Colchester and District Jewish Community

colchester jewish community

The Colchester and District Jewish Community is a congregation of families and individuals from diverse backgrounds, brought together by a shared interest in Judaism, a strong sense of community and a common history. Our small but beautiful synagogue in Colchester was built in the 1960s and is the focus of our social, religious and educational activities. We are a warm, friendly and welcoming community.

The Jewish community in recent years has remained generally the same in number, some 90 or so families. In addition to those who reside in Colchester itself the geographical spread of the membership includes members living as far afield as Chelmsford, Coggeshall, Ipswich, Woodbridge, Clacton-on-Sea and Frinton-on-Sea. The demographic characteristics of the membership span all ages from the very young to the elderly. The youngsters under the age of 19 usually account for about 20% of the total membership.

Jewish habitation in Colchester can be traced back to the Middle Ages.

Synagogue, Fennings Chase, Priory Street, Colchester, CO1 2QG

The Secretary
Tel: 01206 545992

Chairman – Jennifer Levy Halford

Date Founded: 1957

Colchester & District Jewish Community


One Comment

  1. Irene Jones

    Please could you contact me regarding a visit to my school from a Rabbi. My school is Howbridge Church of England Junior School in Witham.
    We would appreciate a visit from the Synagogue to help our children learn more about the beliefs, practices and teaching of Judaism.
    Many thanks
    Irene Jones
    RE Co-ordinator

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