Beth Jacob Synagogue




Created 17 July 2002
Latest revision or update: 28 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: Beth Jacob Synagogue
Alternative Name: Bishops Street Synagogue
Address: Biscombe Street, Waterloo Road, Hightown, Manchester M8
Previously at Bishop Street, Waterloo Road, Hightown, Manchester M8 (until 1950's)
Date Formed: By 1919 (Based upon appearance in Jewish Year Book)
Current Status: Closed 1969  (Based upon entry in Marriage Register) - merged into North Manchester Synagogue
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Local Authority: The congregation was considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.
Hightown is in the centre of Manchester in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester (within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers). (Congregations in the locality)
From 1889 to 1974, the locality was in the county borough of Manchester, geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Other Information
  • Congregation Records:
  • Bibliography:
    • Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988.  Bill Williams (1988). p. 115.


Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Community

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