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Dunfermline Hebrew Congregation

Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland



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City of Dunfermline

The historic city of Dunfermline, with a population of about 40,000, is situated a few miles inland from the Firth of Forth on Scotland's east coast (to the north-west of Edinburgh).  Dunfermline is in Fife, which was a county until 1975, then became a Region (of which Dunfermline was one of its administrative districts), and in 1996, Fife became a unitary authority.

Dunfermline Jewish Community

Dunfermline had a small Jewish community, from the early to mid twentieth century. Only one Jewish congregation is known to have existed in the town.

Congregation Data


Dunfermline Hebrew Congregation


Athol Place, Ayr, Fife
(formerly at 5 Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, until about 1946)

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed, early 1950's


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Dunfermline Jewish Cemetery Information

No known Jewish cemetery in the town.


Dunfermline Jewish Population Data


15 men and 15 women

(The Jewish Year Book 1939)



(The Jewish Year Book 1951)


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