Montefiore Synagogue

Ramsgate, Thanet, Kent




Page created: 18 April 2003
Latest revision or update: 3 September 2017

Ramsgate Synagogue
Montefiore Synagogue, Ramsgate
David Newman 2017

Congregation Data


Montefiore Synagogue

Also known as:

Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue, Ramsgate


Hereson, Honeysuckle Road, Ramsgate CT11

Jewish Heritage Listings:

The Synagogue and adjacent outbuilding is a Grade II* Listed Building, listed on 13 August 1968 (number 1051632). See Historic England Listing & Description.

The Entrance Gate with gatepiers to north west of Montefiore Synagogue (circa 1870) is a Grade II Listed Building, listed on 13 October 1999 (number 1378741). See Historic England Listing & Description.

Gentlemans Toilet at Montefiore Synagogue and Mausoleum is a Grade II Listed Building, listed on 10 September 2003 (number 1390615). See Historic England Listing & Description.

Current Status:


Date Formed:

Founded in 1833 by Sir Moses Montefiore Bart and Lady Judith Montefiore, his wife, "in commemoration of the happy event of their first visit to the Holy City of Jerusalem." The synagogue was consecrated 17 June 1832.


Orthodox Sephardi (Spanish & Portuguese Rite)


An affiliate of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation

Cemetery Information:

Since 1872, the Congregation has used the Ramsgate Jewish Cemetery, Upper Dumpton Park Road. Prior thereto, Congregation members generally used the Sephardi cemeteries in London's End Cemeteries. (For details, see Cemetery Information on the Ramsgate Community home page)



On-line Articles relating to this Congregation



Congregational Records

Registration District (BDM):

  • Kent (since 1 April 2004) - Register Office email

  • Previous Registration Districts:
       Thanet with Dover - from 1 April 1998 to 1 April 2004
       Thanet - from founding of congregation to 1 April 1998.
       (All registers would now be held by current office.)

Synagogue Records:

  • Synagogue Records - Certain records are held by:
    Hon. Archivist of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Congregation
    2 Ashworth Road, London W9 1JY

Ramsgate Jewish Community home page


List of Synagogues of the Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation

Jewish Congregations in Kent

Jewish Communities of England home page



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