Peterborough Jewish Community

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire




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City of Peterborough

Although the city of Peterborough (a municipal borough until 1974) in the east of England was traditionally within the county of Northamptonshire, it and the surrounding localities, known as the Soke of Peterborough, became an administrative county in its own right in 1899. From 1965 to 1974, this was merged with Huntingdonshire to form the county of  Peterborough and Huntingdonshire. In 1974, the area (with similar, but not identical, boundaries to the Soke) became the local government district of Peterborough within the county of Cambridgeshire, until 1998, when it became a unitary authority, remaining within the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire.

The Peterborough Jewish Community

The Jewish community in Peterborough dates from World War II, when it was founded by families evacuated primarily from London. It was initially organised as a United Synagogue Membership Group, and subsequently developed into an affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue. Subsequently a Liberal congregation was also established. 

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Peterborough:

* An active congregation.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Peterborough include:

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database, including Wisbech (20 miles to the northeast) (updated 2016)

    • Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in:
      Peterborough during the 1800s (1 record), 1810s (1 record) and 1820s (1 record); and
      Wisbech during the 1800s. (7 records).


Community Records


Peterborough Jewish Cemeteries Information

There was no Jewish cemetery in Peterborough.


Peterborough Jewish Population Data


36 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1948)



(The Jewish Year Book 1952)


22 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1954)



(The Jewish Year Book 1963)



(The Jewish Year Book 1973)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Cambridgeshire

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Page created: 21 August 2005
Page most recently amended: 27 November 2022

Research and formatting by David Shulman

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