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The New Synagogue

City of London, London EC3

and Stamford Hill, London N16

 

 

   
 


Page created: 18 August 2006
Latest revision or update: 15 December 2014

Congregation Data

Official Name:

The New Synagogue

Addresses:

in City of London:

1761 to 1837 - Bricklayers' Hall (Buckler's Hall, later known as Sussex Hall), Leadenhall Street (opposite ), London EC3.

1838 to 1911 - Great St. Helens Street, London EC3.

in Stamford Hill:

March 1915 to 1987 - Egerton Road, Stamford Hill, London N16 6UB

From 1987 - In 1987, the synagogue building was sold to the Bobov Chasidic Community (and is used as Chasidey Bobov D'Ohel Naphtali and Yeshiva Bnei Zion Beth Hemedrash).

The much-shrunken congregation continues to meet in Egerton Road, at the Victoria Community Centre.

Street Locations:

Leadenhall Street runs east from Aldgate for about one-quarter of a mile to Bishopsgate / Gracechurch Street. The synagogue was to the south of Leadenhall Street, about 300 yards from the eastern end of the street, opposite Creechurch Lane.

Great St. Helens Street (a 300 feet cul-de sac) runs east from Bishopsgate, about 500 feet to the north of Leadenhall Street.

Egerton Road (about 900 feet long) runs east from Stamford Hill, just to the north of, and parallel with, Clapton Common.

Current Status:

Active (in Stamford Hill), but now longer meets in the synagogue building, see above

Date Formed:

1762

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

One of the original five synagogues that formed the United Synagogue in 1870, of which it remains a constituent member.

Branch:

Bayswater Synagogue was a branch (jointly with the Great Synagogue) of the New Synagogue from 1863 to 1870.

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders to 1970 (source)

1870

1880

1890

1900

1910

1920

1930

1940

1950

1960

1970

283

358

294

318

204

654

702

607

1,022

1,119

729

Number of male seat-holders subsequent to 1970 (source)

1984

1989

1997

324

211

107

Local Authority:

in the City:

Leadenhall Street and Great St. Helens Street are in the City of London (within the administrative area of Greater London since 1 April 1965).

Until the abolition in 1908 of civil parishes in the City, the eastern section of Leadenhall Street was in the parish of St. Katherine Cree, in the Aldgate Ward, and Great St. Helens Street was in the parish of St. Helen, in the Bishopsgate Ward Within.

in Stamford Hill:

Egerton Road is in the London Borough of Hackney , created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, the road was in the Metropolitan Borough of Hackney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

for the City:

From 1 July 1837 - City of London

Stamford Hill:

From 1 July 1837 - Hackney

 


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with the New Synagogue include:

Seatholders Lists

1885 (296 records);
1899 (332 records);
1910 (244 records).
1933 (1,012 records).

For a list of other London records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.
 

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Street Directory of Congregations in Stamford Hill, Hackney and Neighbourhood


Jewish Congregations in the City of London

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Other Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations


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