North-East England 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)

Papers on North-East England


Earlier Data

Not mentioned in 1901 Yearbook, but there is an entry in the Board of Deputies Returns for 1892, when it is listed as having then 10 members.


prepared by L. Olsover

Little is known of Jews in Darlington before 1884, when a minyan was formed by Solomon Abrahams, meeting in the Livingstone Buildings, Northgate. There was not even a cemetery for many years, and interments took place in the cemeteries belonging to neighbouring communities. Thus in 1888 one of the community was taken to Middlesbrough and in 1890 Abrahams was buried in Stockton. The early community frequently found difficulty in renting suitable accommodation for worship, and although in 1904 a synagogue was formally established between then and 1914 services were held in three different places. Between 1904 and 1912 the figures for Jewish population varied between 80 and 90.


Conference Paper on North-East England by L. Olsover

Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain - List of Contents

Darlington Jewish Congregation home page

Formatted by David Shulman

Paper first published on JCR-UK: 21 July 2016
Latest revision: 23 August 2016


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