Coventry Jewish Reform Community

Coventry, West Midlands




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Congregation Data


Coventry Jewish Reform Community


The congregation holds services at the Friends Meeting House in Coventry and in membersí homes.(ii)

It had for several years shared the facilities of Barras Lane Synagogue with the Coventry Hebrew Congregation. Unfortunately this arrangement ceased with synagogue building sadly falling into a state of disrepair.(ii)

Current Status:


Date Founded:

Formed in October 1993, primarily through the efforts of Dr. Martin Been, who became the congregation's lifetime President.(iii)




An associate community of the Movement for Reform Judaism (formerly the Reform Synagogues of Great Britain).(iv)

Congregation's website (blog):



None listed

Membership Data

National Reports and Surveys(v)

1993 - 25 household members

2010 - listed as having less than 50 members (by household)

2016 - listed as having less than 50 members (by household)

Charitable Status:

The congregation is a registered charity (no. 1063331), registered on 8 August 1997. The governing document is the congregation's constitution of 10 December 1995.(vi)

Registration District:

Coventry (since 1 July 1837). Link to Register Office website,

Cemetery Information:

There is a Jewish cemetery in Coventry, which includes some Reform burials. For details and database see Cemetery Information on Coventry Jewish Community home page.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) "History" on the congregation's website.

  • (iii) "History" on the congregation's website. The congregation was first listed in the Jewish Year Book 1995.

  • (iv) Jewish Year Books.

  • (v) Reports on synagogue membership in the United Kingdom, published by or on behalf of the Board of Deputies of British Jews and which can be viewed on the website of the Institute of Jewish Policy Research. Click HERE for links to the various reports.

  • (vi) Charity Commission website, in beta development, and Open Charities website, both accessed 11 August 2019.


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this Congregation

On JCR-UK websit

  • Bibliography relating to the Coventry Jewish Community.

On Third party website


Coventry Jewish Community home page

List of Reform Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in West Midlands

Jewish Communities of England home page

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Latest revision or update: 11 August 201

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