Chapeltown Hebrew Congregation

Leeds, West Yorkshire




Created: 2 March 2002
Latest revision or update: 8 January 2012

Congregation Data

Name: Central & North Manchester Synagogue
Address: Leicester Road, Broughton Park, Salford,  M7 4GP
Current Status: Active

Formed in 1978 from the merger of:

Central Synagogue
of Heywood Street (corner Bellott Street),
Cheetham Hill, Manchester, M8

formerly of: Cheetam Hill Road, Manchester, M8 (possibly from 1895 until 1928).

Previously Fernie Street Great Synagogue
Fernie Street, Manchester, M4
(from at least 1892 to 1895, according to Marriage Registers )
North Manchester Synagogue
(known as the "Brodyer Shul")
of Leicester Road, Salford,  M7
(a converted Methodist church)

formerly of: Cheltenham Crescent, Salford, M7
(until 1959)
Bury New Road, Higher Broughton, Salford, M7
(1899 until early/mid 1940's).

Courland Synagogue
or Kourlander Synagogue (in 1904), which was founded by at least 1899 (based upon first entry in Marriage Registers)
Beth Hamedrash Hagadol
(in 1905)
Beth Jacob Synagogue (in about 1969)
Founded by 1892 (although recent Jewish Year Books refer to 1871) Founded 1899
Congregation developed from:
Volkervishker Chevra also known as Chevra Walkawishk (founded in 1871(1)) which was in or very close to Red Bank, Manchester
Congregation developed from:
Brodyer Synagogue (taking its name from the Galician town of Brody, now in Ukraine, from where several of its founders originated)
of Waterloo Road, Manchester, M8
founded 1891.
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Affiliation: Manchester & District Council of Orthodox Synagogues
Marriage Certification: Group for Certification:  Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Worship Number: 66767
Registration District: Salford
Website: http://jjjjjj.co.uk/central/
Membership Data: Brodyer Synagogue
1896 - 110 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896-1897)
Central Synagogue
1905 - 250 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1906)
1915 - 250 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
North Manchester Synagogue
1905 - 206 male and 200 female seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1906)
1915 - 356 male and 300 female seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)
Central & North Manchester Synagogue
1999 - 160 members (Board of Deputies Report)
Local Authority: The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.
The congregation is in Salford, and predecessor congregations were either in Salford or the Cheetham area of Manchester
Salford is in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford (within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers).  (Congregations in the locality)
From 1889 to 1974, Salford was a county borough geographically within the County of Lancashire.
Waterloo Road and Cheetham Hill are now in in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester. (Congregations in the locality)  They were, from 1889 to 1974, in the county borough of Manchester, geographically within the County of Lancashire.

Other Information


Street Directory of Congregations in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester home page

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