Philpot Street Sphardish Synagogue

London E.1.




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Congregation Data


Philpot Street Sphardish Synagogue


39 Philpot Street, London E1

Philpot Street, in London's East End, runs some 600 feet north from Commercial Road to Ashfield Street (formerly Rutland Street), and is situated about 200 feet to the east of New Road. It originally extended a little further north, to Newark Street.
The synagogue was on the western side of Philpot Street, between Varden Street and Walden Street, and opposite the Philpot Street Great Synagogue (at number 44).

Date Founded:

Founded 1911 (according to The Jewish Chronicle - see below). However, the first entry in marriage register appears to be dated in June 1910.

The following notice appeared in the Jewish Chronicle (p.28) of 6 January 1911:

" Consecration of Sphardish Synagogue in Philpot Street. On Sunday last [ie 1 January]. Chassidic, following the Nusach Sefardi ritual."

Current Status:

Closed, after 1956. Amalgamated with Nelson Street Sphardish Synagogue


Orthodox - Ashkenazi (Nusach Sefard)


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1915  - 150 members  (Jewish Year Book 1916)

Local Authority Districts:

Philpot Street is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created in 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Philpot Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Philpot Street had also been part of the civil parish of Mile End Old Town, which was abolished in 1927, to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish, which was abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 October 1857 - Mile End Old Town
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
From 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets  (which now holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Three Marriage Registers (first entry 28 June 1910; last entry 6 February 1955) are deposited with Tower Hamlets Register Office (ref: s52).
      The Board of Deputies also holds copies of such registers, as follows: 1910-1918 (ref:16/23a/1); 1918-1931 (ref:16/23a/2); and 1931-1955 (ref:16/23a/3), and gives the reason for cessation as "amalgamated".

  • Bibliography:

  • Cemetery Information:

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

City of London and East End Congregations

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

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