Luton Jewish Community





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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


First Jewish residents


about five Jewish families



(The Jewish Year Book 1945/46)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Bedfordshire

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

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