TIMELINE

Important moments in 

British 

St Albans 

and 

Jewish history 

1066 NORMAN INVASION

1190

YORK MASSACRE

1186

AARON OF LINCOLN &

ST ALBANS ABBEY

1290

EXPULSION FROM ENGLAND

1656

JEWS WELCOME UNDER CROMWELL

 ROOTS GO BACK TO THE 18th CENTURY

1701

BEVIS MARKS SYNAGOGUE OPENS

LOCAL CONNECTION TO 

BEVIS MARKS

SYNAGOGUE

1900s

FIRST JEWISH FAMILIES ARRIVE IN ST ALBANS

1905

ALIENS ACT

1914-18

FIRST WORLD WAR

THE FIRST PRAYER MEETINGS

1930s

RISE OF FASCISM

CONNECTION WITH THE BATTLE OF

CABLE STREET.

EAST LONDON 

1936

1990

ST ALBANS MASORTI SYNAGOGUE

1960s

MORE JEWISH FAMILIES MOVE FROM LONDON

1951

INAUGURATION

OF THE PRESENT

UNITED SYNAGOGUE BUILDING

Sketch of St Albans United Synagogue by Rebbetzin Alli Sturgess, 2015

1940s

ST ALBANS

UNITED SYNAGOGUE ESTABLISHED

1930s

FIRST JEWISH FAMILIES MOVE FROM LONDON

THE HOLOCAUST

AND 

THE SECOND WORLD WAR (1939-45)

TODAY-

A THRIVING, WELCOMING COMMUNITY

Blowing the shofar to mark Rosh Hashanah, St Albans Abbey, 2020

1880s

RUSSIAN POGROMS