Glasgow, Scotland

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Great Central Synagogue

South Portland Street

 

              

         
 

Previous update 20 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 25 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: Great Central Synagogue (formerly known as the Great Synagogue)
Address: South Portland Street, Glasgow. (Consecrated September 1901)
Previous Address: Commerce Street, Glasgow (from about 1881)
Standard Halls, Main Street, Gorbals, Glasgow (from about 1887)
Founded: Early 1880's
Current Status: 1956 - the congregation, then known as the Great Synagogue, merged with the New Central Synagogue (Beth Hamedrash Hagadol) and was renamed the Great Central Synagogue.
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Affiliation: A constituent of the United Synagogues of Glasgow
Membership Data: 1896 - 150 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896-7)
1900 - 130 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900-01)
1909 - 300 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1910)
1938 - 277 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1939)
1945 - 300 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1945-6)
1959 - 500 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1960)

 

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