Montefiore Synagogue

Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent




Page created: 18 April 2003
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Latest revision or update: 6 December 2015

Congregation Data


Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Montefiore Synagogue


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


Articles on the Ramsgate Congregation

The Rise of Provincial Jewry - Ramsgate by Cecil Roth, 1950.
Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

Ramsgate from "Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain"  -
Papers for a conference at University College, London, convened by the
Jewish Historical Society of England, prepared by Aubrey Newman - 6th July 1975. 
Reproduced here with his kind consent.

History of the Sephardi Community 

Other Congregation Information


Thanet Jewish Community home page


Jewish Congregations in Kent

Jewish Communities of England home page

List of Synagogues of the Spanish & Portuguese Congregation

Explanations of Terms Used



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