Herefordshire Jewish Community

Hereford, Herefordshire



Page created: 9 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 12 July 2017

City of Hereford

The historic city of Hereford, in the English West Midlands, close the the Welsh border, lies on the river Wye and has a population of about 50,000.   It was a municipal borough within the county of Herefordshire until 1974, when it became a local government district within the newly created county of  Hereford and Worcester. In 1998, the county of Herefordshire was reconstituted and became a unitary authority, the city of Hereford accordingly losing its administrative status.

Jewish Community

Although Jews lived in Hereford during the Medieval period, no organised Jewish community existed in the town until the founding of a Liberal Jewish community in the 1990s.

Congregation Data

Present Name:

Herefordshire Jewish Community

Former Name:

Hereford Jewish Community (to about 2004)

Date Founded:


Current Status:



Liberal / Progressive


A constituent of Liberal Judaism (formerly Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues)

Web Site:



There was no Jewish cemetery in Hereford.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Hereford include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database - includes also Ledbury (12 miles to the east) (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in:
Hereford during the 1830s (1 record), 1840s (7 records), 1850s (11 records), 1860s (3 records), 1870s (5 records), 1880s (2 records) and 1890s (2 records); and
Ledbury during the 1810s (1 record), 1830s (3 record), 1840s (1 record) and 1850s (1 record).


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