Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue

(Congregation of Spanish & Portuguese Jews)

Salford, Greater Manchester



Created 18 October 2007
Latest revision or update: 28 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
Congregation of Spanish & Portuguese Jews
Alternative Name: Sha'are Tephillah Synagogue (translation - "Gates of Prayer")
Address: 18 Moor Lane, Kersal, Salford M7 4WX
Former Address: 190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8 (From 1873/4 until 1983).  (The first Sephardi synagogue in the UK built outside London.)
In 1984, the building  reopened as the Manchester Manchester Jewish Museum. (Website: http://www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com)
The congregation used temporary premises at 78 York Street, Cheetham, until the above building was ready for use in 1874.
Current Status: Active
Date Formed: 1873
Ritual: Sephardi (Spanish & Portuguese rite)
Local Authority: The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.
Kersal is in Salford, in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford (within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers).     (Congregations in the locality)
From 1889 to 1974, Salford was a county borough geographically within the County of Lancashire.
Prior to its move to Moor Lane, the congregation was in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester.  (Congregations in the locality)  From 1889 to 1974, Manchester was a county borough geographically (although not administratively) within the county of Lancashire.

Other Information

  • Congregation History & Records 
  • Bibliography:
    • Manchester Jewish Museum - Former Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue - Jewish Heritage in England, An Architectural Guide. Sharman Kadish (English Heritage 2006) p143-45

    • Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988.  Bill Williams (1988). pp. 1, 20/21, 58.

    • Other Manchester sources


Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Community

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