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Vine Court Synagogue

Whitechapel, London E1




Page created: 6 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 25 November 2017

Congregation Data


Vine Court Synagogue


Vine Court, Whitechapel, London E1.

(Location: Vine Court is a short street situated at the northern end of New Road, almost on the corner of the south side of Whitechapel Road and the west side of New Road.)

Date Founded:

September 1892, as successor congregation to the "Kovno" Chevra  (source)

Incorporated Congregations:

Jerusalem Hevra

Whitechapel Road Synagogue (1930)

Greenfield Road Synagogue (about 1941)

Current Status:

Closed in 1965 (although last entry in marriage register was in 1963). Amalgamated with Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the  Federation of Synagogues from at least 1896.

Membership Data:

1896  -   100 members (source)

1905  -   115 members (source)

1915  -   114 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

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

Vine Court was also within the civil parish of Whitechapel (which was in the former County of Middlesex until 1889) and which, from 1856 to 1900, was a constituent of the Whitechapel District.

The civil parish of Whitechapel was abolished in 1927, being absorbed into Stepney Borough parish, which itself was abolished in 1965.

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

  • Survey of London website - contributions relating to this congregation:

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Five Marriage Registers (first entry 19 February 1899; last entry 20 January 1963) are deposited with Tower Hamlets Register Office (ref: s55).
      The Board of Deputies also holds a copy of the following registers: 1911-1931 (ref:16/24a/1); 1932-1940 (ref:16/24a/2); and 1940-1958 (ref:16/24a/3 and 16/241/4).

  • Bibliography:

  • Cemetery 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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