the former

Greenock Hebrew Congregation

Greenock, Inverclyde, Scotland




Page created: 6 October 2005
Latest update or revision: 26 December 2016

Town of Greenock

The town of Greenock, with a population of about 45,000, is situated on the south bank of the river Clyde near the western coast of Scotland, about 30 miles west of Glasgow.  It is now in Inverclyde, which was a district of the now defunct Strathclyde Region from 1975 to 1996 and which became a unitary authority in 1996. Prior to 1975, Greenock was in the traditional county of Renfrewshire.

The Jewish Community

Greenock had a small Jewish community that existed from about 1894 until about 1936. It only ever had the following Jewish congregation:

Congregation Data


Greenock Hebrew Congregation


Believed at 27 Cathcart Street, Greenock

Date Founded:

possibly 1894

Current Status:

Closed 1936


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1895 - 12 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1896)
1900 - 23 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1900-1)
1909- 25 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1910)


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Greenock include:

Burials (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register)

Greenock Cemetery (16  records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Greenock during the 1850s (2 records).



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



Greenock Jewish Cemetery Information

There is a small Jewish cemetery in Greenock:

  • Greenock Cemetery, Jewish Section, Bow Road,Greenock PA16

    Earliest burials date from 1911 with the latest about 1945. Contains about 16 graves (which are searchable in JOWBR database, see above), although only about 7 headstones are visible.
    The Scottish Jewish Cemeteries website, created and maintained by Derek Tobias, includes a searchable database in respect of over 15 burials at this cemetery.
    See also An Archival Adventure in Scotland by Harold Pollins, which discusses the Greenock Jewish Cemetry.

(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Greenock)


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