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The spa town of Cheltenham, with a population of approximately 110,000, is situated on the edge of the Cotswolds hills in the West of England. It was a municipal borough until 1974, when it was merged with an adjoining authority to form the local government district (later borough) of Cheltenham, remaining within the county of Gloucestershire.
Cheltenham Jewish Community
Community has existed in Cheltenham since at least 1823. Due to a
dwindling congregation, the synagogue closed in 1903, but was reopened in 1939,
as a result of the influx of Jewish refugees and evacuation from major
population centres. The Jewish congregation is known as the Cheltenham Hebrew
Congregation, information on which is set out below In 2008, the
Liberal Jewish Congregation (see separately), was established,
centred in Cheltenham but serving the whole county of Gloucestershire.
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