Welwyn Garden City Synagogue

Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn Hatfield, Hertfordshire



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Welwyn Garden City

Welwyn Garden City, a town in the county of Hertfordshire in southeast England, was founded in the 1920ís.  It is part of the local government district of Welwyn Hatfield, formed in 1974 by the merger of by the merger of the urban district of Welwyn Garden City with adjoining localities.

Congregation Data


Welwyn Garden City Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Welwyn Garden City Affiliated Synagogue

Developed from:

Welwyn Garden City United Synagogue Membership Group


Barn Close, Handside Lane, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6ST
Previously Friends Meeting House, Welwyn Garden City (when a Membership Group)

Current Status:


Date Founded:

The Congregation was formally established in about 1948, having developed from the Membership Group, which had been formed by evacuees from heavily populated areas of Central & Eastern London, during WWII, and was linked to the United Synagogue.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogue since 1948

Membership Data:

1948 -   29 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1950 -   31 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1960 -   59 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1970 -   66 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

Jewish Population Data




-  150 (The Jewish Year Book 1949)

-  195 (The Jewish Year Book 1966)

-  270 (The Jewish Year Book 1991)

IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Cemeteries of the United Synagogue


Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used



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