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St Albans Synagogue

St Albans, Hertfordshire

 

 

   
 

Page created: 13 March 2006
Latest revision or update: 17 January 2017



The Interior of St Albans Synagogue
Rosemary Wenzerul 2012

Congregation Data

Official Name:

St Albans Synagogue

Alternative Names:

St Albans United Synagogue (in general use)
St Albans Affiliated Synagogue

Developed from:

St Albans Hebrew Congregation

Address:

Oswald Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 3AQ (from March 1951)

Previous Address:

54 Clarence Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire (until 1951)

Current Status:

Active

Formation:

The St Albans Hebrew Congregation was established in St Albans in 1933, services taking place in the homes of members. During the during WWII, the congregation increased in size with the arrival of evacuees from heavily populated areas of Central and Eastern London. (Although editions of the Jewish Year Book at the time make reference to the existence of a United Synagogue Membership Group loosely linked with United Synagogue, this would appear to be inaccurate). Subsequently, the congregation sought formal affiliation to United Synagogue.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

A Constituent Synagogue of the United Synagogue since 26 September 2011, and previously an Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogue from 5 April 1948.

Website:

http://www.stalbanssynagogue.org.uk

Membership Data:

1947 - 112 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1950 -   96 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1960 -   69 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1970 -   41 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
2013 -   68 male members and 78 female members (Synagogue Administrator)

Cemetery
Information:

There is no Jewish cemetery in St Albans. For cemeteries used by the Congregation, see IAJGS Cemetery Project - Cemeteries of the United Synagogue, of which Bushey Cemetery is only some 10 miles away and Waltham Abbey some 20 miles.

 

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D. Wenzerul 2001
One of the Stained Glass Windows from St Albans Synagogue
CLICK HERE to view all five windows
Photographs kindly contributed by Derek Wenzerul


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