Jews resided in Edam for a short time beginning in 1641. Not until 1722 did Jews once again receive permission to settle in the town. For some time thereafter, only a small number of Jews lived in Edam. However, by the end of the eighteenth century, a growing community had taken root. In 1821, the central consistory (NIK) recognized the Edam community as a regional center (Ringsynagoge).

In 1791, the Edam community converted the rear part of a house on the Noorderachterom into a synagogue. Prior to then, the Jews of Edam had held religious services in private homes. A Jewish cemetery was opened in 1793, located at the edge of the town on the Oorgat not far from the former Oosterpoort. The community opened a ritual bath and a school house on the Grote Kerkstraat in 1845. The school closed in 1880. Communal organizations in Edam included a synagogue council and a board for overseeing aid to the poor.
Over the course of the nineteenth century the Jewish population of Edam declined. In 1886, the community was administratively disbanded and merged into that of Monnickendam. In 1967, a monument was installed across from the Jewish cemetery on the Oorgat. The remains of the ritual bath were uncovered by chance during an excavation in 1976. In May 2002, a memorial stone was unveiled in the cemetery inscribed with the names and dates of birth and death of Edam Jews murdered during the Second World War.

Jewish population of Edam: 

1809 84
1840 91
1869 66
1899 13
1930 2

Collectie en mediatheek

 Schild  1843
object, schild. maker, anoniem. materiaal, koper. datering, 1843. plaats, Edam &
Nederland. hoogte, 13.0. breedte, 9.0. diepte, 1.5. collectie, Joods Historisch ...
Collectie > Museumstukken > 00800

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

 Verslag van de handelingen der Permanente Commissie tot de Alg. Zaken van het N.I...  
Derde deel van het jaarverslag van de Permanente Commissie. In dit deel gaat het
om de onbeheerde Isr. begraafplaatsen in het hele land en om de Ned. Isr. Gemeente ...
Collectie > Joodse pers > 20065874

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 De joodse gemeente van Edam, 1779-1886 : inventaris van het archief, catalogus van...  1989
De joodse gemeente van Edam, 1779-1886 : inventaris
van het archief, catalogus van voorwerpen.
Collectie > Literatuur > 11506764

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