the former

Pershore Road Synagogue

Birmingham, West Midlands




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Pershore Road Synagogue


251 Pershore Road, Birmingham(ii)


Formed about 1948.(iii)

Current Status:

Closed about 1961(iv)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Rev. Montague Moore from about 1950 to about 1953.(vii)

Lay Officers(viii):

S. Lev - chairman from about 1948 until about 1952.(ix)

M. Rose - treasurer from about 1948 until about 1955 and president from 1955 until at least 1956.(x)

I. Oscar - warden from about 1955 until at least 1956.(xi)

Dr. G. Jacobs - treasurer and hon. secretary from about 1955 until about 1961.(xii)  

Worship Registration:

251 Pershore Road (two rooms on ground floor and one room on first floor) was registered as a Place of Worship - Worship Register Number 61602 - under the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855.(xiii)


Notes & Sources
( returns to text above)

  • (i) Reserved.

  • (ii) This was the address listed in Jewish Year Books from 1949 through 1961. The Birmingham Central Synagogue was also situated in Pershore Road from 1961.

  • (iii) Based upon the congregations's first listing in the Jewish Year Book 1949.

  • (iv) Based upon the Congregation's final listing in the Jewish Year Book 1961.

  • (v) and (vi) Reserved.

  • (vii) Based upon Rev. Moore's listing as minister of the congregation in Jewish Year Books 1951 through 1953.

  • (viii) Extracted from listings in Jewish Year Books, which ceased listing lay officers, other than secretaries, after 1956.

  • (ix) Listed as chairman in Jewish Year Books 1949 through 1952.

  • (x) Listed in Jewish Year Books as treasurer from 1949 through 1955 and as president in 1956.

  • (xi) Listed as warden in the Jewish Year Book 1956.

  • (xii) Listed as treasurer and hon. secretary in Jewish Year Books 1956 through 1961.

  • (xiii) Page 59 of the 2010 List of Places of Worship.

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