the former

Walton-on-the-Naze Jewish Community

and Hebrew Congregation

Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex



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Latest revision or update: 21 November 2016


Walton-on-the-Naze is a small town and resort in North East Essex on the North Sea coast, just south of Harwich, having a population of about 12,000.  It is within the local government district of Tendring in the county of Essex.  Tendring was formed in 1974 by the merger of the Frinton and Walton urban district with several adjoining local authorities.

Jewish Community

There was a Jewish community and congregation in the town, dating back to the opening there of a Jewish convalescent home, Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home, in 1910, The town had some popularity as a resort in the 1930s, with a number of Jewish guest houses, although this ended with outbreak of World War II. Although the Jewish convalescent home was re-opened after the War, it closed in 1976.

Congregation Data


Walton-on-the-Naze Hebrew Congregation

Addresses and Dates:

First Phase:

In 1935 a synagogue was established at a kosher boarding house - ‘Saville House’, 31 (later 31-37) Saville Street, Walton-on-the-Naze. (Previously services - initially only on High Holy Days - had been held at the Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home, Walton-on-the-Naze, from about 1913). With the advent of World War II in 1939, the boarding house, as well as the convalescent home, closed.

Second Phase:

In 1949, services resumed at the refurbished Samuel Lewis Convalescent Home (which had suffered damaged by enemy action during World War II) and a new synagogue was reconsecrated there in 1966.  However, Services ceased when the convalescent home closed in 1976.

Present Status:

Closed - see above


Ashkenazi Orthodox


There is no Jewish cemetery in Walton-on-the-Naze


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