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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 Chiltern 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. 
 

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in what is today the District of Chiltern:

 

Jewish Population Data

1949

150

(The Jewish Year Book 1950)

1965

12 families

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1990

50

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2000

70

(The Jewish Year Book 2001)

 

Jewish Congregations in Buckinghamshire

Jewish Communities of England home page
 

 

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