the former

Austrian Synagogue





Page created: 25 October 2007
Latest revision or update: 14 February 2017

Congregation Data


Austrian Synagogue (formerly the Austrian Chevra)


68a Waterloo Road, Manchester M8 (from at least 1915)

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

Former Addresses:

Briddon Street, Strangeways, Manchester M3

Date Formed:

By 1905(i)

Current Status:

Closed about 1956(ii), by which time the building in Waterloo Road was already demolished and the congregation could not obtain another building.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Authority:

The congregation was in the centre of Manchester, which is now part of the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester (now within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers).
From 1889 to 1974, Manchester was a county borough (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 1906.

  • (ii) Based upon a memo dated 30 June 1956 appearing on the marriage register following the last marriage entry on the register, dated 5 January 1955 (although the last marriage in the synagogue was 27 April 1947).


Congregational Records

At Manchester Register Office and Board of Deputies:

  • Marriage Registers 1909-1955 (MRO Ref: 519; BoD Ref: 17/2a/1). For certain data, including ancillary notes, extracted from the registers and provided to JCR-UK, see the Austrian Synagogue Marriage Register Data.

At London Metropolitan Archives:
  • 1931-1956 - Membership lists (Ref: acc/ 3121/DO2 - LMA Ref: 080)

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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