Nottingham Jewish Community

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire




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City of Nottingham

The city of Nottingham, in the English East Midlands, lies on the river Trent. The city has a population of about 270,000, although there are over 600,000 people living in the Greater Nottingham area.  It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a district of the administrative county of  Nottinghamshire. In 1996, the city of Nottingham became a unitary authority.

The Nottingham Jewish Community

The modern Jewish community was founded in the early 1800's, although there had been a Jewish community in medieval times.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Nottingham in modern times:

* An active congregation.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in this database associated with Nottingham include:

  • UK Jewish Communal Leaders Database

    • 28 Nottingham records (as of 30 September 2021).

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

    • Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Nottingham during the 1810s (2 records); 1820s (11 records), 1830s (47 records), 1840s (45 records), 1850s (69 records), 1860s (27 records), 1870s (12 records), 1880s (11 records), 1890s (3 records), 1900s (1 record) and 1910s (1 record).


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



Other Nottingham Jewish Institutions & Organisations
(that had been formed by 1900*)

Educational & Theological

  • Hebrew School (founded 1896)

Other Institutions & Organisations

  • Hebrew Philanthropic Society (founded 1885) for relief of resident poor and strangers; medical assistance.

  • Zionist Social Club (founded by 1900)

* As listed in the Jewish Directory of 1874 and the Jewish Year Books 1896 & 1900


Community Records


Nottingham Jewish Cemeteries Information

Below are the Jewish cemeteries in Nottingham, used successively by the Nottingham (Orthodox) Hebrew Congregtion:

  • North Sherwood Street Jews Burial Ground, in use from 1823 to 1869.

  • Hardy Street Jewish Cemetery, opened 1869 and closed 1947, except for reserved plots.

  • Wilford Hill Jewish Cemetery, Loughborough Road, opened 1937 (first burial 1940) and currently in use.

(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Nottingham)


Nottingham Jewish Population Data


100 families




(The Jewish Year Book 1995/96)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)



(The Jewish Year Book 1945/6)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Nottinghamshire

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Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 15 October 2021

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