the former

New Dalston Synagogue

London E8




Page created: 6 September 2006
Latest revision or update: 5 February 2018

Congregation Data


New Dalston Synagogue


Birkbeck Road, London E.8 (from at least 1887, although the consecration of synagogue (which was on the first floor) and schools or Talmud Torah (on the ground floor) did not take place until 22 June 1888)
Previously, for a short time, worshipped in a Sandringham Road, Dalston, London E.8

Date Formed:

Formed as a secessionist congregation from the Dalston Synagogue in, or some time before, 1887.

Current Status:

Moved in about 1903 and became the Stoke Newington Synagogue (which was actually situated in Dalston) and which closed in 1976.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Although not one of the congregations that attended the meeting of 16 October 1887 to form the Federation of Synagogues, it became one of the original federated synagogues on 6 November 1887, being the only founding member not situated in London's East End.(i)

In 1898, affiliation was sought with the United Synagogue (of which its successor congregation, Stock Newington Synagogue, was a constituent synagogue from 1903.)

Membership Data:

1896 - 135 members(ii)






Mr. L. Freedman (c. 1896)

Mr. H. Goodman (c. 1896)

Revd. C. Davies (c. 1896)

Mr. J. E. Blank (c. 1896)

Local Government Districts:

The northeast London district of Dalston is now in the London Borough of Hackney(iv) and was previously (until 1 April 1965) in the somewhat smaller former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney (established in 1900, almost conterminous with the pre-existing parish of Hackney). Prior to 1889, the parish of Hackney was in the former County of Middlesex.

Registration District (BDM):

Hackney (since founding of congregation) - Register Office website


For period when affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues, see Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues.

For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Social History of the Jews of England by V.D. Lipman, pp.120/1.

  • (ii) Jewish Year Book 1896/97.

  • (iii) Jewish Year Book 1896/97.

  • (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 Boroughs of Hackney, Stoke Newington and Shoreditch. These had been within the (then abolished) County of London (established 1899).


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


  • Selected Bibliography:

    • A Link with the Past - Some Notes on the New Dalston Synagogue and Schools by A. Feldman, 1928.

    • The Lost Synagogues of London by P. Renton (2000), p. 104.

    • Other Hackney bibliography

For Other Information
see under Stoke Newington Synagogue

List of Congregations in the Federation of Synagogues

List of United Synagogue Congregations

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)

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