Luton Hebrew Congregation

Luton, Bedfordshire




Page created 27 November 2005
Latest revision or update: 12 January 2017

Congregation Data


Luton Hebrew Congregation

Postal Address:

Dunstable Road Luton, LU4 8SE, close to M1 Junction 11 (first services held 5 September 2009)

Previous Addresses:

From 2001 until 2009, there was no synagogue building and services usually held in a community hall, or, for specific occasions, in Luton's Town Hall Council Chambers.
Bury Park, Luton (site purchase 1949, building consecrated 1953, sold November 2001)
5 Moor Path, Luton (1929 to 1953, rebuilt 1936)
Rooms in John Street (above a factory) (High Holy Day services from1924 to 1929)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

23 September1923, at a meeting in Duke Street attended by nine residents, who resolved to form a congregation. The first general meeting of the Luton Hebrew Congregation was held on 30 September 1923.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Affiliated to the United Synagogue solely for burial rights, but is seeking full membership. (The congregation was at one time affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues for burial rights)

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies
Worship Number: 62559
Registration District: Luton



Membership Data:

1955 - 200  (Laws of the Luton Hebrew Congregation 5715-1955)
1999 - 132  (Board of Deputies)

Cemetery Information:

Luton has no Jewish cemetery. However, see IAJGS Cemetery Project - Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.


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