St Albans Jewish Community

St Albans, Hertfordshire




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City of St Albans

The ancient city of St Alban is in the county of Hertfordshire in southeast England about 22 miles north of London, and has a population of about 60,000.  It is part of the local government district known officially as the City and District of St Albans, which was formed in 1974 by the merger of the borough of St Albans with surrounding localities.

The St Albans Jewish Community

There was an earlier attemt to established a congregation in St Albans, in about 1910, which failed after a few years. The present organised Jewish community in St Alban dates from the mid 1930s. During WWII, the congregation increased in size with the arrival of many evacuees from heavily populated areas of Central and Eastern London.

Jewish Congregations

The following are the Jewish congregations that exist or existed in St Albans:

* An active congregation.


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The records in the database associated with St Albans include:


Online Articles and Other Material
relating to the St Albans Jewish Community

on third party websites


Community Records

  • Registration District (for BMD): Hertfordshire (since 1 April 2008).

    • Previous Registration District:
        St Albans (from 1 July 1937 to 1 April 2008)

    • Any registers would now be held by current register office, which is in Hatfield.

    • Link to Register Office website


St Albans Jewish Cemetery Information

There is no Jewish cemetery in St. Albans.


St Albans Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 1949



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



(2001 Census results)



(2011 Census results)



(2021 Census results)

*The 2001, 2011 and 2021 census result figures represent those who answered the voluntary question 'What is your religion?' by clicking the category 'Jewish' among the eight check-box options (another of which was 'No religion'). However, between 6.0% to 7.7% of the population nationally did not answer the question and the figure would not have included those who considered themselves Jews by ethnicity but not by religion, and accordingly the actual number of Jews would be higher than the figures shown.

Jewish Congregations in Hertfordshire

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Page created: 13 March 2006
Latest revision or update: 15 December 2022

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