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Dacorum Community
(comprising Berkhamsted and Hemel Hempstead)

Borough of Decorum

Dacorum is a local government district (with borough status since 1984) within the county of Hertfordshire, to the northeast of London. It was formed in 1974 by the merger of all or part of seven local authorities, including the municipal borough of Hemel Hempstead and the urban district of Berkhampsted. 
Hemel Hempstead, designated a “New Town” in 1946, is in the county of Hertfordshire in southeast England, with a population of about 80,000.  The town of Berkhamsted is a historic town of about 19,000, situated on the Grand Union Canal and the river Bulborne.

The Jewish Community

Although there was a medieval Jewish community in Berkhamsted, the first Jewish community in the area was founded during World War II, by families evacuated from London.  

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in what is today the Borough of Decorum:


Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

Berkhamsted Medieval Jewish Community

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

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