish Population Data


100 in Birkenhead
75 in Birkenhead
50 in Birkenhead
280 in Wallasey
255 in Wallasey
50 in Wallasey
50 in Wallasey

50 in Birkenhead
58 in Hoylake and 50 in Birkenhead

(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1940)
(The Jewish Year Book 1945)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Merseyside

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