Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation

Dublin, Republic of Ireland




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The Synagogue of the Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation, September 2014.
David Shulman 2014

Congregation Data


Dublin Jewish Progressive Congregation

Hebrew Names

Knessett Orach Chayim(ii)


7 Leicester Road, Rathgar, Dublin 6 from about 1948(iii)

Meetings previously held in the Quaker Meeting House(iv)

Current Status:


Date Founded:



Liberal / Progressive


A constituent community of Liberal Judaism, formerly know as the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues (ULPS).




(To view a short profile of a minister, hold the cursor over his name.)

Rabbi Dr. Rudolph Brasch (also Founder) - from about 1946 until about 1947(viii)

Rabbi Jakob Jankel Kokotek - from 1948 to 1951.(ix)

Rabbi C. Middleburgh (part time) - from about 2001 to about 2010 and from 2016 to present (July 2019)(x)


Rev. D. Friedmann - from about 1946 to about 1948(xi)


The Congregation has its own cemetery in Woodtown, established in 1952. For details.  see Dublin Jewish Cemeteries Information on the Dublin home page.(xii)

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) This Hebrew name first appears as an alternative name in the Jewish Year Book 2004.

  • (iii) Based upon this address first appearing in the Jewish Year Book 1949 and was still the address as per the congregation's website, accessed 2 August 2019).

  • (iv) Congregation's website, last accessed 2 August 2019.

  • (v) Reserved.

  • (vi) Congregation's website, last accessed 2 August 2019.

  • (vii) Reserved.

  • (viii) Based upon Rabbi Brasch's Prabook Profile.

  • (ix) Based upon Rabbi Kokotek's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1948 through 1951 and Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History p. 530.

  • (x) In a report dated 15 August 2015 in the Jewish Chronicle, it refers to Rabbi Middleburgh's relationship with the congregation commencing 15 years previously (i.e. c.2001), the first ten years as congregational rabbi and that he was returning to the congregation in 2016 (although he is listed as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books from 2004 through 2015 -the last publication). See also profile on Liberal Judaism's website. There was no minister listed for the congregation from 1952 through 2003.

  • (xi) Based upon Rev. Friedmann's listing as cantor for the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1947 and 1948.

  • (xii) Congregation's website, accessed 28 June 2017.


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Dublin Jewish Community home page

List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

JCR-UK Ireland home page

Page created: 13 June 2006
Data significantly expanded and notes first added: 2 November 2020
Page most recently amended: 3 November 2022

Research and formatting by David Shulman

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