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(in alphabetic order)

(See separate listings for Greater London, Greater Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool)


Map of England, showing every city and town (outside Greater London) that at one time (since the readmission of Jews in 1656) had a Jewish community and congregation.

Addlestone, Surrey
Addlestone & District Jewish Congregation(3,5)


Aldershot, Hampshire
     Aldershot Synagogue
     Aldershot Military Synagogue


Amersham, Buckinghamshire (see also Chesham)
     Amersham United Synagogue Membership Group
     Amersham, Chesham & District Hebrew Congregation

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)


Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Barnsley Synagogue (3)


Barnstaple, Devon
     Barnstaple Synagogue


Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
     Barrow-in-Furness Synagogue


Basildon, Essex
     Basildon Hebrew Congregation


Basingstoke, Hampshire
     Basingstoke Hebrew Congregation


Bath(1,5), Somerset
     Bath Hebrew Congregation
     Bath Old Synagogue


Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire (see also Gerrards Cross)
     Beaconsfield United Synagogue Membership Group


Bedford(1,5), Bedfordshire (see also Dunstable)
     Bedford's first Jewish congregations
     Bedford United Hebrew Congregation


Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
     Berkhamsted United Synagogue Membership Group

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)


Berkshire (see Reading)


Birkenhead(1), Wirral, Merseyside
     Birkenhead Synagogue


Biggleswade (including Shefford)(3,4), Bedfordshire
     Biggleswade Hebrew Congregation


Birmingham(1,5), West Midlands
     Birmingham Hebrew Congregation (Singers Hill Synagogue)
     Birmingham Central Synagogue
     Birmingham Lubavitch Centre
     Birmingham Home for Aged Jews Synagogue
     Birmingham New Synagogue
     Birmingham Progressive Synagogue
     Birmingham's first Jewish congregations
     Midland Reform Synagogue Movement


Bishop Auckland, County Durham
     Bishop Auckland Synagogue


Blackburn(1,5), Lancashire
     Blackburn Hebrew Congregation
     Freckleton Street Hebrew Congregation
     New Hebrew Congregation


Blackpool(3), Lancashire
     Blackpool Reform Jewish Congregation
Blackpool United Hebrew Congregation(3,4)


Bletchley, Buckinghamshire (see Milton Keynes)


Bolton, Greater Manchester
     Bolton Hebrew Congregation


Bognor Regis, West Sussex
     Bognor Regis and District Hebrew Congregation
     Felpham & Middleton Hebrew Congregation


Bootle, Merseyside
     Bootle Synagogue


Borehamwood and Elstree, Hertfordshire
     Borehamwood & Elstree Synagogue
     Chabad of Borehamwood & Elstree

     Elstree & Borehamwood Masorti Community
     The Elstree Shteibel
     The Liberal Synagogue Elstree
     Ner Yisrael Borehamwood - Beis Yisrael
     Ohr Yisrael Synagogue

     Rambam Sephardi Synagogue
(Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation)


Boston, Lincolnshire
Boston Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)


Bournemouth & Poole(1), Dorset
Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation(1,4)
     Bournemouth Masorti Community
     Bournemouth Reform Synagogue

     Bournemouth Sephardi Association
     Lubavitch Centre

     Wessex Liberal Jewish Community


Bradford(1,2,4,5), West Yorkshire
     Bradford Hebrew Congregation
     Bradford New Hebrew Orthodox Congregation
     Bradford Synagogue for British and Foreign Jews
     lkley Hebrew Congregation


Brentwood, Essex
     Shenfield & Brentwood Synagogue (Tikvah Chadasha)


Brighton and Hove(1,4,5), East Sussex
     Brighton Hebrew Congregation (to 1874)
     Brighton & Hove Hebrew Congregation
     Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue
     Brighton & Hove Reform Synagogue
     Hove Hebrew Congregation


     Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation
Bristol Hebrew Congregation(1,2,4,5,6)
     Bristol Jewish Congregation


Buckhurst Hill, Essex
    Chabad Lubavitch of Buckhurst Hill


Burnley, Lancashire
Burnley Synagogue(3,5)


Burton-upon-Trent Jewish Community(1,5), Staffordshire


Bury (see separate section on Greater Manchester)


Bushey, Hertfordshire (see also Radlett)
     Bushey United Synagogue


Buxton, Derbyshire
Buxton Hebrew Congregation


Calderdale, Yorkshire
     Calderdale Jewish Community Centre


Cambridge(1,3,5), Cambridgeshire
     Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
     Cambridge Traditional Jewish Congregation - Cambridge Synagogue

     Cambridge & Suffolk Jewish Community

     "Lyon's" Synagogue(3)


Canterbury, Kent
     Canterbury and District Jewish Community


Canvey Island, Essex
     Canvey Island Chasidic Congregation

     Canvey Island Hebrew Congregation


Chatham, Kent
Chatham Memorial Synagogue(1,4,5)


Chelmsford, Essex
     Chelmsford Jewish Community
     Chelmsford Reform Synagogue Group


Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (see also Gloucestershire)
Cheltenham Hebrew Congregation(1,5)


Chesham, Buckinghamshire (see also Amersham)
     Chesham Hebrew Congregation
     South Bucks Jewish Community


Chester, Cheshire
Chester Hebrew Congregation(1,3)


Chigwell, Essex
     Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue


Chiltern, Buckinghamshire (see Amersham and Chesham)


Cleveleys, Lancashire (see Thornton-Cleveleys)


Cliftonville, Kent - see Margate


Colchester, Essex
     Colchester and District Jewish Community


Coventry(1,5), West Midlands
     Coventry Hebrew Congregation
     Coventry Reform Jewish Community


Crawley, West Sussex
     Crawley Progressive Jewish Community


Crosby, Merseyside
     Crosby and Waterloo Synagogue


Darlington, County Durham
Darlington Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6,7)


Deal, Kent - see Dover


Derby, Derbyshire
     Derby Hebrew Congregation


Devonport, Devon - see Plymouth(1,5)


Dewsbury, West Yorkshire (see also Huddersfield)
Dewsbury Synagogue(3,5)


Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Doncaster Synagogue(1,2,3,4)


Dorking, Surrey(1)
     Dorking Jewish Community Centre


Dover, Kent
Dover Jewish Community & Synagogue(1,3,5,6)


Dudley, West Midlands
     Dudley Jewish Community & Hebrew Congregation


Dunstable, Bedfordshire
     Dunstable Synagogue
     Dunstable United Synagogue Membership Group


Durham, County Durham
Durham Synagogue(1,3,4,5)


East Anglia (see Norwich)


Eastbourne, East Sussex
     Eastbourne Hebrew Congregation
     Eastbourne Liberal Jewish Community


East Grinstead, West Sussex
     East Grinstead & District Jewish Community


Elstree, Hertfordshire (see Borehamwood & Elstree)


Epsom, Surrey
Epsom Synagogue(3)


Exeter, Devon
Exeter Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)


Falmouth, Cornwall
Falmouth Jewish Congregation(1,4,5,6)


Felpham, West Sussex (see Bognor Regis)


Fylde, Lancashire (see Lytham St. Anne's)


Gateshead(1,3,5), Tyne and Wear
     Gateshead Hebrew Congregation
     Kolel Synagogue
     Redheugh Bridge Road Synagogue


Gerrard Cross, Buckinghamshire (see also Beaconsfield)
     Gerrards Cross United Synagogue Membership Group

     South Bucks Jewish Community (Liberal)


Gloucester, Gloucestershire (see also Gloucestershire)
     Gloucester Old Synagogue


Gloucestershire (see also Cheltenham, Gloucester and Stroud)
     Gloucestershire Liberal Jewish Community


Great Offley, Hertfordshire (see Hitchin}


Great Yarmouth, Norfolk
Great Yarmouth Jewish Congregation(1,3,4,5)


Grimsby(1,3,4,5,6), Lincolnshire
Grimsby Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)
     Grimsby Beth Hamedrash


Guildford, Surrey
     Guildford United Synagogue Membership Group
Guildford Synagogue(5)


Halifax, West Yorkshire
    Halifax Community


Halton, Cheshire (see Widnes)


Hanley, Staffordshire (see Stoke-on-Trent)


Harlow, Essex
     Harlow Jewish Community


Hartlepool, County Durham
West Hartlepool Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5)


Harrogate, North Yorkshire
     Harrogate Hebrew Congregation


Hastings, East Sussex
     Hastings and St. Leonards Hebrew Congregation
     Hastings and District Jewish Society


Haversham, Buckinghamshire (see Milton Keynes)


Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
     Hemel Hempstead Hebrew Congregation
     Hemel Hempstead United Synagogue Membership Group

Hereford, Herefordshire
     Herefordshire Jewish Community


Hertsmere, Hertfordshire (congregations listed under Borehamwood & Elstree, Bushey, Potters Bar, Radlett and Shenley)


Hinckley, Leicestershire
Hinckley Hebrew Congregation(3)


High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
     High Wycombe Affiliated Synagogue
     High Wycombe United Synagogue Membership Group


Hitchin, Hertfordshire
     Hitchin Hebrew Congregation
     Yeshivas Ohr Torah, Great Offley


Hove, East Sussex (see Brighton and Hove)


Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside
Hoylake Hebrew Congregation(3)


Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (see also Dewsbury)
Huddersfield Synagogue(1,3)


Hull(1,4,5), East Riding of Yorkshire
     Adelaide Street Synagogue
     Central Synagogue
     Dagger Lane Synagogue
     Great Passage Street Synagogue
     Great Thornton Street Synagogue
     Hull Hebrew Congregation
Hull Old Hebrew Congregation(5)
     Ne've Shalom - Hull Reform Synagogue
New Hebrew Congregation(5)
     Nile Street Synagogue
     Parade Row Synagogue
     Posterngate Synagogue
     Prince Street Synagogue

     Western Synagogue

Huyton with Roby, Knowsley, Merseyside
     Huyton-cum-Roby Hebrew Congregation


Ikley, West Yorkshire (see Bradford)


Ilfracombe, Devon
     Ilfracombe Hebrew Congregation


Isle of Wight
     Isle of Wight Jewish Society


Ipswich(1,5), Suffolk
     Suffolk Liberal Jewish Community
     Ipswich Old Jewish Congregation


Kettering, Northamptonshire
     Kettering United Synagogue Membership Group


Kings Lynn(1,5), Norfolk
     King's Lynn Old Jewish Congregation
     King's Lynn Hebrew Congregation


Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire (see Hull)


Kirklees, West Yorkshire (see Dewsbury and Huddersfield)


Lancaster, Lancashire
     Lancashire and Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community
     Lancaster and Lakes Jewish Community


Leamington Spa (including Warwick), Warwickshire
     Leamington & District Progressive Jewish Group


Leeds (see separate section on Leeds(1,2,5))


Leicester(1,2,3,5), Leicestershire
     Leicester Beit Hamedrash
     Leicester Hebrew Congregation
     Leicester Progressive Jewish Congregation
     Leicester Reform Group


Leigh-on-Sea, Essex (see Southend-on-Sea)


Letchworth(4,5), Hertfordshire
     Hall Mead Synagogue, Letchworth
     Letchworth Hebrew Congregation
     Letchworth Talmud Torah
     Scouts Hill Synagogue, Letchworth
     Simmons' Hall Synagogue, Letchworth
     Synagogue at Girls' School, Letchworth


Lincoln(1), Lincolnshire
     Lincoln Independent Jewish Minyan
     Lincoln Jewish Community (Progressive)
     Lincoln Orthodox Jewish Congregation


Liverpool (see separate section on Liverpool(1,3,5))


London (see separate sections on Greater London(1,3,4,5,6))


Loughton, Essex
     Loughton Synagogue


Luton, Bedfordshire
     Bedfordshire Progressive Synagogue
     Luton United Synagogue


Lytham St. Anne's, Lancashire
     St. Anne's Hebrew Congregation


Macclesfield, Cheshire
     Macclesfield Hebrew Congregation
     (Macclesfield United Synagogue Membership Group)


Maidstone(1), Kent
     Kent Liberal Jewish Community


Maidenhead(3), Berkshire (see also Windsor)
     Maidenhead Hebrew Congregation
     Maidenhead Synagogue


Manchester (see separate section on Greater Manchester(1,3,4,5))


Margate, Kent
      Margate Hebrew Congregation


Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation(1,5)


Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
     Bletchley Hebrew Congregation
     Haversham Jewish Community & Synagogue
     Milton Keynes & District Reform Synagogue


Minehead, Somerset
     Minehead Jewish Community


Medway, Kent (see Chatham)


Newbury, Berkshire
Newbury and District Hebrew Congregation(1,3)


Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
     Stoke-on-Trent  and North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation


Newcastle upon Tyne(1,4,5), Tyne and Wear
     Charlotte Square Synagogue
     Corporation Street Synagogue
     Gosforth & Kenton Hebrew Congregation
     Jesmond Hebrew Congregation
     Newcastle Beth Hamedrash
     Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation
Newcastle Reform Synagogue(4)
Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation(4)
     Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue
     Temple Street Synagogue


Northampton, Northamptonshire
     Northampton Hebrew Congregation


North Shields(1), Tyne and Wear
     North Shields Synagogue


North Tyneside(1), Tyne and Wear
North Shields Synagogue(3,4)
     Whitley Bay Hebrew Congregation


Norwich(1,5), Norfolk
     Norwich Hebrew Congregation Synagogue
     Norwich Liberal Jewish Community


Nottingham(1,5), Nottinghamshire
     Nottingham Hebrew Congregation
     Nottingham Liberal Synagogue


Oldham(1), Greater Manchester
     Oldham Synagogue


Oxford(1,3,5), Oxfordshire
     Oxford Jewish Congregation
     Oxford Jewish Congregation - Masorti Group
     Oxford Jewish Congregation - Progressive Jewish Group


Paignton, Devon (see Torbay)


Penrith, Cumbria
     Penrith Hebrew Congregation


Penzance, Cornwall
Penzance Jewish Congregation(1,4,5,6)


Peterborough(1), Cambridgeshire
     Peterborough Hebrew Congregation
     Peterborough Liberal Jewish Community
     Peterborough United Synagogue Membership Group


Plymouth(1,4,5,6), Devon
     Devonport Synagogue
     Dock Minyan
     Plymouth Hebrew Congregation


Poole, Dorset (see Bournemouth)


Portsea, Hampshire (see Portsmouth)


Portsmouth, Hampshire
Portsmouth and Southsea Hebrew Congregation(1,4,5)


Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
     Potters Bar and Brookmans Park United Synagogue


Preston, Lancashire
Preston Synagogue(1,5)
Lancashire and Cumbria Liberal Jewish Community


Radlett, Hertfordshire
     Radlett Reform Synagogue

     Radlett United Synagogue


Ramsgate(1,5), Kent
     Lubavitch Foundation
     Spanish & Portuguese (Montefiore) Synagogue
     Thanet & District Reform Synagogue


Reading(1,3,5), Berkshire
     Jewish Community of Berkshire

     Reading Hebrew Congregation
     Reading Liberal Jewish Community
     Tilehurst United Synagogue Membership Group


Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
     Rickmansworth & Croxley Green United Synagogue Membership Group


Rochester, Kent (see Chatham)


St Albans, Hertfordshire
     St Albans Masorti Synagogue
St Albans United Synagogue(4)


St. Anne's, Lancashire (see Lytham St. Anne's)


St. Leonards on Sea, East Sussex (see Hastings)


Salford (see separate section on Greater Manchester)


Seacombe, Merseyside (see Wallasey)


Sefton(1) (see Bootle, Crosby and Southport)


Sheerness, Kent
     Sheerness Synagogue


Sheffield(1,5), South Yorkshire

     Sheffield & District Reform Jewish Congregation
     Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation
     Sheffield Hebrew Congregation
     Sheffield New Hebrew Congregation
     United Synagogue - Sheffield
     Yanashker Synagogue


Shefford, Bedfordshire (see Biggleswade)


Shenley, Hertfordshire
     Shenley United Jewish Community


Slough(1,5), Berkshire (see also Windsor)
     Slough & Windsor Affiliated Synagogue
     Slough United Synagogue Membership Group


Solihull, West Midlands
     Solihull & District Hebrew Congregation


Southampton(1,5), Hampshire
     Southampton Hebrew Congregation
     South Hampshire Reform Jewish Community


Southend-on-Sea(1), Essex
     Southend and District Reform Synagogue(4)
     Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation


Southport(1,5), Merseyside
     Southport & District Reform Synagogue
     Southport Hebrew Congregation


Southsea, Hampshire (see Portsmouth)


South Shields, Tyne and Wear
      South Shields Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4)


Staines, Surrey
     Staines, Egham and District Utd. Synagogue Membership
     Staines and District Affiliated Synagogue


Stevenage, Hertfordshire
     Stevenage Liberal Synagogue


Stockport, Greater Manchester
     Stockport Synagogue


Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham
     Stockton-on-Tees Synagogue(1,5)


Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
     Stoke-on-Trent Hebrew Congregation(1,3,4,5,6)

Stroud, Gloucestershire (see also Gloucestershire)
     Stroud Jewish Congregation(1,3,5)


Sunderland(1,5), Tyne and Wear
     Polish Synagogue
     Sunderland Beth Hamedrash
     Sunderland Hebrew Congregation
     Sunderland Yeshiva Synagogue


Swindon, Wiltshire
     Swindon Hebrew Congregation
     Swindon (Reform) Jewish Community


Thames Ditton, Elmbridge, Surrey
     Kingston Liberal Synagogue


Thanet, Kent (see Margate and Ramsgate)


Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire
     Thornton-Cleveleys Synagogue

Tilehurst, Berkshire (see Reading)


Torbay(1,4,6), Devon
     Paignton Hebrew Congregation
     Torquay United Hebrew Congregation


Torquay, Devon (see Torbay)


Totnes, Devon
     Totnes Jewish Community


Trafford (see separate section on Greater Manchester)


Truro(1), Cornwall
     Kehillat Kernow (Cornwall Community)


 Wallasey(1), Wirral, Merseyside
     Seacombe Synagogue
     Wallasey Hebrew Congregation


Wallingford, Oxfordshire
     Carmel College and Synagogue


Walsall, West Midlands
Walsall Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)


Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
     Walton-on-the-Naze Hebrew Congregation


Warwick, Warwickshire (see Leamington Spa)


Watford, Hertfordshire
     Watford & District Synagogue

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
     Welwyn Garden City Synagogue
     Welwyn Garden City United Synagogue Membership Group

Wessex - see Bournemouth


Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex - see Southend-on-Sea


West Hartlepool, County Durham (see Hartlepool)


Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
     Weston-super-Mare Hebrew Congregation


Weybridge, Surrey
     North West Surrey Synagogue


Weymouth & Portland Jewish Community(1), Dorset


Whitehaven, Cumbria
     Whitehaven Jewish Community


Widnes, Cheshire
Widnes Synagogue(3)


Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
     Whitley Bay Hebrew Congregation


Wigan, Greater Manchester
Wigan Synagogue(1,3,5)


Wilmslow, Cheshire
     Wilmslow and District Jewish Community


Winchester, Hampshire
     Winchester Jewish Community


Windsor(1,5), Berkshire (see also Maidenhead and Slough)
     Windsor United Synagogue Membership Group
     Windsor & Slough United Synagogue Membership Group


Wirral, Merseyside (see Birkenhead, Hoylake and Wallasey)


Woking, Surrey
     Woking United Synagogue Membership Group


Wolverhampton, West Midlands
     Wolverhampton Synagogue(1,3,4,5)


Worcester, Worcestershire
     Worcester United Synagogue Membership Group
     Worcester Hebrew Congregation


Worksop, Nottinghamshire
     Worksop Hebrew Congregation(1,3,5)


Worthing, West Sussex
     Worthing & District Hebrew Congregation


Wroxall, Isle of Wight (see Isle of Wight)


Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (see High Wycombe)


Yarmouth, Norfolk (see Great Yarmouth)


York(1,3), North Yorkshire
     York Hebrew Congregation
     York Liberal Synagogue


(1) Community records (as listed) in All-UK Database.

(2) Pages with their own searchable databases.

(3) Pages with press reports on the community.

(4) Pages with photographs.

(5) Pages with articles and other contributed material.

(6) Pages with browsable lists.

(7) Pages with Ministers lists.



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