Sheffield & District Reform Jewish Congregation

Sheffield, South Yorkshire




Page created: 2 March 2004
Latest revision or update: 4 July 2017

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Sheffield & District Reform Jewish Congregation


The Congregation does not have a synagogue building. However it meets regularly at a local community centre – and occasionally in members’ houses.

Current Status:


When Formed:

Formed in 1989 from a nucleus of members of Sinai Synagogue in Leeds living in the Sheffield area




A constituent synagogue of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain) since 2000.

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: West London Synagogue;
Registration District: Sheffield



Congregation Numbers:

2016 - about 50 - 60 (estimate, United Synagogue - Leeds website)


Through an arrangement with Sheffield City Council, the Congregation administers its own Jewish Cemetery – in a Section of a City Council cemetery.

The Congregation recently introduced a separate mixed-faith area in its cemetery (to allow members to be laid to rest with their non-Jewish partner - in some specific circumstances). See also Cemetery Information on Sheffield Jewish Community home page.

Sheffield Jewish Community home page

List of Reform Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in South Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page



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