Totnes Jewish Community

(Totnes, Reform Jewish Group)

Totnes, South Hams, Devon



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Latest revision or update: 6 July 2017

Totnes, South Hams

Totnes is a small town situated in southern Devon in South West England, a few miles inland from Torquay. Since 1974 it has formed part of the local government district of South Hams in the county of Devon, and was previously a municipal borough.

Totnes Jewish Community

Although there are records of Jews in Totnes in the early nineteenth century, it was not until the early twenty first century that a small organised Jewish group was established, centred in and around the town

Congregation Data


Totnes Jewish Community, also known as the Totnes Reform Jewish Group


10 Walnut Close, Totnes, TQ9 5GT (rented)
(previously at 1 Maudlin Cottages, Maudlin Road, Totnes TQ9 5TG)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

About 2001(i)


An associated community of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly known as the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain).


Reform.  According to the website of the Movement for Reform Judaism, the "Totnes Jewish Community is a small, open-hearted chavurah style community who come together for social, cultural & spiritual gatherings, events and informal services in the Torbay area. [They] have a regular monthly shabbat meal, as well as frequent get togethers honouring all the major festivals."

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Based upon first appearance in Jewish Year Book 2002.


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The records in the database associated with Totnes include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Totnes during the 1780s (1 record), 1800s (2 records), 1810s (1 record), and 1830s (1 record). (For Dartmouth, South Hams, see under Torbay.)


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