Bedford's First Jewish Congregations

Bedford, Bedfordshire




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Congregation Data


Bedford's first Jewish congregations

Chronology & Addresses:

1803 - A congregation was formed by Michael Joseph, but this was dismantled in 1827.

1827 to 1837 - No organised congregation.

1837 - Congregation meets in a room in Offa Street, St. Peter's and subsequently in a Synagogue in High Street, St. Peter's, which closed, probably in the 1870's.

1903 - Congregation re-established, but this also closed.

1939 - Establishment of latest congregation. see Bedford United Hebrew Congregation.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1852 - 5 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)
1860 - 4 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)
1870 - 5 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)
1874 - 3 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

Bedford Jewish Community home page
(which includes links to any congregational history
and other articles on the above congregations)

Jewish Congregations in Bedfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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