the former

High Wycombe Affiliated Synagogue

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire



Page created: 15 March 2006
Latest revision or update: 29 June 2020

High Wycombe

High Wycombe, is a town in Buckinghamshire in south central England about 25 miles west of London, with a population of about 120,000.  

In 1974 the municipal borough of High Wycombe was merged with adjoining areas to form the local government District of Wycombe, which on 1 April 2020 was merged with all other local authorities in Buckinghamshire, other than Milton Keynes, to form the unitary authority of the Buckinghamshire Counci.

High Wycombe Jewish Community

High Wycombe had a small Jewish community established primarily by evacuees from London during World War II. In recent years, the community has dwindled and the (United Synagogue) congregation was disbanded in about 2011.

Congregation Data


High Wycombe Affiliated Synagogue

Alternative Name:

High Wycombe Hebrew Congregation

Developed from:

High Wycombe United Synagogue Membership Group


7 Queen Square, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire (although there was currently no synagogue building)

Date Founded:

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


Closed about 2011 (based on latest appearance in Jewish Year Book)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1948.

Membership Data:

1948 -   68 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1950 -   57 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1960 -   30 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1970 -   42 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)


There is no Jewish cemetery in High Wycombe, nor elsewhere in Buckinghamshire. However, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the High Wycombe Jewish Community



High Wycombe Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1949)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2006)


List of United Synagogue Congregations (and Membership Groups)

Jewish Congregations in Buckinghamshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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