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Whitechapel Road Synagogue

London E1




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

Congregation Data


Whitechapel Road Synagogue


192 Whitechapel Road, London E1.

(Location: Whitechapel Road, in London's East End, is the two-third of a mile section of the A11 that runs (east-west) between Whitechapel High Street and Mile End Road.)

Date Founded:

By 1905 (source)

Current Status:

Closed 1930, amalgamated with Vine Court Synagogue (stated as reason for cessation of marriage register).


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1905  -    60 members (source)

1915  -  100 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

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

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

Whitechapel Road was also in the civil parish of Whitechapel, which 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

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Marriage Register (first entry 4 August 1907; last entry 22 January 1930) deposited with Tower Hamlets Register Office (ref: s50).
      The Board of Deputies (ref:16/40a/1) also holds a copy of the register and gives the reason for cessation as "amalgamated with Vine Court".

  • Bibliography:

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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