Beth Jacob Synagogue




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Congregation Data


Beth Jacob Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Bishops Street Synagogue


Biscombe Street, Waterloo Road, Hightown, Manchester M8
Previously at Bishop Street, Waterloo Road, Hightown, Manchester M8 (until 1950's)

(The congregation was considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Date Formed:

By 1919 (source)

Current Status:

Closed 1969  (Based upon entry in Marriage Register) - merged into North Manchester Synagogue


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Authority:

Hightown is in the centre of Manchester and is now in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).
From 1889 to 1974, the locality was in the county borough of Manchester (a unitary authority), geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Other Congregation Information

  • Congregation Records:

  • Bibliography:

    • Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988.  Bill Williams (1988). p. 115.


Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page

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