For most of the nineteenth century, Jews residing in Noordbroek and Zuidbroek belonged to the Jewish community at Hoogezand. In 1883, a synagogue was built in the Uiterburen neighborhood of Zuidbroek. One year later, the Jewish community of Noord- and Zuidbroek was awarded independent status. The community established a cemetery of its own in Zuidbroek on the Botjesweg at the corner with 't Veen in 1886. During the first two decades of the twentieth century, the Jewish population of Noord and Zuidbroek declined to the point that the community lost its independence. In 1922, the community was merged back into that of Hoogezand. The synagogue was razed in 1934. The cemetery is now cared for by the municipality of Oosterbroek.
The Jewish population of Noord- and Zuidbroek and surroundings:
The size of the Jewish community over time