Caldervale Jewish Community Centre

Caldervale, West Yorkshire




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Calderdale was a metropolitan borough in the metropolitan county of West Yorkshire in the North of England. It was formed in 1974 from the merger of a number of local authorities, all of which had been part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and took its name from the river Calder, whose upper part runs through the borough, several of its tributaries forming a number of small valleys.  In 1986, Calderdale became a unitary authority when West Yorkshire lost its administrative status and became purely a ceremonial county. The borough comprises a number of towns, including Halifax (dealt with separately), Hebden Bridge, Brighouse, Elland, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden.

Jewish Community

There is no evidence of an organised Jewish community in the area that is today Calderdale, other than in Halifax (see separately), until well into the twenty-first century upon the founding of the Caldervale Jewish Community Centre.

 Coommunity Data(i)


Calderdale Jewish Community Centre


No fixed premises, although events are often held in Dodnaze Community Centre in Hebden Bridge.


Formed by at least by 2014.

Current Status:

No longer believed to be active.(ii)




None known

Registration District:

Calderdale, since 1 January 2003 - Link to Register Office website

Cemetery Details

There is no Jewish cemetery in Calderdale .


Calder Valley Jewish Population Data





150-200 (estimate)

(National Census)


Notes & Sources
( returns to text above)

  • (i) Unless otherwise stated, all data is from the former website of Calderdale Jewish Community Centre, accessed January 2016.

  • (ii) As of November 2023, the website had already operating some years previously and there were no other reports of activity by the community.

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Page created: 14 January 2016
Page most recently amended: 20 November 2023

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