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Wirral Jewish Community

Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

Wirral is a metropolitan borough in the county of Merseyside in the North West of England, comprising the northern part of the Wirral peninsula, across the Mersey estuary from Liverpool. It was created in 1974 upon the merger of several authorities (all then in the county of Cheshire), including the county boroughs of Birkenhead and Wallasey (which includes Seacombe) and the urban district of Hoylake.  In 1986, Wirral became a unitary authority, when the metropolitan county of Merseyside lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county.

The Wirral Jewish Community

Although there was a small number of Jews in the town of the Wirral (particularlly Birkenhead) from the middle of the nineteenth century, it was not until the end of that century that an organised Jewish congregation was established. 

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in what is now the metropolitan borough of Wirral:


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with the Wirral community include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in:
Birkenhead during the 1840s (3 records), 1850s (22 records), 1860s (9 records), 1870s (5 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (2 records) , 1900s (1 record) and 1910s (5 records); and
Wallasey during the 1840s (2 records), 1850s (5 records) and 1900s (1 record).


Wirral Jewish Cemetery Information

We are unaware of any Jewish cemeteries in Wirral.


Wirral Jewish Population Data









(The Jewish Year Book 1935)





(The Jewish Year Book 1940)





(The Jewish Year Book 1945)





(The Jewish Year Book 1956)





(The Jewish Year Book 1966)





(The Jewish Year Book 1991)





(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Merseyside

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