the former

Plotsker Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 17 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 25 February 2015

Congregation Data


Plotsker Synagogue


45 Commercial Road, London E1, from at least 1919, although previous address may have been 90 Commercial Road (the address of a Commercial Road Synagogue shown in Jewish Year Books).

(Location: Commercial Road is a major thoroughfare in London's East End. Forming part of the A13, it extends east some two miles from Gardiners Corner (Aldgate East Underground Station) in the west to the junction with Burdett Road, Limehouse, in the east, where the road continues as the East India Dock Road.

The synagogue would have been on the north side of Commercial Road, close to Adler (formerly Union) Street.)

Date Founded:

By 1919  - There was a Plotzker Synagogue in Widegate Street already founded by 1870, but it is presumed that this was a different congregation.

Current Status:

Closed after 1930


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1919  -  90 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

The locality was previously in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) within the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

45 Commercial Road was close to the boundary between the civil parish of Whitechapel and the civil parish of Mile End Old Town. Both civil parishes were in the former County of Middlesex until 1889 and were abolished in 1927 by absorption into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel or Mile End Old Town
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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