the former

White's Row Synagogue

London E1




Page created: 3 August 2007
Latest revision or update: 7 September 2016

Congregation Data


White's Row Synagogue

Former and Name:

"Soul of Man" Society (Chevra Menacham Avalim Nismas Adam)


2 White's Row, Spitalfields, London E1.

(Location: White's Row, in London's East End, runs 400 feet west from Commercial Street to Bell Lane, opposite Fashion Street and parallel with Brushfield Street, to the north.)

Date Founded:

1860 (source)

Synagogue Objects

"Established for evening and morning worship. Also for Relief during confined mourning"


Current Status:

Closed by 1905 (source)


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues.

Membership Data:

1870  -    70 members (source)

1896  -  110 members (source)

Synagogue had seat capacity for 160 persons (1874)

Local Government Districts:

White's Row is now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, White's Row was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

White's Row was also within the civil parish of Spitalfields (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 Spitalfields was abolished in 1921, being absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel, which itself was abolished in 1927 and 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 now holds the registers, if any)


Cemetery Infformation:

See IAJGS Cemeteries Project - Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues

Note: It is presumed that the references to this congregation, namely in the Jewish Directory for 1874, Lipman's Social History of Jews in England and in the Jewish Year Books commencing 1896-97, are all to the same congregation, but this might not be the case.

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



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