Cockfosters and North Southgate Synagogue

Southgate, London N.14.



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Latest revision or update: 4 May 2013

Congregation Data


Cockfosters and North Southgate Synagogue
(Sometimes referred to simply as Southgate Synagogue)


Old Farm Avenue, Southgate, London N14 5QR. The site was acquired in 1949 and the synagogue was ready for consecration in 1954. By 1959 the building was too small for the growing congregation and it was rebuilt in 1965. In 1978 structural defects caused the roof of the hall to collapse. The building has since been restored.

Members of the congregation also hold services in Cockfosters and in Hadley Wood.

Current Status:


Date Founded:


A breakaway from the Palmers Green and Southgate Synagogue. In 1944, Jewish inhabitants of the Oakwood/Cockfosters area began renting "The Hollies", the British Legion Hall, Nursery Road, Southgate, for the holding of services, becoming a separate congregation in 1948.


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


A affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1948, becoming a district synagogue in 1952 and later a member (or constituent) synagogue.



Membership Data:

1948 -    146 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1950 -    199 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1960 -    661 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1970 -    984 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1999 -    900 members (Board of Deputies)
2006 - 1,100 members (Congregation's website)

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies;
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 64913;
Registration District: Enfield

Local Government District:

London Borough of Enfield in Greater London
Until 1965, the former Municipal Borough of Southgate, within the former County of Middlesex.

Other Congregation Information

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Enfield

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

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