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Central Synagogue

Great Portland Street, London W.1.

 

 

   
 


Page created: 11 January 2004
Latest revision or update: 6 March 2015

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Central Synagogue

Alternative Names:

Great Portland Street Synagogue

Also previously sometimes referred to as the Hallam Street Synagogue

Address:

133-141 Great Portland Street) 38-40 Hallam Street, London WIW 6NW.  (The foundation stone was laid by Baron Lionel de Rothschild M.P. on 18 March 1869, and the building consecrated by Chief Rabbi Rev. Dr. N. M. Adler on 7 April 1870.) The synagogue building was destroyed in a German air raid in 10 May 1941, and a temporary synagogue was built and used until 1956 when the present building was constructed and formally opened in 1958.

From March 1855 to 1870, at 120 Great Portland Street (a former warehouse).

Prior to 1855, the congregation met in Wigmore Street, London W1.

Current Status:

Active

Date Formed:

About 1850.   Synagogue formed as a branch of the Great Synagogue, and remained a branch until the founding of the United Synagogue in 1870.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

One of the original five synagogues that formed the United Synagogue in 1870, of which it remains a constituent member.

Website:

http://www.centralsynagogue.org.uk/

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders: (source)

1870

1880

1890

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

260

380

334

355

380

353

374

351

467

685

657

Also see below for seatholder records on All-UK Database.

Local Government District:

The Congregation is situated in the centre of London's West End.  All the above addresses for the Synagogue are in the City of Westminster (an Inner London Borough, established on 1 April 1965) within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, such addresses were in the former Metropolitan Borough of St Marylebone (established in 1900, but based upon the previously existing civil parish of St Marylebone), within the former County of London (established in 1889, St Marylebone being previously in the former County of Middlesex).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Marylebone

From 1 January 1902 - St Marylebone

Since 1 January 1978  - Westminster (which now holds the registers)

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with the Central Synagogue include:

Seatholders Lists

1885 (399 records);
1899 (346 records);
1910 (431 records);
1933 (415 records).

For a list of other London records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.
 


Other Congregation Information


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

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of the City of Westminster

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations


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