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Yanover Synagogue

London E.1.

 

              

         
 

Page created: 1 August 2007
Latest revision or update: 6 May 2014

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Yanover Synagogue

Address:

45 Fashion Street, Spitalfields, London E1.

Previously, at 44 Finch Street, London E1, until about 1904

Fashion Street (some 600 feet long), in London's East End, runs east from Commercial Street to Brick Lane, parallel with Fournier Street (300 feet to the north). (Flower & Dean Street used to run parallel 200 feet to the south but this no longer exists.) Fashion Street takes its name from the Huguenot family, Fossan, who developed this area.

Finch Street (now renamed Hopetown Street) is to the south-east of Fashion Street and runs for some 500 feet east from Brick Lane, north of Old Montague Street and south of Chicksand Street. The original name of the street reflects the marriage of Sir George Osborn, whose family owned much of the locality, to Lady Heneage Finch, in 1742.

Name Origin:

The synagogue takes its name from Yanover (also spelled Janover), a small town in the Kovno region of Lithuania, from which, presumably, the founders originated, and which was then part of the Russian Empire.

Date Founded:

By 1903 (see below)

Current Status:

Merged with Wilkes Street Synagogue in May 1905 (Jewish Chronicle 12 May 1905, p. 19, as cited by Daniel Appleby in "Service and Scandal: the life and times of an immigrant Jewish Clergyman" p.87. 2013)

Ritual:

Orthodox - Ashkenazi

Affiliation:

An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues from March 1903.

Membership Data:

1905  - 65 members  (Jewish Year Book 1906)

Local Authority Districts:

Fashion Street and Hopetown Street are now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Fashion Street and Finch Street (now Hopetown Street) were in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

The locality was also within the civil parish of Spitalfields, which was abolished in 1921, being absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel, which itself was abolished in 1927 and absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
From 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which would now hold the registers, if any)

Other Congregation Information


Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations


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