Bedford Jewish Community





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Town of Bedford

Bedford, the former county town of Bedfordshire in south central England, has a population of about 100,000 and is situated on the river Great Ouse.  In 1974, the municipal borough of Bedford was merged with adjoining areas to form the local government district (later borough) of North Bedfordshire, which in 1992 was renamed the borough of Bedford, remaining within the administrative county of Bedfordshire. In April 2009, the borough of Bedford became a unitary authority and Bedfordshire became purely a ceremonial county.

The Bedford Jewish Community

There was a medieval Jewish community in Bedford. In modern times, the Jewish community in Bedford dates from the early years of the nineteenth century.

Jewish Congregations

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

* An active congregation.


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Bedford include:

  • 1851 Anglo Jewry Database (updated 2016)

    • Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in Bedford during the 1780s (1 record), 1790s (2 records), 1800s (7 records), 1810s (5 records); 1820s (7 records), 1830s (17 records), 1840s (31 records), 1850s (30 records), 1860s (10 records), 1870s (8 records) and 1880s (8 records).


Bibliography, On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to the Bedford Jewish Community



Community Records

  • Registration District (for BMD): Bedford (since 1 April 2009).

    • Previous Registration Districts
         Bedford (from 1 July 1837 to 1 May 1999);
         Bedfordshire (1 May 1999 to 1 April 2009).

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

    • Register Office website


Bedford Jewish Cemeteries Information

There is no known Jewish cemetery in Bedford


Bedford Jewish Population Data



(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Jewish Congregations in Bedfordshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

Page created: 21 August 2005
Latest revision or update: 7 November 2019

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