Cockfosters and North Southgate Synagogue

Southgate, London N.14.



Created: 3 September 2003
Latest revision or update: 27 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: Cockfosters and North Southgate Synagogue
(Sometimes referred to simply as Southgate Synagogue)
Address: Old Farm Avenue, Southgate, London N14 5QR. The site was acquired in 1949 and the synagogue was ready for consecration in 1954. By 1959 the building was too small for the growing congregation and it was rebuilt in 1965. In 1978 structural defects caused the roof of the hall to collapse. The building has since been restored.
Member of the congregation also hold services in Cockfosters and in Hadley Wood.
Local Authority: London Borough of Enfield - (Congregations in the locality)
Current Status: Active
Date Founded: 1948.
A breakaway from the Palmers Green and Southgate Synagogue. In 1945, Jewish inhabitants of the Oakwood/Cockfosters area began holding services in rented premises, becoming a separate congregation in 1948.
Ritual: Orthodox - Ashkenazi
Affiliation: A affiliated synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1948, becoming a district synagogue in 1952 and later a member (or constituent) synagogue. (List of United Synagogue congregations)
Marriage Certification: Group: Board of Deputies;
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 64913;
Registration District: Enfield
Website: http://www.ourshul.co.uk/
Membership Data: 1948 -    146 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1950 -    199 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1960 -    661 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1970 -    984 male seatholders (United Synagogue 1870-1970)
1999 -    900 members (Board of Deputies)
2006 - 1,100 members (Congregation's website)

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