||Fashion Street Synagogue
Probable Alternative or Former Names:
||Bikur Cholim Synagogue - Society for Visiting the
Sick ( see below)
Holy Calling Benefit Society
||16 Fashion Street, New Court, London E1,
|Date Foundation and Affiliation::
||Affiliated with the Federation of Synagogues. (List of
The "Bikur Cholim in Fashion Street" (founded in 1858) was named by Geoffrey
Alderman in his history of "The Federation of Synagogues 1887-1987"
as one of the 16 synagogues that attended a meeting on 16 October 1887
to form the Federation.
The Federation was formed on 6 November 1887 by 21 or 22 synagogues,
listed by V. D. Lipman in his "Social History of the Jews in England
1850-1950" (pp120-121), which list did not include a congregation
designated as the Bikur Cholim, Fashion Street, but did include a
"Holy Calling Benefit Society, New Street, Fashion Street".
It is probable that the above were different names for the congregation
later known as the Fashion Street Synagogue.
Alternatively, though less likely, is that the "Holy Calling Benefit
Society" was the congregation described in Alderman's book as the
Fashion Court Chevra.
||London Borough of Tower Hamlets
||Closed, by 1915 (based upon latest appearance in Jewish
||Orthodox - Ashkenazi
||1896 - 54 members (Jewish Year Book 1896/7)
1905 - 80 members (Jewish Year Book 1906)