Falkirk Synagogue

Falkirk, Scotland



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Town of Falkirk

The Scottish town of Falkirk is situated near the western end of the Firth of Forth, between Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Since 1975, Falkirk has been in the District of Falkirk, a unitary authority since 1996, but prior to then one of the three districts of the now defunct Central Region. Prior to 1975, Falkirk was situated within the traditional county of Stirlingshire. 

Falkirk Jewish Community

The Falkirk Jewish community only had a resident minister before the First World War although it maintained Hebrew classes and a small synagogue (Kenneth Collins - Aspects of Scottish Jewry, 1987, page 39). The following is the only Jewish congregation to have existed in Falkirk.

Congregation Data


Falkirk Synagogue


Prior to WWI

Current Status:

Closed (1940's)


Orthodox Ashkanazi

Articles on the Falkirk Jewish Community

Press Reports relating to the Falkirk Jewish Community 1913 - 1999


Falkirk Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 45/6)

Other Falkirk Jewish Information

Cemetery Information - There was no Jewish Cemetery

Jewish Communities and Congregations in Scotland home page

Explanation of Terms Used



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