Huddersfield Synagogue

& Jewish Community

Huddersfield, Kirklees, West Yorkshire




Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 15 December 2016

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


Northumberland Street, Huddersfield (until 1930's), and later 11 Albion Street, Huddersfield (1940's)

Date Formed:

Prior to 1910

Current Status:

Closed in 1920's but reformed in 1941, closed about 1970.


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


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).


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



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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