Brixton Synagogue

London S.W.2.




Page created: 21 September 2006
Latest revision or update: 18 February 2015

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


Brixton Synagogue


49 Effra Road, Brixton, London S.W.2 (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:


Incorporated Congregations:

Borough Synagogue in 1961

Current Status:

Closed about 1986 - amalgamated with Streatham Synagogue (which had separated from Brixton Synagogue in 1946)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


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

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders: (source)













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


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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.

Other Congregation Information


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Lambeth

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

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List of United Synagogue Congregations

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