the former

Worcester Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Worcester, Worcestershire



Page created: 9 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 10 July 2017

City of Worcester

The historic city of Worcester lies on the river Severn in the English West Midlands and has a population of over 90,000.  It was a county borough in the county of Worcestershire until 1974, when it became a local government district, initially within the relatively short-lived county of  Hereford and Worcester and, from 1998, within the newly reconstituted county of Worcestershire.

Worcester Jewish Community

Although there was a medieval Jewish community in Worcester, the modern Jewish community was not established until the 1940s, when a Synagogue Group was established by World War II evacuees.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Worcester Hebrew Congregation

Developed from:

Worcester United Synagogue Membership Group


2 New Street, Worcester. (consecrated March 1943)


The Congregation was formally established in about 1948, having developed from the Membership Group, which had been formed by evacuees from heavily populated areas of Central & Eastern London, during WWII, and was linked to the United Synagogue.

Current Status:

Closed about 1970.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogue since 1948.

Congregation Numbers:

1948 - 14 seat-holders (United Synagogue 1870-1970 )
1960 - 18 seat-holders (United Synagogue 1870-1970 )
1970 - 11 seat-holders (United Synagogue 1870-1970 )


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Worcester include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Worcester during the 1810s (1 record), 1820s (1 record), 1840s (3 records), 1850s (16 records), 1860s (9 records), 1870s (2 records) and 1880s (2 records).


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Worcester Jewish Community



Worcester Jewish Cemetery Information

There is no known Jewish cemetery in Worcester



Worcester Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)

List of United Synagogue Congregations (and Membership Groups)

World War II Evacuee Communities

Jewish Congregations in Worcestershire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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