the former

Dublin Hebrew Congregation

Adelaide Road

Dublin, Ireland




Page created: 12 June 2006
Latest revision or update: 7 May 2017

The Former Adelaide Road Synagogue in September 2014
David Shulman 2014

Congregation Data


Dublin Hebrew Congregation

Alternative Name:

Adelaide Road Hebrew Congregation


From 1892, the synagogue was at 37 Adelaide Road, Dublin, close to South Circular Road, which became the area in which most of Dublin's Jews were concentrated. (The building was materially enlarged in 1925). In 1999, as a result of the movement of the Jewish population to Dublin's suburbs, the building was closed and services were thereafter held at the Terenure Hebrew Congregation synagogue at 32a Rathfarnham Road, Terenure, Dublin 6.

Previous Addresses:

12 Mary's Abbey, (off Chapel Street) Dublin, from 1836 to 1892

40 Stafford Street, Dublin, from 1822 to 1836

Current Status:

Although the synagogue in Adelaide Road closed in 1999, the congregation continued to hold services at the Terenure Hebrew Congregation. In 2004, the congregation formally merged with the Terenure Hebrew Congregation and the new merged congregation assumed the name Dublin Hebrew Congregation

Date Founded:

The congregation was founded in 1822, being then the only Jewish congregation in Dublin. (Dublin's previous Jewish congregation had closed in 1791, as the community had almost dwindled away)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1845 - 19 ba'allai batim and 21 seatholders (Chief Rabbi's Questionnaire)
1895 - 120 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896/97)
1905 - 150 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1906)
1915 - 160 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1939 - 248 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1940)
1944 - 365 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1945)
1953 - 294 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1954)
1962 - 300 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1963)


See Dublin Jewish Cemeteries Information on the Dublin home page.


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