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Brentwood Jewish Community &

Shenfield and Brentwood Synagogue

(Tikvah Chadasha)

Brentwood, Essex

 

 

   
 

Page created: 5 June 2017
Latest revision or update: 12 July 2017

Town of Brentwood

Brentwood, a town in southeast England about 20 miles east of London, has a population of about 50,000. Shenfield is an affluent suburb of Brentwwod. Both are located in the borough of Brentwood within the county of Essex.

Jewish Community

A small Jewish community has developed in and around Brentwood.

Congregation Data

Name:

Shenfield & Brentwood Synagogue
(also known as Tikvah Chadasha, formerly Rosh Tikva)

Address:

The congregation does not have its own premises. It initially held services in members' homes and later (from June 2011) it held services in a school in Brentwood. It currently holds Sabbath morning services in a hall in Brentfood (although Friday evening services are still generally held in a member's home).

Current Status:

Active

Founded:

The Congregation began life as a small satellite group of Beit Tikvah Synagogue in Newbury Park. It subsequent held its first independent services in October 2009.

Ritual:

Liberal / Progressive

Affiliation:

A synagogue within of Liberal Judaism since early 2010.

Website:

http://www.roshtikvah.com

 

Brentwood Jewish Cemetery Information

Jewish cemetery in Brentwood:

  • Brentwood Sephardi Jewish Cemetery, Dytchleys, Coxtie Green, Brentwood. (disused)

    The cemetery includes some 7,500 remains re-interred in 1974 in a mass grave from the greater part of the Nuevo Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews at Mile End, London where they had originally been buried mainly between 1734 and 1876. There is a plaque at the entrance of the cemetery recording the re-interment.

(For additional information, see also IAJGS Cemetery Project - Brentwood)


List of Liberal Judaism Congregations

Jewish Congregations in Essex

Jewish Communities of England home page

 

 

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