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The New Synagogue

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Page created: 18 August 2006
Latest revision or update: 30 January 2014

Congregation Data

Official Name:

The Beth Hamedrash

Functions:

The Beth Hamedrash is a "house of learning." 
After an earlier abortive attempt in 1704, the three City Ashkenazi Synagogues (the Great, the Hambro'
and the New) established a Beth Hamedrash some time prior to 1782 in a house in Brookers Garden,
for use by members of all three congregations.
The functions of this Beth Hamedrash was (1) a synagogue; (2) a court of Jewish religious law; (3) a library; and (4) a place of study.

Addresses:

City of London (to 1905):

from at least 1782 to c.1841
Brookers Garden (later known as Sussex Place), near Leadenhall Street, London EC3.

from c.1841 to 1876
1 Smiths Buildings, Leadenhall Street, London EC3.

from 1876 to 1905
Duke's Place (adjacent to the Great Synagogue), London EC3.

from 1905:

from 1905 to 1940
Mulberry Street, Commercial Road, London E1 (adjacent to the new Hambro' Synagogue) (building damaged in German air raid in 1940)

Thereafter the Beth Hamedrash sat at the offices of the United Synagogue:

from 1948 to 1958
Adler House, Adler Street, London E1

from 1958 to 1996
Woburn House, Upper Woburn Street, WC1

from 1996
Adler House, High Road/Ballards Lane, North Finchley, London N12

Date Formed:

At least 1782

Current Status:

Still in existence within the head offices of the United Synagogue, but a shadow of its former self - the library was auctioned off.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

Taken over by the United Synagogue in 1875.

Local Authority Districts:

to 1905:

The various addresses are in the City of London and, since 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

from 1905:

Mulberry Street and Adler Street (formerly Union Street) are now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London. Previously, both were in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) within the County of London (established 1889).

Upper Woburn Street is in the London Borough of Camden, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London. Previously, it was in the Metropolitan Borough of St. Pancras (established 1900) within the County of London.

High Road and Ballards Lane, N12 are in the London Borough of Barnet, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Other Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

List of Synagogues destroyed by German air raids during World War II


Jewish Congregations in the City of London and London East End

Other Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations


Explanations of Terms Used


 

 


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