Cambridge Jewry
in Victorian Britain




Extract from papers on
Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain

Papers prepared by Dr. (later Prof.) Aubrey Newman for a conference at University College, London, convened on 6 July 1975 by the Jewish Historical Society of England
(Reproduced here with Prof. Newman's kind consent)

Paper first published on JCR-UK: 21 February 2004
Latest revision: 11 December 2016


(For the Community's early history, see "Cambridge" in Cecil Roth's "The Rise of Provincial Jewry", 1950)

Published Data

A  -  In the spring of 1847 there was a cemetery (sic. - this should read synagogue) at 7 Hobson Street, average Sabbath attendance was 15.

In 1850 services were temporarily discontinued.  Subsequently the synagogue was transferred to Petty Curry where it remained until 1889


No entry


Population of 50 Jews

Synagogue, Great St. Mary's Passage (founded 1888).  Seatholders 25.  Annual income averages 40. Time of service on Saturday is arranged at the beginning of each term.

[A - Primarily from The Rise of Provincial Jewry (1950), by Cecil Roth]
[a - The Jewish Directory for 1874, by Asher I. Myers]
[b - Jewish Year Book]


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