Newbury & District Hebrew Congregation

Newbury, West Berkshire, Berkshire



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Newbury, a town in south central England on the river Kennet, was a municipal borough in the county of Berkshire.  In 1974, it merged with neighbouring localities to form the local government district of Newbury, still within the county of Berkshire.  In 1998, the district changed its name to West Berkshire and became a unitary authority, when Berkshire ceased functioning as an administrative county (becoming purely a ceremonial county). Newbury has a population of about 35,000

Newbury Jewish Community

Although there was a medieval Jewish community in Newbury (and adjoining Speenhamland), the following was the only Jewish congregation known to have existed there in modern times:

Congregation Data


Newbury and District Hebrew Congregation


Temperance Hall, Northbrook Street, Newbury

Date Founded:

About 1940

Current Status:

Closed, late 1940's


Ashkenazi Orthodox


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