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Clapton Federation Synagogue

Sha'are Shomayim

Clapton, London E.5.

 

 

   
 


Page created: 7 November 2006
Latest revision or update: 18 February 2015

Congregation Data

Name:

Clapton Federation Synagogue

Former Names:

Sha'are Shomayim Synagogue (translation: "Gates of Heaven")
Clapton Synagogue and Talmud Torah

Address:

47 Lea Bridge Road, Clapton, London E5 9QB

Lea Bridge Road lies on the boundary between Upper and Lower Clapton. Upper Clapton, together with adjacent Stamford Hill (to its west) and some adjoining areas, now includes the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe.

Date Formed:

1919

Incorporated Congregation

Yavneh Synagogue (after 1991)

Current Status:

Closed about 2005

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues, subsequently becoming a constituent synagogue.

Local Authority Districts:

The North London districts of Upper and Lower Clapton are in the London Borough of Hackney, an Inner London Borough created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

They were previously in the somewhat smaller former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

1 July 1837 - Hackney
1 April 1965 - London Borough of Hackney (which would now hold any registers)

Other Congregation Information

 

Street Directory of Synagogues in Stamford Hill, Clapton and Neighbourhood

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations


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