the former

Beth Jacob Synagogue





Page created: 17 July 2002
Latest revision or update: 14 February 2017

Congregation Data


Beth Jacob Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Bishops Street Synagogue


Biscombe Street, Waterloo Road, Hightown, Manchester M8
Previously at Bishop Street, Waterloo Road, Hightown, Manchester M8 (until 1950's)

(The congregation was considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Date Formed:

By 1919(i)

Current Status:

Closed 1969(ii) - merged into North Manchester Synagogue


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Authority:

Hightown is in the centre of Manchester and is now in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).
From 1889 to 1974, the locality was in the county borough of Manchester (a unitary authority), geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Cemetery Information:

See Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Based upon appearance in Jewish Year Book 1920 and Manchester Jewry - A Picture history 1788-1988 by Bill Williams (1988), p. 115.

  • (ii) Based upon a memo dated 8 July 1969 appearing on the marriage register following the last marriage entry on the register, dated 18 June 1967 (although the last marriage in the synagogue was 25 October 1964).


Congregational Records

At Manchester Register Office and Board of Deputies:

At London Metropolitan Archives:
  • 1923-1940 - Membership lists (Ref: acc/ 3121/DO2; LMA Ref: 082)

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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