Jersey

Jersey's Jewish community is 'in decline'

The head of Jersey's Jewish community says that the number of Jewish people in the island is falling.

Stephen Regal says that an ageing population and low immigration levels has reduced the congregation.

Currently there are about 85 members, but some younger members will leave the island for university.

But Mr Regal said that the congregation was bolstered by Guernsey residents who attended the services which he said was "a great support".

He said: "All that we can do is to engage with the people who are members and to encourage people who are not members to join.

"We also have some members that reside in Guernsey and we do value it."