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Halifax now forms part of Calderdale, a metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire in the North of England. Calderdale was formed in 1974 from the merger of the county borough of Halifax with a number of neighbouring local authorities, all of which had been part of the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1986, Calderdale became a unitary authority when West Yorkshire lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county. Halifax (population about 82,000) had been a county borough since 1848.
Although there is no record of a synagogue having been established in Halifax, there was at one time a small Jewish community and the following news item appeared on page 20 of the Jewish Chronicle on 27 September 1895:
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