Leicester Hebrew Congregation

Leicester, Leicestershire




Congregation Data


Leicester Hebrew Congregation


Highfield Street, PO Box 6836  Leicester LE2 1WZ
(The synagogue was in Crafton Street, Leicester in 1874)

Current Status:


Date Founded:

1866 (or possibly 1874) (Synagogue built 1895)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.



Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Registration District: Leicester

Membership Numbers:

1875 - 31 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1880 - 21 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1890 - 23 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1893 - 30 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1894 - 64 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1895 - 66 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)
or 60 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1895/6)

1900 - 43 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

           or 80 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900/1)


For On-line Articles and Other Material relating to this Congregation, see Leicester Jewish Community home page


Jewish Cemetery Information

Gilroes Jewish Cemetery is the cemetery of the Leicester Hebrew Congregation. The Cemetery's website (a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and affiliated to JCR-UK) includes a full catalogue of all the burials in the cemetery (approximately 820 internments) dating from 1902, genealogical search facilities, photographs of all extant headstones, fascinating stories of the lives of some of those buried in the cemetery and much more.

For Search and additional information, see Leicester Cemetery Information on Leicester Jewish Community home page.

Leicester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Leicestershire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Page created: 2 March 2004
Latest revision or update: 18 February 2018


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