the former

Warsaw Synagogue

(Gun Street Synagogue)

London E1




Page created: 27 July 2007
Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data

Latest Name:

Warsaw Synagogue

Alternative Names:

Gun Street Synagogue

Warsaw Congregation and Benevolent Society

New Warsaw Synagogue (from an appeal in the Jewish Chronicle 24 May 1895)


37A Gun Street, Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1

(Location: Gun Street, in London's East End, was originally some 600 feet long, running north-south from just south of Spital Square to Artillery Street (now part of Artillery Lane), parallel with Steward Street (to the west) and Crispin Street (to the east). Today only the southern 200 feet of the street remain (the section south of Brushfield Street), the northern section having been redeveloped and is part of Spitalfields Market.

Incorporated Congregation:

Glory of Israel Chevra in 1907(source)

(This appears to have been a different congregation from the Glory of Israel and Sons of Klatsk Synagogue, which existed until the 1930's.)

Date Founded:

By 1895 (The lease of 37A Gun Street was dated 31 July 1895, ran from 25 March 1895.)

Current Status:

Closed in 1920's (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1896  -  84 members (source)

1897  -  76 members (source)

1904  -  80 members (source)

1915  -  80 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

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

Gun Street was within the historic Liberty of the Old Artillery Ground (which was in the former County of Middlesex until 1889), which was absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel in 1921, remaining within the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney. The civil parish of Whitechapel was itself abolished in 1927, being absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

From 1856 to 1900, the Liberty of the Old Artillery Ground  was a constituent of the Whitechapel District.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets  (which would now holds the registers, if any)

Other Congregation Informationnnn

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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