the former

Beth Jacob Synagogue

London E1




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Latest revision or update: 23 January 2015

Congregation Data


Beth Jacob Synagogue


22 Sidney Square, London E1. (This address was at one time also shares with Jewish Centre Synagogue)

(Location: Sidney Street runs north, for about a third of a mile, from Commercial Road (A13) to the junction of Cambridge Heath Road (A107) with Whitechapel Road and Mile End Road (A11). It is parallel to Jubilee Street, to the east, and Cavell Street, to the west.)

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed, about 1948 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


A synagogue associated with the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (UOHC).

The congregation appears to have been closely associated with Beth Israel Synagogue in Stamford Hill, initially sharing the same rabbi as minister from founding of Beth Israel in the 1930's.

Local Authority Districts:

Sidney Street is now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Sidney Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Sidney Street had been part of the civil parish of Mile End Old Town, which was abolished in 1927, to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish, which was abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 October 1857 - Mile End Old Town
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which would now hold any registers)

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of UOHC Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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