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The Jewish Congregations in London
are divided on JCR-UK into the following two sections:

In addition, you can use the following section to find any London congregation:

Pressing one of the above links will take you to the required section.

Database Searches

Search the All-UK Database

The records in the All-UK Database associated with Greater London include:


West London Synagogue, Birth Register 1, 1844 - 1905 (859 records).


Bevis Marks Synagogue, 1836 - 1918 (1,253 records);
Princelet (Princes) Street Synagogue, 1897 - 1907 (81 records);
Sandy Row Synagogue, 1894-1930 (832 records);
West London Synagogue, 1842 - April 1981 (4,432 records).
Note: to comply with UK Data Protection records 1930-1959 contain limited data and thereafter minimum data.


Balls Pond Road Cemetery, 1843 - 1941 (West London Synagogue) (900 records*);
Bancroft Road Cemetery, 1811 - 1854 (Maiden Lane Synagogue), (A number of records included in the
Pre-1850 London Jews Database);
Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road
(Western Synagogue), (25 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs);
Buckingham Road Cemetery, West Ham
(United Synagogue), (80 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs);
Cheshunt Cemetery
, 1964 - 1998 (Adath Yisrael / Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations)(4,010 records);
Edgwarebury Lane Cemetery 1976 - 2006 (
West London Synagogue), (1,625 records);
Edmonton Cemetery (sections A-T), 1927 - 1955 (Federation of Synagogues), (21,334 records*);
Edmonton Cemetery (Western Synagogue), (22 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs);
Enfield Cemetery, Carterhatch Lane
, 1926 - 1999  (Adath Yisrael / Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations), (7,980 records);
Hoop Lane Cemetery
Spanish & Portuguese Jews Congregation), (425 records*);
Hoop Lane Cemetery, Golders Green Crematorium & Miscellaneous
, 1900 - 2007 (
West London Synagogue), (12,166 records of burial*, cremation & interment of cremated remains);
Marlow Road Cemetery, East Ham
(United Synagogue), (116 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs)
Novo Cemetery, Mile End
, 1733 - 1918 (
Spanish & Portuguese Jews Congregation), (10,732 records*);
Plashet Cemetery, Manor Park
(United Synagogue), (79 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs);
Rainham Cemetery
, 1930 - 1946 (Federation of Synagogues), (1,847 records);
Willesden Cemetery
(United Synagogue), (229 records*, of which 158 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs);
WWII Civilian Casualties - London (996 records);
other cemeteries (33 records with surname Isaac or Isaacs).
*A search in the database may also reveal duplicates of some of these records on the
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR).

School Records

The Jews' Free School Admission Register Database, initially covering the years from approximately 1856 to 1907, contains records of some 20,000 pupils, both boys and girls, at the Jews' Free School, Spitalfields, in the East End of London, including the names of the pupil and his or her parent or guardian, address, date of entry, previous school (where noted), date of birth, date of leaving and reason for leaving.

Central Girls School (352 records of pupils born 1882 - 1902).


Colney Hatch Hospital (296 records of patients admitted approx. 1895 - 1910);
Jews' Hospital (993 records of patients admitted 1880 - 1902).

Seatholders Lists

1885, 1899 and/or 1910 (13,442 records), in respect of the following United Synagogue congregations:
Bayswater Synagogue; Borough Synagogue; Brondesbury Synagogue; Central Synagogue; Dalston Synagogue; East London Synagogue; the Great Synagogue; the Hambro' Synagogue; Hammersmith & West Kensington Synagogue; Hampstead Synagogue; the New Synagogue; the New West End Synagogue; North London Synagogue; South Hackney Synagogue; St. John's Wood Synagogue; and Stoke Newington Synagogue.


Extracts for Spitalfields, East London, from 1851 census (695 records).

UK Jewish Communal Leaders Database - London records:

Jewish Directory for 1874  (records of 1,139 individuals);
Jewish Year Book 1896/97  (records of 559 individuals); and
JCR-UK Listings (as well as miscellaneous office holders named in various Jewish Year Books and other publications) (records of 2,160 individuals - as of the March 2024).


Additions to the Roll of Honour. Records of Jewish serviceman who died in service 1914-1921 and who were not listed on http://www.roll-of-honour.com. (At least 109 records of serviceman born or buried in London);
Brothers who died in Service during WWII. (Records of least 13 pairs of of siblings with addresses in London);
Jewish Serviceman in the Boer War, 1899-1902. (Records extracted from pages of the Jewish Chronicle, London).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database (as of the 2016 update):

Individuals in the "1851" database who were living in the area of present day Greater London during the 1760s (66 records), 1770s (214 records), 1780s (487 records), 1790s (928 records), 1800s (1,575 records), 1810s (2,608 records), 1820s (4,497 records), 1830s (7,987 records), 1840s (13,607 records), 1850s (22,141 records), 1860s (7,159 records), 1870s (5,740 records), 1880s (4,550 records), 1890s (1,401 records), 1900s (821 records) and 1910s (430  records).

Islington Jews Database

An offshoot of the 1851 Anglo-Jewish Database (see above), this database contains initially some 2,300 entries, of Jews, or people whose names suggest the were Jews, who lived within the boundary of today's London Borough of Islington, at any time between the 1730s and 1840s.

Trade Directories, etc.

Pre-1850 London Jews Database (over 9,000 records, compiled from London trade directories, a number of subscription lists and several other sources);

Jewish Traders/Businesses in London
, 1769-1839 (over 5,000 records of Jewish traders).


Jewish Board of Guardians' Book of Remembrance, 1859-1929 (1,221 records, primarily in London);
Subscribers to an English Haggadah 1809 (210 records, all in London);

Subscribers to Jews' Orphan Asylum, Tenter Ground, Goodman's Fields, London E.1. (established 1831), including Life Governors, 1860 (1,234 records).


Other Databases relating to
Greater London

Edmonton Federation Cemetery Records - burial records of the Federation of Synagogues' cemetery at Edmonton, London N18 (over 36,800 records, from the opening of the cemetery in 1890 until 2015), made available to the public by the Federation, through JGSGB and JCR-UK.

Rainham Federation Cemetery Records - burial records of the Federation of Synagogues' cemetery at Rainham, Essex (over 25,800 records, from the opening of the cemetery in 1938 until 2015), made available to the public by the Federation, through JGSGB and JCR-UK.



Online Articles and Other Material
relating generally to the London Jewish Community


on on Third Party websites

  • London Jews in First World War - "We were there too" - https://www.jewsfww.uk

  • Jewish Encyclopedia article on London by Joseph Jacobs, c-1906.

  • IAJGS Cemetery Project - London Cemeteries Information

  • London Metropolitan Archives a major repository for records of Anglo-Jewish organisations, dating from the 1650s. The archives include records of Office for the Chief Rabbi; the Board of Deputies of British Jews; the London Beth Din (court of the Chief Rabbi); many Jewish schools; religious organsations for most branches of Judaism; individual synagogues and Jewish charities.

For material relating solely or primarily to London's East End - see East End section.


London Congregations may also be viewed as follows:


Greater London Jewish Population Data



(2001 Census results)



(2011 Census results)



(2021 Census results)

The above census result figures represent those who answered the voluntary question 'What is your religion?' by clicking the category 'Jewish' among the eight check-box options (another of which was 'No religion'). However, between 6.0% to 7.7% of the population nationally did not answer the question and the figure would not have included those who considered themselves Jews by ethnicity but not by religion, and accordingly the actual number of Jews would be higher than the figures shown.

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Page created by David Shulman: 21 August 2005
Page most recently amended: 3 May 2024

Formatting and research by David Shulman


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