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Brixton Synagogue

London S.W.2.

 

 

   
 

Page created: 21 September 2006
Latest revision or update: 28 February 2017
 


Leslie Bailey 2008 

The preserved front of the former Brixton Synagogue, Effra Road (August 2008)
Now Used by Eurolink Business Centre

Reproduced with the kind permission of Leslie Bailey

Congregation Data

Name:

Brixton Synagogue

Address:

49 Effra Road, Brixton, London S.W.2(i) (opened 1913, enlarged and re-consecrated 25 September 1921, damaged by fire in 1956)
From 1905 to 1909, services were held in Carlton Hall, Turnstall Road, Brixton, and at 44 Brixton Hill from 1909 to 1913

Date Formed:

1905

Incorporated Congregations:

Borough Synagogue in 1961

Current Status:

Closed about 1982 - amalgamated with Streatham Synagogue (which had separated from Brixton Synagogue in 1946).

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

A constituent synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1913 until its closure. (Until 1913, members belonged to the Western Synagogue Burial Fund.)

Ministers:

Rabbi Philip Ginsbury(ii) - from 1966 to 1982

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders(iii):

1920

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

352

356

473

508

614

526

Also see below for seatholder records on All-UK Database.

Local Government Districts:

Brixton is an area within London Borough of Lambeth, an Inner London Borough created on 1 April 1965 and situated in central London on the southern bank of the river Thames, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Brixton was in the somewhat smaller former Metropolitan Borough of Lambeth (established in 1900) within the former County of London (established in 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration District:

Since 1 July 1837 - Lambeth

Cemetery Information:

Prior to joining the United Synagogue in 1913, the Congregation's members belonged to the Western Synagogue Burial Fund.

See IAJGS Cemetery Project:

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Jewish Heritage in England - An Architectural Guide by Sharman Kadish (2006), pp. 54, includes a brief description of the synagogue building in Effra Road.

  • (ii) Rabbi Ginsbury had previously been the minister of Streatham Synagogue from 1959 and once again became the minister of Streatham Synagogue (later known as the South London Synagogue) upon the amalgamaton of Brixton Synagogue with that congregation in 1982.

  • (iii) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), pp. 218/219.

 


Search the All-UK Database

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

Seatholders Lists

1933 (466 records).

For a list of other London records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.
 

 

Bibliography and Other Material relating to the this congregtion

on JCR-UK

  • London Bibliography, which includes:

    • Fifty Golden Years, A History of the Brixton Synagogue by L. Cohen, 1958 (Published by the congregation).

    • The Lost Synagogues of London by P. Renton, 2000 (Tymsder Publications, London), pp. 134-137.

    • Other publications, referred to in the footnotes to above Congregation Data, which make reference to this congregation.

 

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Lambeth

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

 

 

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