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Swindon Jewish Community

Town of Swindon

Swindon is a large town in the west of England. In 1974, the then municipal borough of Swindon was merged with adjoining areas to form the local government district of Thamesdown, still within the county of Wiltshire. It subsequently changed its name to the borough of Swindon and  became a unitary authority in 1998.

The Swindon Jewish Community

The Jewish community was originally formed by evacuees during the Second World War. The original (orthodox) congregation was disbanded in the 1960's, and a reform congregation was established in 1983.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in Swindon:


Swindon Jewish Cemetery Information

There are no Jewish cemeteries in Swindon, the closest are in Cheltenham, Gloucester and Bristol.


Swindon Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Wiltshire

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