the former

Dewsbury Jewish Community

& Synagogue

Dewsbury, Kirklees, West Yorkshire




Page created: 7 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 12 July 2016

Town of Dewsbury

Dewsbury (population about 55,000) is a town in West Yorkshire in the north of England, lying on the river Calder. It was a municipal borough (in the West Riding of Yorkshire) from 1862 to 1913, a county borough from 1913 to 1974. In 1974, it merged with the county borough of Huddersfield and a number of smaller local authorities to form the metropolitan borough of Kirklees (in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire).  In 1986, Kirklees became a unitary authority when West Yorkshire lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county.

Dewsbury Jewish Community

Congregation Data


Dewsbury Synagogue


Grove Street, Dewsbury, Yorkshire (in the period from 1906)

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed during World War 1, or possibly earlier.  Re-established in 1947, but later disbanded.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


There is no Jewish cemetery in Dewsbury


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


Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees Jewish Communities home page

Jewish Congregations in West Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page



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