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the former

Egham Jewish Community

and Hebrew Congregation

Surrey

 

 

 


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Town of Egham

The town of Egham, which has a population of some 6,000 (although there are over 25.000 in the Egham Built-up Area), lies about 19 miles from central London, approximately three miles to the south-west of the administrative boundary of Greater London. It is now in the Borough of Runnymede, a local government district of the county of Surrey, formed in 1974 and subsequently granted borough status. Prior to 1974, it was part of the Urban District of Edgham (created 1906, and previously a rural district from 1894) in the county of Surrey.


Egham Jewish Community

A small Jewish community developed in Egham during World War II comprised primarily of evacuees from heavily populated areas, but did not survive beyond the end of the war.

Congregation Data

Name:

Egham Hebrew Congregation

Address:

Not currently known.

Date Founded:

About 1940

Status:

Closed by 1945(iii)

Ritual:

Orthodox - Ashkenazi

Minister:

Rev. Abraham Berman - until 1941(iv)

Registration District:

Surrey (since 4 August 2008)(v) - Link to Register Office website

Cemetery:

There is no Jewish cemetery in Egham.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) and (ii) Reserved.

  • (iii) The congregation was not listed in Jewish Year Book 1945/6, the first to be published following the cessation of the publication during World War II.

  • (iv) Jewish Chronicle report.

  • (v) Previous registration districts:
    From 1 April 1934 to 1 April 1965 - Surrey North Western
    From 1 April 1965 to 1 April 1974 - North Surrey
    From 1 April 1974 to 1 October 1996 - Surrey North Western
    From 1 October 1996 to 4 August 2008 - North Surrey.
    Any registers would now be held by current office.

 

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