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District of Epping Forest, Essex
Epping Forest is a local government district in the county of
Essex. It is situated immediately to the north of the London
Boroughs of Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Havering, and therefore just outside the
administrative boundary of Greater London. Epping Forest was formed in
1974, upon the merger of the urban districts of Chigwell, Epping, and Waltham
Holy Cross and most of the rural district of Epping and Ongar, all of which were
The Epping Forest Jewish Community
The Jewish community of Epping Forest is to be found primarily in the suburban
towns of Chigwell, Loughton and Buckhurst Hill in the southeast of the District,
close to the boundary with the London Borough of Redbridge, forming somewhat of
a spill over from the established communities in the London Borough.
The following are the congregations in the District of Epping Forest:
Buckhurst Hill Masorti Synagogue, now the
New Essex Masorti Synagogue*
(also a former name), Ilford, in the London Borough of Redbridge.
Buckhurst Hill Reform Synagogue (formerly
Epping Forest & District Reform Synagogue), now
Sukkat Shalom Reform Synagogue*, Wanstead, in the London Borough of Redbridge.
Chabad Lubavitch of Buckhurst Hill*
Chigwell & Hainault Synagogue*,
previously known as Chigwell Synagogue
previously known as Loughton, Chigwell and District Synagogue, and
before that, Loughton District Synagogue
* An active congregation.
Epping Forest Jewish Cemetery Information
following cemetery is in the District of Epping Forest:
Waltham Abbey Jewish Cemetery, Skillet Hill (Honey Lane), Waltham Abbey, Essex.
One of the principal cemeteries of the United
Synagogue, the Cemetery is situated in Waltham Abbey,
just to the south of the M25 London Orbital Motorway.
The Cemetery serves a wide area of North and East London and
beyond and was opened in 1960.
(For additional information, see
IAJGS Cemetery Project - Waltham Abbey
Other Epping Forest Jewish Information
- See under individual congregation pages
Jewish Congregations in Essex
Jewish Communities of England home page
Page created: 21 May 2006
Latest revision or update: 19 November 2023
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