Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue

(Congregation of Spanish & Portuguese Jews)

Salford, Greater Manchester



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Redesigned: 28 December 2011
Latest revision or update: 18 November 2014

Congregation Data


Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue
Congregation of Spanish & Portuguese Jews

Alternative Name:

Sha'are Tephillah Synagogue (translation - "Gates of Prayer")


18 Moor Lane, Kersal, Salford M7 4WX

(The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

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:


Date Formed:



Sephardi (Spanish & Portuguese rite)

Local Authority:

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).

Prior to its move to Moor Lane, the congregation was in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester.

From 1889 to 1974, both the Cities of Manchester and Salford were county boroughs  (unitary authorities) geographically (although not administratively) within the county of Lancashire.


Other Congregation Information

  • 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


Jewish Congregations in the City of Salford (metropolitan borough)

Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page

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