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Luton Jewish Community

Bedfordshire

 

 

 

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Town of Luton

The town and borough of Luton, which lies about 35 miles to the north of central London, has a population of about 185,000. It was a county borough until 1974, when it became a local government district within the county of Bedfordshire. In 1997, it became a unitary authority.

The Jewish Community

The first Jews settled in Luton in about the 1880's, although the Luton community was not organised until 1923.

Jewish Congregations

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

* An active congregation.

 

Registration Districts (for BMD)

For Luton

 

Jewish Cemeteries Information

There is no known Jewish cemetery in Luton.

 

Luton Jewish Population Data

1880s

First Jewish residents

1912

about five Jewish families

1945

80

(The Jewish Year Book 1945/46)

1955

1,000

(The Jewish Year Book 1956)

1965

1,160

(The Jewish Year Book 1966)

1990

330

(The Jewish Year Book 1991)

2004

534

(The Jewish Year Book 2005)


Jewish Congregations in Bedfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 2 November 2021


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