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
Tel: 01206 545992
Chairman – Jennifer Levy Halford
Date Founded: 1957