Hemel Hempstead Hebrew Congregation

Hemel Hempstead, Dacorum, Hertfordshire




Page created: 14 March 2006
Latest revision or update: 29 June 2017

Town of Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead, a town to the northeast of London, was designated a “New Town” in 1946 and has a population of about 80,000. Since 1974, Hemel Hempstead has been part of Dacorum, a local government district (with borough status since 1984) within the county of Hertfordshire. Prior to 1974 it was within the municipal borough of Hemel Hempstead, also in the county of Hertfordshire. 

Jewish Community

Although an organised Jewish community was formed in Hemel Hempstead by evacuees during World War II, it did not survive long after the end of hostilities. However a congregation was re-established during thhe mid 1950s.

Congregation Data


Hemel Hempstead Hebrew Congregation

Alternative Name:

Hemel Hempstead & District Affiliated Synagogue

Successor to:

Hemel Hempstead United Synagogue Membership Group


Lady Sarah Community Centre, Midland Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HD1 1RP

Current Status:


Date Founded:

However a United Synagogue Membership Group had been formed during WWII by evacuees from London and was linked to the United Synagogue. This closed in the late 1940's.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An Affiliated Synagogue to the United Synagogue since 1957

Membership Data:

1957 -   22 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1960 -   20 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1970 -   30 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)


There is no Jewish cemetery in Hemel Hempstead. For cemeteries used by the congregation, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue, of which Bushey Cemetery is only some 10 miles away.

List of United Synagogue Congregations (and Membership Groups)

Dacorum Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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