the former

Hightown Central Synagogue

Hightown, Manchester




Page created: 19 October 2007
Latest update or revision: 21 February 2017

Congregation Data


Hightown Central Synagogue


Elderberry Street (previously know as Elm Street, until mid/late 1950's), Hightown, Cheetham, Manchester M8

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

Former Addresses:

Previously 98 Herbert Street, Hightown, Cheetham,  Manchester M8 (until early 1930's)

Date Formed:

By 1915(i)

Current Status:

Closed, late 1960's or in 1970(ii)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Authority:

Hightown is in the centre of Manchester, in a locality which is now part of 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 City of 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 earliest appearance in Jewish Year Books.

  • (ii) Based upon latest appearance in Jewish Year Books. However, last marriage in marriage register was in 1962 and marriage register was closed in 1967.


Congregational Records

At Manchester Register Office and Board of Deputies:

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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