Isle of Wight Jewish Society

Wroxall, Isle of Wight



Page created: 27 November 2014
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Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight is the largest island of England, located in the English Channel, some three to five miles off the southern English coast. It was part of the county of Hampshire until 1890, when it became an independent administrative county (though geographically still considered part of Hampshire). In 1974 it was reconstituted as a non-metropolitan ceremonial county and has been a unitary authority since 1994.

Jewish Community

Although individual Jews are known to have lived on the Isle of Wight from the late eighteenth century, there is no knowledge of any organised community until the recent establishment of a Jewish Society.

Congregation Data


Isle of Wight Jewish Society


c/o Jonathon Bluestone, Medham House, Green Lane, Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 8QG (email: jonathon@thebluestonefamily.com)

Current Status:

Active - having Friday night services approximately once a month, and Shabbat morning services slightly less frequently, as well as services and celebration of all of the festivals.

Date Formed:

July 2005




An associated community of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly known as the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain).

Cemetery Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery on the Isle of Wight.


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The records in the database associated with the Isle of Wight include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Ipswich during the 1780s (2 records), 1800s (1 record), 1810s (1 record); 1840s (8 records), 1850s (14 records), 1860s (14 records), 1870s (11 records), 1880s (3 records) and 1890s (1 record).

List of Reform Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations on the Isle of Wight

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