Cricklewood Synagogue

Cricklewood, London N.W.2.




Page created: 11 October 2006
Latest revision or update: 15 October 2015

Leslie Bailey 2008 

A photograph of the former Cricklewood Synagogue, Walm Lane (July 2008),
now converted into an apartment block
Reproduced with the kind permission of Leslie Bailey

Congregation Data


Cricklewood Synagogue

Former Name:

Willesden Green & Cricklewood Hebrew Congregation (until 1931)


131 Walm Lane, Cricklewood, London NW2 3AU  (Foundation laid 1931)

In 1989, the congregation moved from the main synagogue building, which was sold, into an adjoining hall.

Date Formed:

A meeting was held in 1923 to form the congregation.

Current Status:

Closed in about 2005


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A constituent synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1931.

Membership Data:

1931 -   50 male seatholders (source)

1940 - 663 male seatholders (source)

1950 - 742 male seatholders (source)

1960 - 700 male seatholders (source)

1970 - 519 male seatholders (source)

1989 - 153 male members (source)

c2000 - 98 male and 128 female members (source)

Also see below for seatholder records on All-UK Database.

Local Government Districts:

The district of Cricklewood in Northwest London is split between three London Boroughs, the London Borough of Brent (the west, in which the synagogue was situated), the London Borough of Barnet (the northeast) and the London Borough of Camden (the southeast), all created on 1 April 1965 within the administrative area of Greater London.

The western part of Cricklewood was previously in the former Municipal Borough of Willesden  (which was an urban district from 1894, being incorporated as a borough in 1933) in the former County of Middlesex, both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

From 1 October 1909 - Willesden
Since 1 April 1965 - Brent (which would now hold any registers))


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with Cricklewood Synagogue include:

Seatholders Lists

1933 (708 records).

For a list of other London records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.

Article Relating to the Congregation

Press Report on the death of Mr. Nathan Gerstler, 30 January 1941

Other Congregation Information

  • Bibliography:

    • History of the Cricklewood Synagogue. Lieberman B.B. 1956. Published by the congregation

    • The Lost Synagogues of London. Renton, P., 2000 (Tymsder Publications, London) 
       pp. 151-154

    • other Brent sources

    • other London sources


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Brent

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

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