The earliest surviving evidence of a Jewish presence in Gendringen are Jewish listed names in a clerical document from the first half of the seventeenth century. By the close of the same century, a Jewish financier had leased the local lending bank. During the seventeenth century, a number of Jewish families settled in Gendringen but the community remained small and mostly poor.

GendringenBy 1800, the Jews of Gendringen held religious services in the home of the local cantor. In 1811, a synagogue was opened on the Kromme Elleboog street. By 1840, a cemetery had been founded outside the town on the present-day Ulftseweg. At first, the Jewish community of Gendringen was formally part of that of 's-Heerenberg but, in 1840, the Gendringen community was designated an independent congregation (Bijkerk). Within the community, two members of the synagogue council also served as a council for delivering aid to the poor. The community did not offer Jewish education. The Jewish community of Gendringen ceased to exist long before the Second World War and was officially dissolved in 1941.

Jewish population of Gendringen:

1809 49
1840 64
1869 56
1899 38
1930 13

Collectie en mediatheek

Dossiers (158) van de Commissie voor Oorlogsschade mbt 155 joodse
gemeentes (Amsterdam en mediene), 1945-1950.
Collectie > Documenten > 00005954

 Foto  1922
Foto van een krantenknipsel over het 75-jarig bestaan van de synagoge te
Kampen in 1922 met foto van het interieur van de synagoge.
Collectie > Fotos > 40007280

 Overzichtsfoto  1927 (ca.)
Kosjere slager Spier met koe, Gendringen, circa 1927.
Collectie > Fotos > 40002180

 Benoemingen.  1877
Benoemingen door de permanente commissie in de diverse Ned. Isr. schoolbesturen.
Collectie > Joodse pers > 20026823

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 Joods leven in de Achterhoek 2  1977
Joods leven in de Achterhoek 2.
Collectie > Literatuur > 11000014

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