Coventry Jewish Community

Coventry, West Midlands




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City of Coventry

Coventry, with a population of about 300,000, is the ninth largest city in England.  The metropolitan borough of Coventry was created in 1974, within the then new metropolitan county of West Midlands.  Coventry became a unitary authority in 1986, when West Midlands lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial and geographical county.  Until 1974, Coventry was a county borough and within the county of Warwickshire.

The Coventry Jewish Community

There was a medieval Jewish community in Coventry. In modern times, Jews first settled in Coventry during that latter part of the eighteenth century, although it was not until the early part of the nineteenth century that a formal congregation was established.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that existed in Coventry:

* An active congregation.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Coventry include:

  • Marriages

    • Coventry Hebrew Congregation (55 records).

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

    • Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Coventry during the 1780s (3 records), 1790s (9 records), 1800s (6 records), 1810s (2 records); 1820s (4 records), 1830s (9 records), 1840s (9 records), 1850s (27 records), 1860s (12 records), 1870s (13 records); 1880s (6 records) and 1890s (2 records).


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


on third parties' websites


Community Records


Coventry Jewish Cemeteries Information

There is a Jewish cemetery in Coventry

  • London Road Cemetery, Jewish Section, Whitley, Coventry CV3.

    Purchased 1863. Earliest Burials 1866. Prior to the acquisition of the cemetery, the Community used the Betholom Row Cemetery in Birmingham.

(For additional information, see IAJGS Cemetery Project - Coventry)


Coventry Jewish Population Data


  First Jewish settlement



(The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)



(The Jewish Year Book 1900/01



(The Jewish Year Book 1910)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in West Midlands

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Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 6 November 2019

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