the former

Kehol Chesidim Synagogue

Whitechapel, London E.1.




Page created: 5 August 2007
Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Kehol Chasidim Synagogue


5 Old Montague Street, Whitechapel, London E1

(Location: Old Montague Street (about one-third of a mile long), in London's East End, is the eastern continuation of Wentworth Street, extending east from Brick Lane and Osborn Street to Vallance Road (the southern section of whish was previously known as Baker's Row), running parallel to Whitechapel Road, some 300 feet to the south.)

Date Founded:

By 1896 (source)

Current Status:

Closed, prior to 1906 (source)

(However, a Kehal Chasidim Synagogue reappears in 1920's affiliated to the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


Affiliated with the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1896 - 60 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

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

The western section of Old Montague Street (which included the synagogue) was in the civil parish of Whitechapel, the central section formed the boundary between the civil parish of Whitechapel and the civil parish of Mile End New Town and the eastern section was in the civil parish of Mile End New Town. Both civil parishes were in the former County of Middlesex until 1889 and each formed a constituent part of the Whitechapel District from 1856 to 1900

The civil parish of Mile End New Town 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 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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