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Chiltern Jewish Community
(Amersham & Chesham)

The Towns of Amersham & Chesham

The local government District of Chiltern in the county of Buckinghamshire was formed in 1974 by the merger the Chesham Urban District and the Amersham Rural District. Amersham and Chesham are adjacent towns in the Chiltern Hills in south central England, with populations of about 17,000 and 21,000, respectively, and though some distance from London, are connected to the London Underground system.

The Jewish Community

The first Jewish community was founded during World War II, by families evacuated from London, which lasted into the 1960's. Subsequently a Liberal congregation was established. 

The Jewish Congregations

The following congregations are, or were, part of the Amersham and Chesham Community:
 

Jewish Population Data

1949
1965
1990
2000

150
12 families
50
70

(The Jewish Year Book 1950)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2001)

 

Jewish Congregations in Buckinghamshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used
 

 

 

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