Newbury & District Hebrew Congregation

Newbury, West Berkshire, Berkshire




Created 2 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 11 January 2012


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

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

Name: Newbury and District Hebrew Congregation
Address: Temperance Hall, Northbrook Street, Newbury
Date Founded: About 1940
Current Status: Closed, late 1940's
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox


Press Reports about the Newbury Jewish Community 1941 - 1946

Other  Information

 Newbury Medieval Jewish Community


Explanation of Terms Used

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