Local Jewish History

shul-034editMedlThe Jewish Community in Welwyn Garden City has its beginnings in 1939, when a small group of Jewish refugees from Germany arrived under the auspices of the Society of Friends.

The community grew when more Jewish families moved from London to escape the blitz. In 1949 a building fund was launched and, with financial support from the United Synagogue, building on the current site started in 1955.


For more detailed history please click below :

The First 40 Years

Our Community


Additionally, the website ‘Our Welwyn Garden City’ features an article based on a WGC Interfaith Storytelling Event held on Tuesday, 23 November 2010, entitled “Jewish Refugees come to Welwyn Garden City”. To access it, please click on this link:

Jewish Refugees come to Welwyn Garden City

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