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Barking Hebrew Congregation

Barking, Essex

 

 

   
 


Page created: 17 November 2006
Latest revision or update: 11 August 2017

Congregation Data

Name:

Barking Hebrew Congregation

Address:

9 Heath Street (now known as St. Paul's Road), Barking, Essex, until 1939, when the building was sold as part of a redevelopment scheme.(i)

Subsequently until the 1949 merger (see below), the Congregation held services in various temporary buildings, including Faircross School, Hulse Avenue, Barking(ii)

Formed:

The Synagogue was constructed in 1926.(iii)

Current Status:

Merged in 1949 with the Becontree and District Associate Synagogue to form the The Barking and Becontree Affiliated Synagogue.(iv)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

Initially unaffiliate, but linked to the United Synagogue for burial rights.(v) In 1947, the Congregation became an Affiliated Synagogue of the United Synagogues, until the 1949 merger.(vi)

Minister:

Rev. B. Ostroff - from at least 1930 until at least 1936.(vii)

Membership Data:

1948 -  152  male seat holders (viii)

Local Government Districts:

The district of Barking lies within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham (which was known as the London Borough of Barking until 1980), created in 1965 and is situated in the northeast of the administrative area of Greater London.

The locality was previously in the Municipal Borough of Barking (incorporated as a borough in 1931, formerly the Urban District of Barking Town from 1882) within the county of Essex. In 1965, most of the Municipal Borough of Barking was merged with most of the Municipal Borough of Dagenham to form the present London Borough.

Registration District:

Barking & Dagenham (from 1 April 1965, renamed from Barking on 1 April 1989) - Register Office website.

Previous Registration District - Romford, from founding of the congregation until 1 April 1965.

(All records would now be held by current office.)

Cemetery
Information:

For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The London Metropolitan Archives (Ref. Code: ACC/2712/BKS) - Administrative History of the Congregation. This was also the address shown in pre-WWII Jewish Year Books.

  • (ii) The Jewish Year Book 1949 refers to this as the temporary address of the Congregation. The Congregation was not listed in the Jewish Year Book 1947.  

  • (iii) The London Metropolitan Archives (Ref. Code: ACC/2712/BKS) - Administrative History of the Congregation..

  • (iv) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by A. Newman, 1976, pp.222-3.

  • (v) Jewish Year Books from at least 1930 through at least 1936.

  • (vi) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by A. Newman, 1976, pp.222-3.

  • (vii) Jewish Year Books from at least 1930 through at least 1936. He is also described as the Reader, Teacher and Mohel.

  • (viii) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by A. Newman, 1976, pp.218.


List of United Synagogue Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

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