the former

Buross Street Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 12 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 23 February 2015

Congregation Data


Buross Street Synagogue


47a Buross Street, Commercial Road, London E1.

(Location: Buross Street, in London's East End, runs south 500 feet long from Commercial Road, some 700 feet east of Cannon Street Road, almost opposite Philpot Street.)

Date Founded:

By 1905 (source)

Current Status:

Closed, prior to 1956, incorporated into Nelson Street Sphardish Synagogue


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1905 - 50 members (source)

1915 - 63 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

Previously, Buross 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. The locality was also within the civil parish of St George in the East, abolished 1927 to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish, which was abolished 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - St George in the East
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which would now hold the registers, if any)

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 Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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