the former

Huddersfield Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire




Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 2 October 2017

Town of Huddersfield

The town of Huddersfield (population about 145,000) is part of the Kirklees metropolitan borough in the county of West Yorkshire in the North of England. Kirklees was formed in 1974 from the merger of the county boroughs of Huddersfield and Dewsbury with a number of smaller local authorities, all of which had been part of the West Riding of Yorkshire.  In 1986, Kirklees became a unitary authority when West Yorkshire lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county.  Huddersfield had been a county borough since 1889.

Huddersfield Jewish Community

The following is the only Jewish congregations known to have existed in Huddersfield.

Congregation Data


Huddersfield Synagogue


Initially Northumberland Street, Huddersfield (until 1920's)
Later 11 Albion Street, Huddersfield (1940's until 1963)

Date Formed:

Services minyan in 1895(i) in private home.

Current Status:

Closed in about 1926(ii), but reformed in 1941(iii), but finally closed in 1963(iv).


Ashkenazi Orthodox


According to the Jewish Year Book (only for 1945), was affiliated with the
Leeds United Hebrew Congregation


There is no Jewish cemetery in Huddersfield

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Jewish Year Book 1896.

  • (ii) The Jewish Chronicle 31 October 1941, referring to the recently re-established congregation, noted that services had not heen held in the town for 15 years.

  • (iii) The Jewish Chronicle 18 July 1941 and 31 October 1941.

  • (iv) The Jewish Chronicle 27 December 1963 refers to the Synagogue as having closed.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Huddersfield include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Huddersfield during the 1850s (15 records), 1860s (8 records), 1870s (6 records), 1880s (2 records) and 1890s (1 record).

Jewish Communal Leaders

Jewish Directory 1874 (4 records). 


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



Registration District
(Births, Deaths & Marriages)


Huddersfield Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1895/6)



(The Jewish Year Book 1910)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1946)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(Jewish Chronicle, 16 August 1963)

Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees Jewish Communities home page

Jewish Congregations in West Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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