the former

Birkenhead Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside




Page created: 21 August 2005
Last revision or update: 27 December 2016

Town of Birkenhead

Birkenhead (population about 88,000) is a town on the Wirral peninsula, situated on the west bank of the river Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool. It was a county borough geographically in the county of Cheshire until 1974 when it was incorporated into the metropolitan borough of Wirral in the metropolitan county of Merseyside. In 1986, Wirral became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Merseyside lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

Jewish Community

Although there was a small number of Jews in Birkenhead from at least the middle of the nineteenth century, it was not until the end of that century that an organised Jewish congregation was established, although numbers have since dwindled and the synagogue has closed. 

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Birkenhead Synagogue


41 Balls Road, Birkenhead

Former Address:

94 Chester Street, Birkenhead (until at least 1939)

Date Formed:


Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cemetery Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Birkenhead, nor elsewhere in Wirral.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Birkenhead include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Birkenhead during the 1840s (3 records), 1850s (21 records), 1860s (9 records), 1870s (5 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (2 records), 1900s (1 record) and 1910s (5 records).

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Jewish Congregations in Merseyside

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