- There are records of individual Jews and Jewish families in Leeds.
Leeds Jewish community is founded though it is very small.
A Jewish cemetery was opened in Leeds and religious services are held in a loft in Bridge Street.
The census in Leeds reveals only nine identifiably Jewish families together with a number of single male lodgers - a total of 56 persons.
The very first Jewish marriage in Leeds takes place, between James Cohen Pirani and Abigail Davis, daughter of Gabriel Davis, optician and optical instrument maker of Boar Lane.
The first proper synagogue in Leeds opens in a converted house in Back Rockingham Street.
Leeds attracts Jews because of its growing clothing industry. This was started in 1856 by John Barran, a non-Jew, and he was assisted by an immigrant Jew, Herman Friend.
The first purpose-built synagogue in Leeds is erected in in Belgrave Street.
There are still only 200 Jews present in Leeds. Most of this early community is made up of German born immigrants.
There is a large influx of Jewish immigrants to Leeds from Russian controlled territories, and, in particular, from modern day Lithuania and north east Poland
This census shows there were 8,000 Jews in Leeds, 72% were involved in tailoring, usually working in 'sweat shops'.
The Leeds Jewish community has grown to 14,000.
The first of several Jewish city councillors in Leeds are elected. Subsequently, there have been three Jewish Lord Mayors and a Jewish High Sheriff of Yorkshire
The Aliens' Act of 1905 curtails Jewish immigration to Leeds.
Anti-Jewish riots occur in the main Jewish area of Leylands in Leeds, when a mob attacked the Leylands, destroying property and looting Jewish shops.
Many Jews experience discrimination in Leeds, some Anglicise their names in response.
Leeds Jews later find it almost impossible to join local golf clubs so they set up their own.
The Leeds Jewish population peaks at c. 22-25,000.
Today the Leeds Jewish community numbers less than 7,000 and there are c. 1,000 Jewish students at its two universities.