the former

Derby Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Derby, Derbyshire




Page created: 11 February 2004
Latest revision or update: 21 September 2016

City of Derby

The city of Derby, in the English East Midlands, lies on the river Derwent. It has a population of about 230,000. It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the administrative county of Derbyshire. In 1996, the city of Derby became a unitary authority.

Derby Jewish Community

Although there were Jews in Derby as early as the 1830s, there was no organised Jewish congregation until the end of the nineteenth century (although unsuccessful attemps were made in the 1880s to establish a congregation jointly with neighbouring Burton-on-Trent). A congregation was founded in 1899, shortly followed by a Jewish cemetery. Numbers began to decline rapidly after World War II and the congregation closed in the 1980s.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Derby Hebrew Congregation (formerly Derby Synagogue)


270 Burton Road, Derby (previously 24 Harriett Street)

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed 1986


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Congregation Numbers:

1901 - 20 seatholders (Board of Deputies returns)


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Derby include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database includes also Chesterfield (some 24 miles to the north) (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in:
Derby during the 1810s (2 records); 1840s (4 records), 1850s (7 records), 1860s (9 records), 1870s (6 records) and 1880s (3 records); and
Chesterfield during the 1800s (1 record) and 1840s (1 record).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Derby Jewish Community



Derby Jewish Cemeteries Information

The Jewish cemetery in Derby:

  • Nottingham Road Cemetery, Jewish Section, Chaddesden DE21, opened 1901/2, first burial 1906.

(For additional information, see IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Derby)


Derby Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1898/9)



(The Jewish Year Book 1910)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1945)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)

Jewish Congregations in Derbyshire

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