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Philpot Street Great Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 12 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 25 February 2015

Congregation Data


Philpot Street Great Synagogue

(also known simply as the Philpot Street Synagogue)


44 Philpot Street, London E1.

(Location: Philpot Street, in London's East End, runs some 600 feet north from Commercial Road to Ashfield Street (formerly Rutland Street), lying about 200 feet to the east of New Road. It originally extended a little further north, to Newark Street.)

The synagogue was on the eastern side of Philpot Street, between Varden Street and Rutland Street (now Ashfield Street), and opposite the Philpot Street Sphardish Synagogue (at number 39). At one time, there was also a synagogue at 44B Philpot Street, the Ohavei Emeth Synagogue. 

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed in or after 1957. (source)

Amalgamated with Nelson Street Sphardish Synagogue


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1915 - 323 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

Philpot Street is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created in 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Philpot 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.

Philpot Street had also been part of the civil parish of Mile End Old Town, which was abolished in 1927, to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish, which was abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 October 1857 - Mile End Old Town
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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