"Kovno" Chevra

London E.1.




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Congregation Data


"Kovno" Chevra


Catherine Wheel Alley, London E1.

(Location: Catherine Wheel Alley is a short narrow street in the City of London, running west from what is now the northern section of Middlesex Street (which forms the border with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets) in the direction of Bishopsgate. Previously, Catherine Wheel Alley ran along the back of, and parallel with, Windsor Street (now a short section of Middlesex Street).)

Date Founded:

By 1887 (source)

Current Status:

Closed, presumably by 1896, as the congregation is not listed in the first Jewish Year Book 1896-1897.


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


One of the 21 or 22 original members of the Federation of Synagogues formed on 6 November 1887 (listed by V. D. Lipman in his "Social History of the Jews in England 1850-1950" - pp 120-121), although it does not appear to have been one of the congregations that attended the meeting of 16 October 1887 at which it was agreed to form the Federation.

Local Government Districts:

Catherine Wheel Alley is in the ward of Bishopsgate Ward Without of the City of London, within the administrative area of Greater London since 1965. Until the abolition in 1908 of civil parishes in the City, it was within the parish of St. Botolph Without Bishopsgate.

Registration District:

Since 1 July 1837 - City of London (which should hold the registers, if any)

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations in the City of London and London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

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