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Falkirk Synagogue

Falkirk, Scotland

 

 

   
 
 
Page created: 7 July 2003
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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

Name:

Falkirk Synagogue

Founded:

Prior to WWI

Current Status:

Closed (1940's)

Ritual:

Orthodox Ashkanazi

 

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Falkirk Jewish Cemetery Information

No known Jewish cemetery in the town.

 

Falkirk Jewish Population Data

1945

62

(The Jewish Year Book 1945/6)

 

Jewish Communities and Congregations in Scotland home page

 

 

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