Clapton Federation Synagogue

Sha'are Shomayim

Clapton, London E.5.




Page created: 7 November 2006
Latest revision or update: 11 March 2015

Congregation Data


Clapton Federation Synagogue

Former Names:

Sha'are Shomayim Synagogue (translation: "Gates of Heaven")
Clapton Synagogue and Talmud Torah


47 Lea Bridge Road, Clapton, London E5 9QB

(Location: Lea Bridge Road (A104) runs northeast for some 2.8 miles from the southern end of Upper Clapton Road (A107) to Upper Walthamstow. The lower (western) section of Lea Bridge Road forms the boundary between Upper and Lower Clapton. Upper Clapton, together with adjacent Stamford Hill (to its west) and some adjoining areas, now includes the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe.)

Date Formed:


Incorporated Congregation

Yavneh Synagogue (after 1991)

Current Status:

Closed about 2005


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues, subsequently becoming a constituent synagogue.

Local Government Districts:

The North London districts of Upper and Lower Clapton are in the London Borough of Hackney, an Inner London Borough created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

They were previously in the somewhat smaller former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration District:

Since 1 July 1837 - Hackney


Other Congregation Information


Street Directory of Synagogues in Stamford Hill, Clapton and Neighbourhood

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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