the former

Slough & Windsor Affiliated Synagogue

& Slough and Windsor Jewish Community





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Slough and Windsor

Slough, a town about 20 miles west of London, was a municipal borough in the county of Buckinghamshire until 1974, when it was transferred to the county of Berkshire, of which it became a local government district. In 1998, the Borough of Slough became a unitary authority, when Berkshire lost its administrative status becoming purely a ceremonial county.

Windsor (also known as New Windsor), is situated on the river Thames, just to the south of Slough and forms part of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. This was formed in 1974, initially as a local government district of the county of Berkshire, on the merger of a number of local authorities including the Royal Borough of New Windsor, the municipal borough of Maidenhead and parts of the urban district of Eton (which had been in Buckinghamshire).  In 1998, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead became a unitary authority, when Berkshire lost its administrative status becoming purely a ceremonial county

Jewish Community

The Jewish community in Slough and Windsor originated from evacuees from London during the Second World War.

Congregation Data


Slough and Windsor Affiliated Synagogue

Developed From:

Windsor & Slough United Synagogue Membership Group, formed in about 1946 by merger of
Slough United Synagogue Membership Group
Windsor United Synagogue Membership Group


22 The Grove, Slough


The Congregation was formally established in about 1950.
It was a successor congregation to the Membership Groups, which had been formed by WWII evacuees from heavily populated areas of Central & Eastern London in about 1940.

Current Status:

Closed about 1986 (incorporated into Staines and District Affiliated Synagogue)


Ashkenazi Orthodox.


An Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1950.

Membership Data:

1950 -   58 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

1960 -   60 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

1970 -   35 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

Cemetery Information:

Neither Slough nor Windsor has a Jewish cemetery. However, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated Slough, Windsor and nearby Eton include:

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

    • Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in:
      during the 1830s (1 record), 1860s (1 record), 1870s (5 records), 1880s (2 records), 1890s (1 record) and 1900s (1 record);
      Windsor during the 1820s (1 record), 1830s (6 records), 1840s (4 records), 1850s (5 records), 1860s (6 records), 1880s (1 record), 1890s (1 record) and 1900s (2 records); and
      Eton during the 1790s (1 record), 1800s (3 records), 1830s (7 records), 1840s (8 records), 1850s (10 records) and 1860s (3 records);



On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Slough & Windsor Jewish Community



Community Records


  • Slough (since 1 April 1974).

    • Previous Registration District:
         Eton - from 1 July 1937 to 1 Jull 1974.

    • Any registers would now be held by current register office.

  •  Link to Register Office website


  • Windsor & Maidenhead (since 1 July 1974)

    •  Previous Registration District:
         Windsor - from 1 July 1937 to 1 Jull 1974

    • Any registers would now be held by current register office.

  • Link to Register Office website


Slough & Windsor Jewish Population



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)


List of United Synagogue Congregations (and Membership Groups)

Jewish Congregations in Berkshire

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