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Basildon Hebrew Congregation

Basildon, Essex

 
 

 

   
 


Page created: 14 March 2006
Latest revision or update: 9 January 2017

Town of Basildon

Basildon, designated a “New Town” in 1949, is in southeast England about 25 miles northeast of London, with a population of about 120,000.  It is a local government district of the county of Essex, formed in 1974 but based primarily on the area formerly covered by Basildon Urban District.

Basildon Jewish Community

There was a small Jewish community in Basildon established from the 1950s. However, this has now dwindled and the synagogue has closed.

Congregation Data

Name:

Basildon Hebrew Congregation (also known as Basildon Synagogue)

Address:

"Whiteway", Basildon Road, Laindon, Basildon, Essex

Current Status:

Closed - merged with Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation in about 1994 (Last appearance was in Jewish Year Book 1994)

Date Founded:

1958

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Cemetery Information:

There was no Jewish cemetery in Basildon and burial arrangements were made through the Southend and Westcliff Hebrew Congregation.

 

Basildon Jewish Population Data

1965

100

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1990

35

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2000

10

(The Jewish Year Book 2001)

2005

8

(The Jewish Year Book 2006)


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