JCR-UK

Lancaster Region Jewish Community

and Congregations

Lancashire & Cumbria

 

 

 


JCR-UK is a genealogical and historical website. It is not the official website of the congregations listed below.

Lancaster

Lancaster, in Northwest England, with a population of some 46,000, is the county town of Lancashire. It is in the north of the county, closer to the county of Cumbria and the Lake District than to industrial cities of South Lancashire. Lancaster lies within the (larger) City of Lancaster, a local government district within the non-metropolitan county of Lancashire. The district was formed in 1974 from the merger of a number of local authorities - all in Lancashire (including the municipal borough of Lancaster).

Jewish Community

There are only a small number Jews in living in Lancaster, Preston (some 20 miles to the South) and the surrounding region. However, two small Jewish congregations or groups have emerged in recent year, both servingCumbria and the northern towns of Lancashire.

Data on First Congregation

Name:

Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community

Address:

No fixed premises, although services are held in the synagogue room at Lancaster University on festivals and occasionally on Sabbath. The Community is intended to serve Jews throughout the area stretching from Lancaster and North Lancashire to Cumbria, up to the Scottish border.

Date Founded:

Founded by at least 2007

Current Status:

Active

Ritual:

Non-denominationa

Affiliation:

None

Congregation Blog

http://lancslakesjc.blogspot.co.uk

 

Data on Second Congregation

Name:

Lancasher and Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community

Address:

No fixed premises, meets in members homes. Serves Jewish Community in Preston, Lancaster, Kendal and nearby areas

Date Founded:

Late 2014

Current Status:

Active

Ritual:

Liberal / Progressive

Affiliation:

An affiliated community of Liberal Judaism.

Cemetery Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Lancaster or Cumbria.

 

List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Lancashire

Jewish Congregations in Cumbria

Jewish Communities of England home page


Page created: 14 Januaryl 2016
Latest revision or update: 26 July 2018


Explanation of Terms   |   About JCR-UK  |   JCR-UK home page

Contact JCR-UK Webmaster:
jcr-ukwebmaster@jgsgb.org.uk
(Note: This is to contact JCR-UK, not the above Congregation)

JGSGB  JewishGen


Terms and Conditions, Licenses and Restrictions for the use of this website:

This website is owned by JewishGen and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. All material found herein is owned by or licensed to us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your own personal use. You may not post material from this site on another website without our consent. You may not transmit or distribute material from this website to others. You may not use this website or information found at this site for any commercial purpose.


Copyright © 2002 - 2018 JCR-UK. All Rights Reserved