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Commercial Road Synagogue

Commercial Road, London E1




Page created: 22 July 2007
Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Commercial Road Synagogue


90 Commercial Road, London E1 (in about 1915)
(Note: According to Jewish Jew Book 1920, there was a Commercial Road Synagogue at 351 Commercial Road, London E1 in about 1919. As this is the address of Congregation of Jacob Synagogue, from at least 1921, it is presumed that the reference is to such congregation.)

(Location: Commercial Road is a major road in London's East End. Forming part of the A13, it extends east some two miles from Gardiners Corner (Aldgate East Underground Station) in the west to the junction with Burdett Road, Limehouse, in the east, where the road continues as the East India Dock Road.)

The synagogue would have been on the south side of Commercial Road.

Membership Data:

By 1915 (source)

Current Status:

Does not appear in Jewish Year Books after about 1916, but may have been succeeded by Commercial Road Great Synagogue (at 262 Commercial Road) or, more probably, Plosker Synagogue (45 Commercial Road), although these may have been separate congregations.


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1915  - 100 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

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

Until 1927, the southern side of this section of Commercial Road was part of the civil parish of St George in the East (abolished in 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 now holds the 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 Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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