List of British Jews
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Although the first Jews may have arrived on the island of Great Britain with the Romans, it was not until the Norman Conquest of William the Conqueror in 1066 that organised Jewish communities first appeared in England. These existed until 1290 when the Jewish population of England was expelled by King Edward I of England.
There was never a corresponding expulsion from Scotland. The eminent scholar David Daiches states in his autobiographical Two Worlds: An Edinburgh Jewish Childhood that there are grounds for saying that Scotland is the only European country with no history of state persecution of Jews.
Jews were re-admitted to England and Wales in 1656 by Oliver Cromwell. Slightly more than 200 years later, in 1858 they were emancipated, that is, accepted as full citizens. In the late 19th century, there was mass Jewish immigration to England from Russia due to Russian domestic policy. In the 1930s, the country accepted many refugees from Nazism. The Jewish population peaked at 450,000, but has since declined due to low birth-rate, intermarriage and emigration, mainly of the younger generation to Israel. According to the 2001 census, the current population is around 295,000, most of whom live in London.
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- 1 Academic figures
- 2 Artists
- 3 Arts and literature
- 4 Business and the professions
- 5 Police
- 6 Political figures
- 7 Religious and communal leaders
- 8 Showbusiness
- 9 Sports
- 10 Philanthropists
- 11 Miscellaneous
- 12 References
- 13 Bibliography
- 14 See also
See List of British Jewish scientists, which includes economists.
- David Abulafia, Professor of history, University of Cambridge (JYB 2005 p218)
- Geoffrey Alderman, historian
- Richard David Barnett, museum curator and archaeologist (JYB 1985 p187)
- Max Beloff, Lord Beloff, historian (Encyclopaedia Judaica, art. Historians)
- David Cesarani, Historian
- Norman Cohn, historian (JYB 2005 p215)
- Isaac Deutscher , historian
- Geoffrey Rudolph Elton , historian
- Samuel Finer
- Sir Moses I. Finley, historian and sociologist
- Sir Martin Gilbert, historian
- Martin Goodman (historian) (JYB 2005 p215)
- Philip Guedalla, biographer
- Eric Hobsbawm, historian & communist theoretician
- Albert Montefiore Hyamson, zionist and historian
- Jonathan Israel, historian (JYB 2005 p215)
- Joseph Jacobs , editor of the Jewish Encyclopedia
- Lisa Jardine, historian
- Tony Judt  Director of the Erich Maria Remarque Institute at New York University.
- Elie Kedourie, historian and political scientist
- Otto Kurz, historian (JYB 1975 p214)
- Bernard Lewis , historian
- David Malcolm Lewis, professor of history, University of Oxford (JYB 1995 p. 193)
- Hyam Maccoby, professor of history 
- Sir Philip Magnus, 1st Baronet, educationalist and politician
- Sir Philip Magnus-Allcroft, 2nd Baronet, biographer
- Shula Marks, expert on African history (JYB 2005 p. 215)
- Arnaldo Momigliano, professor of history, University College London (JYB 1985 p188)
- Lewis Bernstein Namier , historian (converted to Anglicanism)
- Sir Francis Palgrave (born Cohen) (1768–1861) , UK historian
- Sir Michael Postan, historian (JYB 1985 p188)
- Cecil Roth , historian and editor of the Encyclopaedia Judaica
- Simon Schama , historian
- Leonard Schapiro, historian
- Simon Sebag Montefiore , historian
- Charles Singer, historian of science
- Sir Aurel Stein , archeologist
- Barry Supple, British economic historian (Jewish Year Book, 2005, p. 215)
- Geza Vermes 
- "Five years or so later, I decided to define publicly my identity as belonging to the Jewish community by becoming a member of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue."
- Sir George Alberti, President, Royal College of Physicians
- Asher Asher, first Scottish Jewish doctor
- Henry Cohen, 1st Baron Cohen of Birkenhead, President of the Royal Society of Medicine
- Sir Ian Gainsford, dentist (JYB 2007 p. 197, 222)
- Sir Abraham Goldberg, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Glasgow, 1923–2007, Times Obituary, 17 October 2007
- Max Hamilton, psychiatrist
- Roderigo Lopez, New Christian doctor to Queen Elizabeth I
- John Henry Marks Guardian, Saturday October 23, 1999, chairman of the British Medical Association.
- Sir Jonathan Miller , physician and theatre director
- Leslie Turnberg, Baron Turnberg , Professor: FMedSci
- Oliver Zangwill, Professor of psychology (JYB 1980 p182)
- Lord Robert Winston, Medical doctor, politician, and television personality
- Samuel Alexander , professor of philosophy at Manchester, born in Australia, the first Jewish fellow of an Oxbridge college
- Sir Alfred Ayer , philosopher, populariser of logical positivism (Jewish mother)
- Sir Isaiah Berlin , political philosopher
- Max Black, philosopher
- Alain de Botton, Swiss-British Jewish philosopher.
- Gerald Cohen, Oxford professor of philosophy (JYB 2005 p215)
- Laurence Jonathan Cohen, Oxford professor of philosophy (JYB 2005 p215)
- Ernest Gellner , philosopher, social scientist
- H. L. A. Hart , legal philosopher
- Brian Klug , historian & communist theoretician
- Stephan Korner, Bristol professor of philosophy (JYB 2005 p215)
- Imre Lakatos, Hungarian-born philosopher
- Alexander Piatigorsky, philosopher, Buddhologist, writer.
- Sir Karl Popper , philosopher of science (family became Lutheran)
- Jonathan Romain, minister of Maidenhead Jewish community and leader of the British reform movement
- Richard Rudolf Walzer (JYB 1975 p214)
- Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher – Jewish grandparents on both sides of the family who had converted to Christianity in the 19th century. He was christened, raised and eventually buried as a Catholic.
- Richard Wollheim 
- "Wollheim was an outstanding representative of a generation of Central European Jewish intellectuals"
- Roy Clive Abraham, linguist
- Michael Balint , psychoanalyst (converted to Unitarianism)
- Zygmunt Bauman , sociologist
- Basil Bernstein , linguist
- Vernon Bogdanor, professor of politics (JYB 2005 pp215,223)
- Georgina Born, anthropologist (daughter of Gustav Victor Rudolf Born)
- Gerald Cohen, Professor of Social and Political Theory (JYB 2005 p215)
- Norbert Elias, sociologist
- Herman Finer, political scientist
- Samuel Finer, political scientist
- Sir Moses I. Finley, historian and sociologist
- Meyer Fortes, anthropologist (JYB 1980 p183)
- Eduard Fraenkel, philologist
- Anna Freud , child psychoanalyst
- Norman Geras , professor of Government
- "You are a Jewish, Zimbabwean, Mancunian philosopher... I have lived in Manchester more than half my life and am very much at home here."
- Morris Ginsberg 
- Max Gluckman, anthropologist (JYB 1975 p213)
- Theodor Goldstücker, orientalist
- Jean Gottmann, professor of geography, Oxford University
- Julius Gould, sociologist (JYB 2005 p249)
- Paul Hirst , social theorist (Jewish mother)
- Marie Jahoda , psychology of discrimination
- Melanie Klein , child psychoanalyst
- Geoffrey Lewis Lewis, professor of Turkish (JYB 2005 p215)
- Steven Lukes, political scientist (JYB 2005 p215)
- Ashley Montagu , anthropologist & humanist
- Isaac Schapera, anthropologist (JYB 2005 p215)
- Edward Ullendorff, linguist (JYB 2005 p215)
Theologians and Hebraists
- Isaac Abendana, Hebraist
- Chimen Abramsky , Professor of Hebrew
- Michael Solomon Alexander, first Anglican bishop of Jerusalem (born Jewish; see Dictionary of National Biography)
- Lionel Barnett, orientalist
- Abraham Benisch, Hebraist and editor of the Jewish Chronicle
- Immanuel Oscar Menahem Deutsch, Semitic scholar and orientalist
- Alfred Edersheim, Bible scholar
- Philip Ferdinand, Professor of Hebrew
- Christian David Ginsburg, expert on the Masoretic text
- Ridley Haim Herschell, missionary
- Marcus Kalisch , Hebraist and Biblical commentator
- David Levi, Jewish scholar
- Hugh Montefiore, bishop
- David Samuel Margoliouth, orientalist (family converted to Anglicanism)
- Adolf Neubauer, Hebraist
- Stefan Reif , Cambridge academic
- Judah Segal, professor of Semitic languages (JYB 2005 p215)
- Joseph Wolff, missionary
- Frank Auerbach , painter
- David Bomberg , painter
- Sir Anthony Caro , sculptor
- Benno Elkan, sculptor
- Sir Jacob Epstein, sculptor (UK-based)
- Hannah Frank , artist & sculptor
- Barnett Freedman, artist
- Lucian Freud , painter
- Abram Games
- Mark Gertler , painter
- Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein) , artist
- Walter Goodman, painter
- Dora Gordine, artist & sculptor
- Solomon Alexander Hart, painter
- Gerry Judah artist & designer
- Anish Kapoor , sculptor (Jewish mother)
- R. B. Kitaj, US-born painter
- Jacob Kramer, painter
- Lennie Lee , Young British Artist/mixed media
- Linda McCartney , photographer
- Ruth Rix , painter
- Sir William Rothenstein 
- Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
- Isaac Snowman , painter
- Solomon Joseph Solomon , painter
- Glenn Sujo , painter and draughtsman
- Tolleck Winner, mixed media
- Alfred Wolmark, painter
Designers and Architects
- Nicole Farhi , fashion designer
- John Frieda , hair-stylist; father of actor Jordan Frieda
- Ray Kelvin , fashion designer, founder of Ted Baker
- Arthur Korn – Architect and urban planner
- Denys Lasdun, architect
- Stella McCartney, fashion designer (Jewish Mother)
- Erich Mendelsohn, architect
- Janet Reger , lingerie designer
- Vidal Sassoon , hair stylist
- Richard Seifert , architect
Arts and literature
- Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge
- Sir Israel Gollancz , Shakespeare expert
- Sir Ernst Gombrich , art historian (JYB 2000 p211)
- Sir Sidney Lee , editor of the Dictionary of National Biography and Shakespeare expert
- Siegbert Salomon Prawer, professor of German (JYB 2005 p215)
- Sir Nicholas Serota, Director of the Tate Gallery, 1987–
- Ernest Simon, professor of Chinese (JYB 1980 p183)
- Arthur Waley (Poet, translator of Chinese and Japanese literature)
See List of British Jewish entertainers (includes Classical musicians and actors as "entertainers.")
Business and the professions
- Abraham Manie Adelstein, Government statistician
- Sir Hermann Bondi , Chief Scientific Adviser to the Ministry of Defence and the Department of Energy
- Sir Andrew Cohen, colonial administrator
- Eugene Grebenik , first head of the Civil Service College
- Hans Kronberger (physicist), nuclear physicist
- Sir Alan Marre , Second Permanent Secretary, Health; later Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration
- Sir Claus Moser , Lord Moser, Government Statistician
- Sir Ernest Cassel, banker
- Sir Ronald Cohen, Egypt-born businessman and Labour party supporter
- Moses da Costa, also called Anthony da Costa; Jewish Encyclopedia IV p. 289
- Abraham and Benjamin Goldsmid , brothers, leading financiers and philanthropists
- Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid , financier, a leading figure in Jewish emancipation and in the foundation of University College London.
- Sir James Goldsmith
- Dudley Joel, financier
- Solomon Joel, financier
- Lord Levene of Portsoken, Peter Keith Levene, chairman of Lloyd's of London, Lord Mayor of London (1998–1999) (JYB 2005 212)
- Aaron of Lincoln , 12th century financier
- Moses Haim Montefiore , financier & philanthropist
- N M Rothschild & Sons
- Samuel Montagu, 1st Baron Swaythling 
- Joseph Salvador , first Jewish director of the British East India Company
- Barons Swaythling , bankers
- Desmond Ackner, Baron Ackner, Law Lord
- Sir John Balcombe, Lord Justice of Appeal (The Guardian (Manchester); 04/07/00; Sir Maurice Drake; p. 20)
- Judah P. Benjamin, American exile, lawyer
- Herbert Bentwich, lawyer and Zionist leader
- Norman Bentwich, lawyer and Attorney-General of Palestine; son of Herbert Benwitch
- His Honour Gerald Butler, Q.C., judge (The Times (London); 13/06/00; Frances Gibb; p. Law. 3)
- Alex Carlile, Baron Carlile of Berriew, Liberal Democrats: Jewish Chronicle
- 5/7/1996 p7: "The Liberal Democrats' sole Jewish MP, Alex Carlile"
- 25/6/1999 p10: "Alex Carlile is on his way back to Westminster as one of four Jews among the 36 working peers"
- Arthur Cohen, QC and politician
- Lionel Cohen, Baron Cohen, Lord of Appeal
- Myrella Cohen , prominent Judge, QC and agunah campaigner
- Lawrence Collins, Baron Collins of Mapesbury, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
- Hazel Cosgrove, Lady Cosgrove , Scottish Queen's Counsel and sheriff
- David Daube, Professor of Law (JYB 1995, p193)
- Sir Morris Finer, judge
- Dame Hazel Genn (JYB 2005 p215)
- Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid , MP for Reading, first Jewish barrister (Q.C. 1858)
- Sir David Lionel Goldsmid-Stern-Salomons , barrister
- Peter Goldsmith, Baron Goldsmith , , Attorney General
- Arthur Lehman Goodhart, jurist
- William Goodhart, Baron Goodhart, human rights lawyer and politician (son of Arthur Goodhart)
- Arnold Goodman, Baron Goodman, solicitor
- Dame Rose Heilbron , Britain's first female Q.C., judge
- Rosalyn Higgins, President of the International Court of Justice
- Leonard Hoffmann, Baron Hoffmann, Law Lord
- Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading , lawyer and politician
- Sir George Jessel , Solicitor General for England and Wales, later Master of the Rolls
- Anthony Julius , prominent Lawyer for Princess Diana, and against David Irving.
- Sir Otto Kahn-Freund, Professor of Law (Dictionary of National Biography)
- Neville Laski , judge
- Hersch Lauterpacht 
- Leone Levi, barrister and statistician: Jewish Encyclopedia, VIII, 34
- George Henry Lewis , solicitor
- Gavin Lightman , judge; son of Harold Lightman
- Harold Lightman, barrister, father of Gavin Lightman and Stafford Lightman
- Alan Mocatta : "Sir Alan Mocatta, Jewish"
- Victor Mishcon, Baron Mishcon , solicitor.
- David Neuberger, Baron Neuberger of Abbotsbury, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom; son of Albert Neuberger, brother of James Neuberger and Michael Neuberger, and brother-in-law of Julia Neuberger (Jewish Year Book 2005:212 & 214)
- David Pearl, judge
- Nicholas Phillips, Baron Phillips of Worth Matravers, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
- Sir Bernard Rix, Lord Justice of Appeal (2000–) (JYB 2005:212 & 214)
- Leonard Sainer , solicitor and retailer
- Fiona Shackleton Solicitor who has acted for the Royal Family and Paul McCartney
- Lewis Silkin, 1st Baron Silkin, solicitor
- Linda Joy Stern Q.C., prosecutor and judge (Jewish Chronicle 15/9/06 p31: death notices)
- Julius Stone 
- Eldred Tabachnik, Q.C., former president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews .
- Peter Taylor, Baron Taylor of Gosforth , Q.C., former Lord Chief Justice
- Harry Woolf, Baron Woolf , former Lord Chief Justice, Q.C., former Master of the Rolls
- Adrian Zuckerman, Professor of Civil Procedure, University of Oxford
- Sir Leon Bagrit Time magazine, pioneer of automation
- Sir Monty Finniston, industrialist (JYB 1977 p206–7)
- David Gestetner, inventor
- Joseph Kagan, Baron Kagan  clothes manufacturer and disgraced friend of Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
- Sir Emmanuel Kaye, industrialist and philanthropist
- Lord Alan Sugar, founder and chairman of Amstrad (1968–2007)
- Sir Robert Waley-Cohen, industrialist
- Arnold Weinstock, Lord Weinstock, Chairman of GEC – JYB 2002, p211
- Rachel Beer, newspaper editor
- Sidney Bernstein, cinema owner
- Benjamin Cohen , Channel 4 News reporter and presenter
- Richard Desmond , publisher, Chairman of the Daily Express Group
- André Deutsch 
- Lew Grade , founder of ATV
- Michael Grade , Chairman of ITV
- Michael Green , founder of Carlton Television
- Sydney Jacobson, newspaper editor
- Natasha Kaplinsky , Newsreader, TV presenter
- Nigella Lawson, television chef, daughter of Nigel Lawson.
- Joseph Moses Levy , owner of the Daily Telegraph
- Edward Levy-Lawson, 1st Baron Burnham , newspaper proprietor
- Robert Maxwell , publisher
- Suzy Menkes , fashion journalist
- Paul Reuter , founder of Reuters
- Rachel Riley , television presenter and co-host of Countdown
- Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, Non-Executive Deputy Chairman of the Board, British SKY Broadcasting Group PLC
- Maurice Saatchi, Baron Saatchi & Charles Saatchi , founders of Saatchi and Saatchi
- Martin Sorrell , founder of the WPP Group
- Claudia Winkleman Television presenter, columnist, radio host
- George Weidenfeld , publisher
- Sir Edward Brampton – godson of King Edward IV, a knight and commander during the War of the Roses
- Peter George Davis, DSC, Royal Marine, Founder of Modern SBS
- Frank Alexander de Pass , World War I British Indian Army Victoria Cross recipient
- Albert Goldsmid , colonel
- Frederick John Goldsmid , general
- Thomas William Gould , World War II Royal Navy Victoria Cross recipient
- John Patrick Kenneally , World War II British Army Victoria Cross recipient (Jewish father)
- Issy Smith , World War I British Army Victoria Cross recipient
- Wing Commander Roland Robert Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (1 July 1916 – 5 May 1987), RAF fighter pilot, Battle of Britain & Battle of France (27 air-to-air kills), English Electric Canberra test pilot
- Jack White, World War I British Army Victoria Cross recipient (JYB 2005 p215)
- Peter Stevens (RAF officer), World War II bomber pilot/POW and recipient of the Military Cross for numerous escape activities. A German-Jewish refugee living in London at the outbreak of hostilities, Stevens (born Georg Franz HEIN in Hanover) committed identity theft in order to join the RAF. He was naturalized a British citizen in 1946.
- David Alliance, Baron Alliance, businessman & Liberal Democrat politician (JYB 2005 212)
- Sir Victor Blank, chairman of GUS
- Sir Montague Burton, retailer
- Sir Charles Clore , owner of Selfridges
- Jack Cohen , founder of Tesco
- Ralph and David Gold, founders of Ann Summers and co-owners of Birmingham City football club (Financial Times (London); 13/07/04; Jonathon Guthrie; p. 15)
- Sir Philip Green , owner of Bhs, Arcadia Group
- Irene Howard, English costume designer and sister of actor Leslie Howard.
- Stanley Kalms , now Baron Kalms of Edgware, life president of Dixons Group PLC.
- Bernard Lewis, founder of River Island
- David Lewis , department store founder
- Michael Marks , co-founder of Marks & Spencer (born in Poland)
- Simon Marks, chairman of Marks & Spencer
- Gerald Ronson , business tycoon and philanthropist.
- Marcus Samuel, founder of the "Shell" Transport and Trading Company (Birmingham Post (Birmingham); 08/11/03; Chris Upton; p. 44)
- Israel Sieff, chairman of Marks & Spencer
- Joseph Stillitz, founder and chairman of Gor-Ray
- Lord Alan Sugar , founder of Amstrad and star of The Apprentice (UK)
- Isaac Wolfson , founder of GUS plc & philanthropist
- Gerald Ratner, chairman of Ratners Group
Religious and communal leaders
- Jacob Abendana, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews
- Barnett Abrahams, Dayan, Principal of Jews' College
- Israel Abrahams, scholar and educator
- Yehezkel Abramsky, Rabbi and dayan
- Hermann Adler, Chief Rabbi
- Nathan Marcus Adler, Chief Rabbi
- Benjamin Artom, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews
- Jon Benjamin, Chief Executive, Board of Deputies of British Jews
- Moses Berlin, 19th century British Reform rabbi
- Lionel Blue, Reform rabbi and broadcaster
- Levi Brackman, Rabbi
- Rabbi Dr. Tony Bayfield, Head of the Movement for Reform Judaism
- Sir Israel Brodie, Chief Rabbi
- Felix Carlebach, German born Rabbi
- Isidore Epstein, Rabbi, Principal of Jews' College
- Moses Gaster, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews
- Sir Hermann Gollancz, Rabbi and educator
- Aaron Hart, Chief Rabbi 
- Joseph H. Hertz, Chief Rabbi
- Shmuel Yitzchak Hillman, Rabbi and dayan
- Solomon Hirschell, Chief Rabbi
- Moses Hyamson, acting Chief Rabbi
- Louis Jacobs, Rabbi and educator
- Immanuel Jakobovits, Baron Jakobovits, Chief Rabbi
- Nathan S. Joseph
- Casriel Dovid Kaplin, rabbi and dayan
- James Kennard, Rabbi and Educationalist
- Hart Lyon, Chief Rabbi
- Frederick de Sola Mendes, rabbi
- Solomon Mestel, British rabbi
- Ewen Montagu, President of the United Synagogue
- Claude Montefiore, Lay synagogue leader
- Julia Neuberger, Reform Rabbi
- David Nieto, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews
- Isaac Nieto, Haham of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews
- Michael Plaskow, Minister
- Jonathan Romain, Rabbi
- Sir Anthony Rothschild, first president of the United Synagogue
- Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi
- Joseph ben Yehuda Leib Shapotshnick, rabbi
- Solomon Marcus Schiller-Szinessy, rabbi and first Jewish professor in Cambridge
- Simeon Singer, Rabbi
- Simon Waley Waley, Lay leader
- Chaim Weizmann, Zionist leader
- Jonathan Wittenberg, Massorti Rabbi
- Barney Aaron (Young), English-born US lightweight, Hall of Fame
- Jackie Kid Berg , Junior Welterweight Champion (IBHOF), wore a Star of David on his trunks
- Roman Greenberg, IBO intercontinental heavyweight champion
- Gary Jacobs, Scottish, British, Commonwealth, and European (EBU) champion welterweight
- Ted "Kid" Lewis (Gershon Mendeloff), world welterweight champion 1915–16, 1917–19
- Daniel Mendoza , 18th century Heavyweight World Champion (IBHOF), ancestor of actor Peter Sellers and Mike Mendoza (talksport) Radio & Television Presenter
- Gerald Abrahams , British chess player
- Aaron Alexandre , German/French/British chess player
- Victor Berger , Ukrainian/British chess player
- Stephan Fazekas , Hungarian/British chess player
- David Friedgood , South African/British chess player
- Harry Golombek , British chess player
- Isidor Gunsberg , Hungarian/British chess player
- William Hartston , British chess player
- Leopold Hoffer , Hungarian/British chess player
- Bernhard Horwitz , German/British chess player
- Ernest Klein , Austrian/British chess player
- Imre König , Hungarian/British chess player
- David Levy , British chess player
- Paul List , Ukrainian/British chess player
- Edward Löwe , British chess player
- Johann Löwenthal , Hungarian/British chess player
- Jacques Mieses , German/British chess player
- Raaphi Persitz , Israeli/British chess player
- Jon Speelman , British chess player
- Michael Stean , British chess player
- Victor Wahltuch , British chess player
- Baruch Harold Wood  British chess player
- Johannes Zukertort , Polish/German/British chess player
- Mike Barnard, England, cricketer
- Mark Bott, England, cricketer
- Darren Gerard, England, cricketer
- Steven Herzberg, English-born Australian, cricketer
- Bev Lyon, England, cricketer
- Dar Lyon, England, cricketer (brother of Bev)
- John Raphael, England, batsman
- Fred Trueman, cricketer (Jewish ancestry) (Jewish Chronicle 7 July 2006 p40: "T'fastest Jewish bowler ever")
- Allan Jay, British (épée & foil), Olympic 2x silver, world champion
- Edgar Seligman, British (épée, foil, and sabre), Olympic 2x silver (épée), 2x British champion in each weapon
Football (association; soccer)
- Nick Blackman, England, winger
- Bradley Goldberg, England, forward
- Joe Jacobson, Wales, left back (Shrewsbury Town & U21 national team)
- Josh Kennet, England, midfielder/right back (Maccabi Herzliya)
- Mark Lazarus, England, right winger
- Aaron Liffchak, England, prop, English national team
- Alan Menter, England/South Africa, South Africa national team
- John Raphael, Belgium/England, England national team
- Tony Bullimore, British, yachtsman
- Peter Jaffe, Great Britain, Olympic silver (yachting; star-class)
- Viktor Barna (born "Győző Braun"), Hungary/Britain, 22x world champion, International Table Tennis Foundation Hall of Fame ("ITTFHoF")
- Richard Bergmann, Austria/Britain, 7x world champion, ITTFHoF
- Ivor Montagu, Britain, national team
- Angela Buxton, England, won 1956 French Women's Doubles (w/Althea Gibson) and 1956 Wimbledon Women's Doubles (w/Gibson), highest world ranking # 9
- Daniel Prenn, Germany & Britain, highest world ranking # 6
Track and field
- Harold Abrahams, Britain, sprinter, Olympic champion (100 metre sprint) and silver (4x100-m relay) who was immortalized in the film Chariots of Fire 
- Sir Sidney Abrahams, Britain, Olympic long jumper
- Jo Ankier, Britain, record holder (1,500 m & 3,000-m steeplechase)
- Harry Kane, Britain, Olympic hurdler.
- Ben Helfgott, Polish-born British, 3x British champion (lightweight), 3x Maccabiah champion; survived Buchenwald and Theresienstadt concentration camps, as all but one other of his family were killed by the Nazis
- Edward Lawrence Levy, Great Britain, world weightlifting champion; 14 world records
- Fred Oberlander, Austrian, British, and Canadian wrestler; world champion (freestyle heavyweight); Maccabiah champion
- Samuel Rabin, Great Britain, Olympic bronze (freestyle middleweight)
- David Triesman , former Chairman of the Football Association
- Ludwig Guttmann , founder of the Paralympics
- David Pleat, former football manager 
- Barry Silkman, Footballer and Agent
- Bernhard Baron, cigarette maker and philanthropist 
- Sir Clive Bourne, philanthropist
- Joseph Duveen, 1st Baron Duveen of Millbank
- Dame Vivien Duffield, philanthropist, daughter of Sir Charles Clore (JYB 2005 p214)
- Anna Maria Goldsmid, philanthropist
- Sir Basil Henriques, philanthropist
- Maurice de Hirsch, banker and philanthropist
- Samuel Lewis , financier and philanthropist
- Sir Robert Mayer , philanthropist
- Frederic David Mocatta, philanthropist
- Aaron Kosminski, a suspect in the Jack the Ripper case
- Barney Barnato, diamond miner
- Jack Beddington, advertising executive
- Antonio Fernandez Carvajal, merchant, first Jew to be naturalised as a British citizen
- Jeremiah Duggan Possible murder victim
- Alexander Goldberg, human rights activist, chaplain and barrister
- Henry Edward Goldsmid , East India Company servant
- Kurt Hahn, educationalist
- Nathaniel Isaacs, explorer
- Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner (1840–1899), educationist and orientalist
- Sir Solomon de Medina , army contractor, first English Jew to be knighted
- Chava Mond,  model
- Don Pacifico, cause of the Pacifico incident
- Krystyna Skarbek, spy
- Sir Bernard Waley-Cohen , Lord Mayor of London
-  "her father, Geoffrey Alderman, is a columnist for the Jewish Chronicle, and her family are strict Orthodox Jews" Accessed 3 January 2007
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "He was one of the many children of pre-1914 Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe who were to play such prominent roles in British economic, cultural, and political life."
- Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd ed.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "He was buried in Golders Green Jewish cemetery"
- Martin Beckford, "Jewish group rejects uncritical support of Israel" Telegraph (5 February 2007)
- The Times; 11 January 1997; Tony Turnbull:"Born in Oxford, she had moved to Cheltenham at the age of five when her father, the polymath Jacob Bronowski, author of Ascent of Man, took up a research post with the National Coal Board. So it was that this nice little Jewish family moved in to Cleeve Hill, a small village four miles (6 km) from town."
- Jewish Year Book 1990 p202
- Encyclopaedia Judaica, art. "Magnus"
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Glasgow of an Anglophile Riga Jewish family"
- Encyclopaedia Judaica, art. Historians, list headed "Prominent Jewish General Historians"
- Jewish Chronicle, 14 January 2000, p.14 "Knighthood goes to diabetes pioneer"
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born of Jewish parents of Russian origin"
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the son of Jewish parents"
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "Jewish physician"
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the only child of Jacob Márton Lipsitz, a wine merchant, and Márgit Herczfeld, both Hungarian Jews"
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "Elias, as a Jew, sought refuge first in Paris (1933–5), and then in London (from 1935), eventually becoming a British citizen in 1952"
- Alfred de Grazia (29 September 2006). "Mr. Herman Finer, an Englishman, Jewish". Grazian-archive.com. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- Jewish Chronicle obituary, 25 June 1993, p.15
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "An unbaptized Jew"
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "of Jewish parentage"
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "the only child of prosperous Jewish parents"
- Encyclopædia Britannica 1911: ABENDANA, the name of two Jewish theologians ... Jacob ... Isaac
- Obituary, Jewish Chronicle, 5 February 1960, p.1
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born of Jewish parents"
- Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911 ed.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born of Jewish parents at Vienna"
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: born in Poland of Jewish parents
- born Jewish; see Dictionary of National Biography
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born in Prussian Poland of Jewish parents"
- Dictionary of National Biography: "Jewish controversialist, born in London in 1740, was son of Mordecai Levi, a member of the London congregation of German and Polish Jews"
- His own book On Being a Jewish Christian (1998)
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: "an academically highly gifted boy of Jewish parentage"
- "Adolf Neubauer" Jewish Encyclopedia
- James Campbell (11 January 2005). "Guardian Books". London: guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- Concise Dictionary of National Biography: "born at Dortmund of Jewish parentage"
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