Reading Jewish Community

Reading, Berkshire




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Town of Reading

Reading, on the confluence of the river Thames and river Kennet in southeast England, has a population of about 145,000.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a local government district and the county town of the county of Berkshire. In 1998, the renamed borough of Reading became a unitary authority, when Berkshire lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.  Tilehurst is a suburb of Reading, falling partly within the Borough of Reading, and partly within the adjoining unitary authority of West Berkshire.

The Reading Jewish Community

The Reading Jewish community dates back to 1886.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Reading:

* An active congregation.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Reading include:

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

    • Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Reading during 1810s (1 record), 1820s (2 records), 1830s (1 record), 1840s (2 records), 1850s (3 records), 1860s (1 record) and 1870s (2 records).



Bibliography, On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Reading Jewish Community



Community Records

  • Registration District (for BMD): Reading (since 1 April 1998).

    • Previous Registration Districts
         Reading (from 1 July 1837 to 1 April 1974);
         Reading & Wokingham (from 1 April 1974 to 1 April 1998).

    • Any registers would now be held by current register office.

    • Register Office website


Reading Jewish Cemeteries Information

There is no known Jewish cemetery in Reading.


Reading Jewish Population Data


13 families

(Website of Reading Hebrew Congregation)


60 - 70

(The Jewish Year Book 1995/96)



(The Jewish Year Book 1901)



(The Jewish Year Book 1949)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2001)

Jewish Congregations in Berkshire

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Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update:16 August 2019

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