the former

Montague Road Beth Hamedrash

Dalston, London E8




Page created: 6 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 23 October 2017

Former Montague Road Beth Hamedrash
The former Montague Road Beth Hamedrash, now boutique apartments.
© David Newman 2017

Congregation Data


Montague Road Beth Hamedrash


62 Montague Road, Dalston, London E8

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed, after 1966 (merged into West Hackney Synagogue). The former synagogue building is now a block of boutique flats. The frontage still retains Hebrew inscriptions (see below).


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An affiliated synagogue to the Federation of Synagogues.

Selected Ministers:

Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz - from 1917 to 1932(i)

Rabbi Eliyahu Dessler - from about 1935(ii)

Membership Data:

1915 - 200 seatholders(iii)

Local Government Districts:

The northeast London district of Dalston is in the London Borough of Hackney and was previously (until 1 April 1965) in the somewhat smaller former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney.(iv)

Registration District (BDM):

Hackney (since founding of congregation) - Register Office website


For Federation of Synagogues cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Rabbi Jacob Rabinowitz, who was the father of Rabbi Louis Rabinowitz, was minister following his move from Edinburgh.

  • (ii) Rabbi Dessler is first listed in the Jewish Year Book 1936. He later went on to found the Gateshead Kolel.

  • (iii) Jewish Year Book 1916.

  • (iv) The London Borough of Hackney, an Inner London Borough within the Greater London administrative area, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney with the smaller Metropolitan Boroughs of Stoke Newington and Shoreditch. These areas had been within the (then abolished) County of London (established in 1899).


Montague Road Beit Hamedrash inscription
The lettering that still appears clearly on the facade to the building,
which reads in Hebrew "Montague Road Beth Hamedrash"
© David Newman 2017

Bibliography, On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this Congregation



List of Congregations in the Federation of Synagogues

Street Directory of Synagogues in Stamford Hill, Clapton and Neighbourhood

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

Greater London home page



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