the former

Fashion Street Synagogue

London E1




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Congregation Data


Fashion Street Synagogue

Other Congregations with same name:

Several earlier congregations had also been known as the Fashion Street Synagogue, including:

Chevra Mikrah (until 1898); and

Chevra Bikkur Cholim (until 1899).


Fashion Street, London E1.

According to Daniel Appleby - "Service and Scandal: the life and times of an immigrant Jewish Clergyman", p. 87, this was at No. 45, previously the address of the Yanover Synagogue. However, the Jewish Year Book 1906 gives the address of the Fashion Street Synagogue as "New Court" Fashion Street.

(Location: Fashion Street (some 600 feet long), in London's East End, runs east from Commercial Street to Brick Lane, parallel with Fournier Street, 300 feet to the north. Flower & Dean Street used to run parallel 200 feet to the south but this no longer exists.

Fashion Street takes its name from the Huguenot family, Fossan, who developed this area.)

Date Founded:

By 1905 (source)


Affiliated with the Federation of Synagogues.

In December 1905, the board minutes of the Federation approved admission of the Fashion Street Synagogue (Daniel Appleby - "Service and Scandal: the life and times of an immigrant Jewish Clergyman", p. 87). This was some years after the earlier congregations bearing this name had merged with other synagogues.

Current Status:

Closed, by 1915 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi

Membership Data:

1905  -  80 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

Previously, Fashion 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 Spitalfields, which was  abolished in 1921, being absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel, which itself was abolished in 1927 to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
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

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