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Pelham Street Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 26 July 2007
Latest revision or update: 25 February 2015

Congregation Data


Pelham Street Synagogue


Pelham Street, London E1

(Location: Pelham Street, in London's East End, is now known as Woodseer Street. It ran in an easterly direction from Brick Lane (to the north of, and parallel to, Hanbury Street) for approximately one quarter of a mile.)

Date Founded:

By 1915 (source)

(although some years earlier there was a congregation in Pelham Street known as the Voice of Jacob Chevra)

Current Status:

Closed prior to 1919 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1915 - 130 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

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

The western 400 feet of Pelham Street (until Spital Street) was within the civil parish of Spitalfields, whereas the remainder was within the civil parish of Mile End NewTown. Both these civil parishes were 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 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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