JCR-UK  

 

 

   
 


Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 8 February 2016

Bedford Jewish Community

Town of Bedford

Bedford, the former county town of Bedfordshire in south central England, has a population of about 100,000 and is situated on the river Great Ouse.  In 1974, the municipal borough of Bedford was merged with adjoining areas to form the local government district (later borough) of North Bedfordshire, which in 1992 was renamed the borough of Bedford, remaining within the administrative county of Bedfordshire. In April 2009, the borough of Bedford became a unitary authority and Bedfordshire became purely a ceremonial county.

The Bedford Jewish Community

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Bedford:

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Bedford include:

1851 Anglo Jewry Database

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Bedford during the 1780s (1 record), 1790s (2 records), 1800s (7 records), 1810s (5 records); 1820s (7 records), 1830s (16 records), 1840s (32 records), 1850s (29 records), 1860s (9 records), 1870s (7 records) and 1880s (6 records).
 

Articles on the Bedford Community

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Bedford by Cecil Roth, 1950. (available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive)

Bedford from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  - Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the Jewish Historical Society of England, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975.  Reproduced here with his kind consent.

 

Jewish Population Data

2003

45

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)


Other Bedford Information

Bibliography and other sources

Bedford Medieval Jewish Community
 

Jewish Congregations in Bedfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

 
Explanations of Terms Used
 

 

About JCR-UK   |   JCR-UK home page  |   Contact JCR-UK Webmaster

JGSGB  JewishGen



Terms and Conditions, Licenses and Restrictions for the use of this website:

This website is owned by JewishGen and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. All material found herein is owned by or licensed to us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your own personal use. You may not post material from this site on another website without our consent. You may not transmit or distribute material from this website to others. You may not use this website or information found at this site for any commercial purpose.


Copyright © 2002 - 2016 JCR-UK. All Rights Reserved