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The Cutler Street "Polish" Synagogue

City of London, London E.1.

 

              

         
 


Page created: 29 August 2006
Latest revision or update: 2 February 2014

Congregation Data

Name:

Cutler Street "Polish" Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Carter Street Synagogue (although this may have been a typographical error in Geoffrey Alderman's "The Federation of Synagogues 1887-1987")

Address:

Clothier Street, Cutler Street, London E.1.

Cutler Street (some 200 feet long) runs northeast from  Hounsditch, situated in the City of London, just 300 feet from its eastern boundary. Clothier Street is parallel to Cutler Street, 150 feet to its southeast (but without direct access to Hounsditch).

Date Formed:

1790 or 1802 (depending on source) - one of the three minor congregations reputedly established in London in the eighteenth century. The others were the Rosemary Lane Congregation and the
Gun Yard "Polish" Synagogue.

Current Status:

Closed in late 1930's (based upon latest appearance in Jewish Year Books)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

Initially a dependency of the Great Synagogue
According to Geoffrey Alderman's in his "The Federation of Synagogues 1887-1987" (repeated by Bernard Homa in his "Orthodoxy in Anglo-Jewry), "Carter" Street Synagogue was one of the 16 congregations that attended the meeting of 16 October 1887 to form the of the Federation of Synagogues. This was probably a typographical error for "Cutler" Street.   The Cutler Street Synagogue is listed as one of the 21 or 22 original federated synagogues on 6 November 1887 in V. D. Lipman's "Social History of the Jews in England 1850-1950" (pp120-121).   However, it appears to have later become unaffiliated.

Local Authority District:

Cutler Street and Clothier Street are in the Portsoken Ward of the City of London, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Until the abolition in 1908 of civil parishes in the City, they were both in the parish of St. Botolph Without Aldgate.

Registration District:

From 1 July 1837 - City of London

Other Congregation Information


Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations in the City of London and London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations


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