the former

Hope Street Synagogue

("Sons of Covenant" Friendly Society)

London E1




Page created: 3 August 2007
Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Hope Street Synagogue

Alternative Name:

'Sons of Covenant" Friendly Society  (B'nei Brit Chevra)


Hope Street, London E1.

(Location: Hope Street, in London's East End, no longer exists. The street was initially renamed  Monthope Street, but the area has been redeveloped. (A Monthope Road now runs a right-angles to the former Hope/Monthope Street.) Hope Street was a short road (150 feet long), running north from Old Montague Street to Finch Street (also no longer exists) 200 feet to the west of Casson Street.)

Date Founded:

Early to mid 1880

Current Status:

Closed, prior to 1905 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


One of the congregations that attended the meeting of 16 October 1887 to form the Federation of Synagogues, and became one of the original federated synagogues on 6 November 1887. 

Membership Data:

1896  -  104 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

The locality is now in the  London Borough of Tower Hamlets, 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.

Hope Street was also within the civil parish of Whitechapel (which was in the former County of Middlesex until 1889) and which, from 1856 to 1900, was a constituent of the Whitechapel District.

The civil parish of Whitechapel was abolished in 1927, being absorbed into Stepney Borough parish, which itself was abolished 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

Explanation of Terms Used




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