Montefiore Synagogue

Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent




Page created: 18 April 2003
Latest revision or update: 2 December 2016

Congregation Data


Montefiore Synagogue

Also nown as:

Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, Ramsgate


Hereson, Honeysuckle Road, Ramsgate CT11

Current Status:


Date Formed:

Founded in 1833 by Sir Moses Montefiore Bart and Lady Judith Montefiore, his wife, "in commemoration of the happy event of their first visit to the Holy City of Jerusalem." The synagogue was consecrated 17 June 1832.


Orthodox Sephardi (Spanish & Portuguese Rite)


An affiliate of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Registration District: Thanet

Cemetery Information:

Since 1872, the Congregation has used the Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery, Upper Dumpton Park Road. Prior thereto, Congregation members generally used the Sephardi cemeteries in London's End Cemeteries. (For details, see Cemetery Information on the Ramsgate Community home page)



On-line Articles relating to this Congregation




Congregation Records:

  • Synagogue Records - Certain records are held by:
    Hon. Archivist of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Congregation
    2 Ashworth Road, London W9 1JY

Ramsgate Jewish Community home page


Jewish Congregations in Kent

Jewish Communities of England home page

List of Synagogues of the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation



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