Page created by John Berman: 2002
Communities researched and page reformatted by David Shulman: 20 April 2005
Redesigned by Louise Messik: 11 November 2011
Latest update or revision: 25 May 2014
 
JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND CONGREGATIONS IN SCOTLAND
 

There is no evidence of Jewish settlement in Scotland before the mid-17th century, when various converted Jews were to be found at Scottish Universities. The first professing Jew to settle in Scotland is believed to be a David Brown, in Edinburgh in 1691, where a small Jewish community grew up. The first synagogue and cemetery were opened in 1816. Harvey l. Kaplan

Map of Scotland showing every town that ever had a Jewish community
and congregation.
 

Falkirk Synagogue(3)

Greater Glasgow Jewish Community(1,5)

Beth Jacob Synagogue
Beth Jacob & Poalei Zedek United Synagogue
Chevra Kadisha Synagogue
Crosshill Hebrew Congregation
Garnethill Synagogue
Giffnock & Newlands Synagogue
Glasgow New Synagogue (Reform)
Glasgow's First Jewish Congregations (until 1879)
Great Central Synagogue
Langside Hebrew Congregation
Netherlee & Clarkston Hebrew Congregation
Newton Mearns Synagogue
New Central Synagogue
Nusach Ari Congregation
Park Place Synagogue
Poalei Zedek Synagogue
Pollokshields Chevra Kadisha Synagogue
Queens Park Synagogue
Rutherglen Loan Congregation
South Western Hebrew Congregation
United South Side Synagogue
Yeshivah Synagogue

Greenock Hebrew Congregation (1,3,5)

Inverness Hebrew Congregation(1,3)

(1) Community records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Scotland include:

Burials (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register)

Dundee - 1 Cemetery (153 records);
Edinburgh - 2 Cemeteries (159 records);
Glasgow - 4 Cemeteries (1,555 records);
Greenock - 1 Cemetery (16 records);
Inverness - 1 Cemetery (20 records)

Other Burials

Glasgow - WWII Civilian Casualties (16 records).

Schools

Glasgow - Jewish Children at the Gorbals Public School, dates of admittance 1885-1905 (1,989 records), see also Introduction & Background.

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in cities or towns in Scotland during the 1790s (1 record), 1800s (1 record), 1810s (2 records); 1820s (44 records), 1830s (71 records), 1840s (108 records), 1850s (191 records), 1860s (33 records), 1870s (36 records), 1880s (36 records), 1890s (13 records), 1900s (9 records) and 1910s (4 records).
 


Articles on the Scotland Jewish Community

Jewish Encyclopaedia article on Scotland by Joseph Jacobs, c-1906.


Other Scotland Information

Scottish Bibliography, Local Research Libraries, and other sources

Scottish Cemeteries Information

Scottish Jewish Archives Centre

 

 
   


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