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Inverness Hebrew Congregation

Inverness, Highland, Scotland




Page created: 6 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 27 December 2016

City of Inverness

Inverness is the only city in Scottish Highlands. With a population of over 50,000, it is situated at the mouth of the river Ness, as it flows into the Moray Firth in northeast Scotland.  In 1975, Inverness became part of the District of Inverness in the Highland Region. In 1996, the Inverness District ceased to exist when Highland came a unitary authority. Prior to 1975, Inverness was situated within the traditional county of Inverness-shire. 

Inverness Jewish Community

Inverness has only ever had one Jewish congregation, the Inverness Hebrew Congregation.

Congregation Data


Inverness Hebrew Congregation

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed (still appeared in Jewish Year Book into late 1960's, but according to report in a Jewish Chronicle in 1938, the congregation had been defunct for some years).


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Inverness include:

Burials (JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register)

Inverness New Tomnahurich Cemetery (20 records)

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Inverness during the 1840s (1 record) and 1850s (1 record).


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



Inverness Jewish Cemetery Information

There is a small Jewish cemetery in Inveness:

  • Tomnahurich New Cemetery, Jewish Section, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness

    Earliest burials date from 1906. Contains about 23 graves (20 of which are searchable in JOWBR database, see above).
    The Scottish Jewish Cemeteries website, created and maintained by Derek Tobias, includes a searchable database in respect of burials at this cemetery.

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


Inverness Jewish Population Data


18 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1905)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1945/6)



(The Jewish Year Book 1950)


5 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1951)



(The Jewish Year Book 1961)



(The Jewish Year Book 1967)

Jewish Communities and Congregations in Scotland home page


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