Chester Hebrew Congregation

City of Chester, England. Night photograph of the Eastgate Clock above Eastgate Street on Chester’s city walls, with of Eastgate Street in the background.

The Chester Jewish Community now consists of a small but growing group of families.

Ian Roe is the current linchpin. He says…

“We have established links with both Liverpool and Manchester communities and secured the services of a Rabbi to come and address meetings / give talks often relating to the high holidays.

We have also established Hebrew / Jewish studies lessons via skype for children in the community.

We would welcome new members and families in the area to join us.” (Sept 2016)

Historically the synagogue was at Bollard’s Court, Whitefriars (until at least 1948), and prior to then (from 1894 until 1900), services were held in a room in Union Hall.

23 Comments

  1. Hi I live in Chester,
    I am a jewish transgender woman and I am formerly chareidi; and formerly from Manchester.
    I have experience in Jewish studies.

    I’ve taught privately and I shadowed children in a chareidi school in Manchester for 15 years and I hold various qualifications on teaching Jewish studies etc..

    I also studied ten years in a kolel after studying Jewish studies in yeshiva for the primary years of my life.

    I am currently unemployed as a result of leaving my former chareidi commumity
    I am looking for work.

    I do Skype and online communication.
    If you know of any leads that would be greatly appreciated.
    Many thanks.
    Jessica

  2. Daniel

    Hi to all.
    I’ve moved to Chester about 5 months ago
    Didn’t know there was a Jewish community in Chester until recently
    I’m new to Chester, and will be more than happy to make some new friends.
    I can read and write in Hebrew.

    How can I get in touch ?

  3. Carol feely

    Hi I wish to learn Hebrew and fellowship with Jewish people. I have been to Childwall Synagogue in Liverpool on an open day but would love to share Shabbat with new friends My gt grandfather came to England from Germany and changed his name and I am researching my family history

  4. Sharon Davies

    Hi, would you be able to put me in touch with a Liberal Rabbi? My grandmother is a Sabra, and she lives in Wrexham. She is well, but in her latter years. As a family we thought we would ask, so at least we could be a little more prepared should we need one.

    Kind regards

    Sharon

  5. Sally Guttmann

    Hurrah, I’ve found a contact at last.We only moved to Chester, from Surrey, fairly recently and my husband, one of the Kindertransporte ,is now wheelchair bound and living in a Mollington care home. He is desperate for some good conversation and we would love it if you have a member who could visit him occasionally to make a change from me and the family. I am not Jewish but we respect faiths and my husband is proud of his background of which he has great knowledge. Speaks and writes Hebrew, and recalls his younger days constantly now.

  6. Ian Roe

    We have established links with both Liverpool and Manchester communities and secured the services of a Rabbi to come and address meetings / give talks often relating to the high holidays. We have also established Hebrew / Jewish studies lessons via skype for children in the community. We would welcome new members and families in the area to join us.

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