Sephardi Congregation of South Manchester

(Shaare Hayim Synagogue)

West Didsbury, Manchester



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Congregation Data


Sephardi Congregation of South Manchester

Alternative Name:

Sha'are Hayim Synagogue (translation - "Gates of Life")


8 Queenston Road, West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WZ

(The congregation is considered part of the "South Manchester" Jewish community.)


Formed in 1999 / early 2000's by amalgamation of:

Withington Congregation of Spanish and Portuguese Jews
of 8 Queenston Road (formerly Queen's Road until 1970's), West Didsbury, Manchester M20 2WZ.

(Previously at Mauldeth Road, Withington, Manchester M20, until 1926. (source))

Sha'are Sedek Synagogue
(translation - "Gates of Righteous")
of Old Lansdowne Road (also known as Lansdowne Road), West Didsbury, Manchester M20 8NZ 
(from September 1924)

By 1906 (source)

Formed 1924

Congregation Data:

1915 - 55 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
1919 - 120 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1920)


Current Status:



Sephardi (Spanish & Portuguese rite)

Marriage Certification:

Registration District: Manchester

Local Authority:

West Didsbury and Withington are in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).

From 1889 to 1974, the localities were in the county borough of Manchester (a unitary authority), geographically (although not administratively) within the county of Lancashire.


Other Information


Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page

Explanations of Terms Used



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