the former

Berkhamsted United Synagogue Membership Group

Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire




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Town of Berkhamsted

Berkhamsted, a historic town of about 19,000, had a medieval Jewish community. It is situated on the Grand Union Canal and the river Bulborne to the northeast of London. Since 1974, Berkhampsted has been in Dacorum, a local government district (with borough status since 1984) within the county of Hertfordshire. Prior to 1974 it was within the urban district of Berkhampsted, also in the county of Hertfordshire. 

Jewish Community

Congregation Data


Berkhamsted United Synagogue Membership Group


Elvyne Hall, Chesham Road, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Formation & Affiliation:

Congregation formed during WWII by evacuees from London as a United Synagogue Membership Group, and linked to the United Synagogue.

Current Status:

Closed in late 1940's


Ashkenazi Orthodox


There i sno Jewish Cemetery in Berkhamstead. Although Bushey Cemetery is only about 14 miles away, this was not established until 1947. The most likely cemetery used by members of the congregation was Willesden Cemetery. See Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

List of United Synagogue Membership Groups

Berkhamsted Medieval Jewish Community

Dacorum Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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