the former

New Road Synagogue

Whitechapel, London E1




Page created: 6 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 30 November 2017

Congregation Data


New Road Synagogue


115 New Road, Whitechapel, London E1

(Location: New Road, a main road in London's East End, is the continuation of Canon Street Road, to its south, and Vallance Road (formerly Baker's Row), to its north.  It extends about 1,200 feet north from Commercial Road to the Whitechapel Road.)

Date Founded:

Consecrated 24 May 1892 (A marble stone commemorating this event, containing a letter, in lapidary form, from the private secretary of Queen Victoria, now stands in the East London Central Synagogue, Nelson Street.)

Current Status:

Closed in 1974. Amalgamated with East London Central Synagogue


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues

Membership Data:

1896  -  145 members (source)

1905  -  153 members (source)

1915  -  151 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

New Road is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, New Road 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 northern third of New Road (some 400 feet), which included the New Street Synagogue, was in the civil parish of Whitechapel, the southern two-thirds being in the civil parish of Mile End Old Town. Both civil parishes, which were in the former County of Middlesex until 1889, were abolished in 1927 by absorption into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965). The civil parish of Whitechapel formed a constituent part of the Whitechapel District from 1856 to 1900.

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

List of Congregations in the Federation of Synagogues

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page




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