Worksop Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Worksop, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire



Page created: 4 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 18 February 2013

Town of Worksop

The town of Worksop. in the English East Midlands, forms part of the local government district of the Bassetlaw, the most northerly district of Nottinghamshire. Bessetlaw was formed in 1974 by the merger of the municipal borough and rural district of Worksop with the municipal borough and rural district of East Retford (also known as Retford).

Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Worksop Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Worksop. Also, during the mid-nineteenth century, there were also a number of Jewish families living in Retford, a few miles to the east of Worksop, although these do not appear to have established a formal congregation.


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The records in the database associated with Worksop and district include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Retford during the 1840s (7 records) and 1850s (55 records).

Congregation Data


Worksop Hebrew Congregation

Date Formed:

Prior to 1907 - services for the High Holydays having been held at the residence of members from 1890.

Current Status:

Closed prior to 1930


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Articles on the Worksop Jewish Community

   Early Jewish Residents, extracted from Census Returns

Some Press Reports relating to the Community

Jewish Congregations in Nottinghamshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used




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