Margate Jewish Community

& Hebrew Congregation

Margate, Thanet, Kent




Page created: 18 April 2003
Latest revision or update: 21 December 2016

The Town of Margate

Margate (population about 57,000) is a coastal resort on the English Channel in southeast England, and includes the district of Cliftonville. It is part of the Isle of Thanet, which, although originally separated from the mainland by the Wantsum Channel, is now practically joined to the mainland as a result of the build up of silt and shingle.  Margate is in the local government district of Thanet in the county of Kent, formed in 1974 by the merger of the municipal borough of Margate with of the municipal borough of Ramsgate and adjoining areas. 

Margate Jewish Community

The Jewish Community of Margate was founded in the early part of the twentieth century, the Jews being mainly resident in the neighbourhood of Cliftonville.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Margate Hebrew Congregation


Albion Road, Cliftonville, Margate, CT9 2HP

Former Addresses:

Godwin Road, Cliftonville, Margate (until about 2001) - foundation stone laid 13 June 1928 (see Press Cutting); consecrated 1929.

Previously at Edgar Road, Cliftonville (to about 1929)

Current Status:


Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Worship Number: 63019
Registration District: Thanet

Congregation Numbers:

1999 - about 81 (Board of Deputies)


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Margate Synagogue & Jewish Community



Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Margate include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Margate during the 1770s (1 record), 1780s (3 records), 1790s (2 records), 1800s (4 records), 1810s (3 records); 1820s (5 records), 1830s (12 records), 1840s (3 records), 1850s (3 records), 1870s (2 record); 1880s (4 records) and 1890s (2 records).


Margate Jewish Cemetery Information

The Jewish cemetery is the Hebrew Section of the Manston Road (St.John's) Cemetery, Margate: This is used by members of the Margate Hebrew Congregation (Orthodox) as well as the Thanet and District Reform Jewish Community (based in Ramsgate).

(See also IAJGS International Jewish Cemeteries Project - Margate)


Margate Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1949)



(The Jewish Year Book 1950)



(The Jewish Year Book 1976)



(The Jewish Year Book 1981)



(The Jewish Year Book 1986)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)


Other Jewish Communities in Thanet (in Ramsgate)

Jewish Congregations in Kent

Jewish Communities of England home page



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