Bath Jewish Community
City of Bath
Bath is an historic and elegant city of about 90,000 inhabitants in southwest of England, renowned since Roman times for its hot mineral springs. It forms the principal urban area of the district of Bath and Northeast Somerset, which is unitary authority created 1996 and placed for ceremonial purposes in the county of Somerset. Until 1996, Bath was a district of the now defunct county of Avon, which had been formed in 1974. Prior to then, Bath was a borough in the county of Somerset.
The Bath Jewish Community
Jews began to settle in Bath dates from the mid-eighteenth century, although the synagogue was not established until the early nineteenth century. By 1874, services had effectively ceased. A new congregation was later established in the mid-twentieth century, but this also closed and there is no longer a Jewish community.
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