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Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue

(Congregation of Spanish & Portuguese Jews)

Salford, Greater Manchester

 

 

   
 


Page created: 18 October 2007
Latest revision or update: 26 February 2017

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 3WX

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

Former Address:

190 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8(i) (From 1873/4 until 1983).  (The first Sephardi synagogue in the UK built outside London.)

In 1984, the building reopened as the 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:

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.

Cemetery Information:

The Urmston Jewish Cemetery, Chapel Grove, M41 was acquired by the Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue in 1878. For further information, see Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Jewish Heritage in England - An Architectural Guide by Sharman Kadish (2006), pp. 143/5, includes a detailed description of the interior and exterior of former synagoue building at 190 Cheetham Hill Road

 

On-line Articles and Other Material relating to the thus congregtion

on JCR-UK

  • The conference paper on "Manchester" from Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain includes information on this Congregation.

 

Congregational Records

At Manchester Register Office and Board of Deputies:


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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