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Brondesbury Synagogue

Brondesbury, London N.W.6.

 

              

         
 


Page created: 30 September 2006
Latest revision or update: 7 July 2014

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Brondesbury Synagogue

Address:

Chevening Road (south side, at junction with Carlisle Road), Brondesbury, London N.W.6.
(The building, built in 1904-5, was destroyed by arson in 1965, but then rebuilt. It was sold in 1974 to Iman Al-Khoei Foundation and is now the "premier Shia mosque" in London.)

Date Formed:

1900

Current Status:

Closed in 1974, with most of its members joining either the Willesden Synagogue or the Cricklewood Synagogue.  The Willesden Synagogue assumed the name Willesden & Brondesbury Synagogue, then changed its name to the Brondesbury Synagogue and is now known as the Brodesbury Park Synagogue.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

A constituent synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1905 until its closure.

Membership Data:

Number of male seat holders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)

1905

1910

1930

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

170

316

522

540

515

518

401

250

Local Government Districts:

Brondesbury is in the London Borough of Brent, within the administrative area of Greater London, both of which entities were established on 1 April 1965.

Previously, it was in the former Municipal Borough of Willesden  (incorporated as a borough in 1933 - prior to then it was the Urban District of Willesden since 1894) within the former County of Middlesex, both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Hendon
From 1 October 1909 - Willesden
From 1 April 1965 - Brent (which should now hold the registers)


On-Line Articles on the Congregation

History of the Willesden & Brondesbury Synagogue 1934-1994 by Rabbi Dr. Bernard Susser, includes a great deal of information on this congregationl. Available on JCR-UK as part of the Susser Archive.

 


Search the All-UK Database

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

Seatholders Lists

1910 (308 records);
1933 (542 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

  • Marriage Registers:

    • Copies of the registers for "Willesden Brondesbury Synagogue"  (seven registers for 1905-1974) held by the Board of Deputies (ref; 16/41a/1-7).

  • Photographs:

  • Bibliography:

    • History of the Brondesbury Synagogue by H. Lazurus, 1930. (Published by the Brondesbury Synagogue)

    • History of the Brondesbury Synagogue by A. Melinek, 1955. (Published by the Brondesbury Synagogue)

    • The Lost Synagogues of London. Renton, P., 2000 (Tymsder Publications, London)  pp. 131-133

    • other Brent sources

    • other London sources

  • Cemetery Information - IAJGS Cemetery Project:


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Brent

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations


Explanation of Terms Used
 

 

 

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