the former

Jewish Centre Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 24 June 2007
Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Jewish Centre Synagogue


Latest (from early/mid 1940's):

86 Ashfield Street, London E1/

from late 1930's to early/mid 1940's:

22, Sidney Square, London E.1. (this was also the address of Beth Jacob Synagogue.)

to 1930's:

25 Lower Chapman Street, London E.1.

Street Locations:

Ashfield Street (formerly Rutland Street) lies to the east of New Road, in the London East End, and runs east-west for about one-quarter mile parallel to, and just to the south of, Stepney Way (formerly known as Oxford Street).

Sidney Street, to the east of Ashfield Street, runs north, for about a third of a mile, from Commercial Road (A13) to the junction of Cambridge Heath Road (A107) with Whitechapel Road and Mile End Road (A11). It is parallel to Jubilee Street, to the east, and Cavell Street, to the west.

Lower Chapman Street no longer exist and its approximate position is that of present-day Bigland Street. It ran east for about 900 feet from Canon Street Road, parallel to, and about 400 feet to the north of, Upper Chapman Street (now Chapman Street).

Date Founded:

Early 1930's

Current Status:

Closed in late 1950's (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


A synagogue associated with the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (UOHC).

Local Government Districts:

All the above mentioned streets are now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

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

Registration Districts:

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 UOHC Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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