The New Synagogue

City of London, London EC3

and Stamford Hill, London N16




Page created: 18 August 2006
Latest revision or update: 16 August 2017

Egerton Road Chesidei Bobov Synagogue
The former New Synagogue in Egerton Road,
now Kehal Chasidey Bobov Beth Hamedrash
David Newman 2017

Congregation Data


The New Synagogue


in City of London:

1761 to 1837 - Bricklayers' Hall (Buckler's Hall, later known as Sussex Hall), Leadenhall Street (opposite ), London EC3.

1838 to 1911 - Great St. Helens Street, London EC3.

in Stamford Hill:

March 1915 to 1987 - Egerton Road, Stamford Hill, London N16 6UB

From 1987 - In 1987, the synagogue building was sold to the Bobov Chasidic Community (and is used as Chasidey Bobov D'Ohel Naphtali and Yeshiva Bnei Zion Beth Hemedrash).

The much-shrunken congregation continues to meet in Egerton Road, at the Victoria Community Centre.

Street Locations:

Leadenhall Street runs east from Aldgate for about one-quarter of a mile to Bishopsgate / Gracechurch Street. The synagogue was to the south of Leadenhall Street, about 300 yards from the eastern end of the street, opposite Creechurch Lane.

Great St. Helens Street (a 300 feet cul-de sac) runs east from Bishopsgate, about 500 feet to the north of Leadenhall Street.

Egerton Road (about 900 feet long) runs east from the road Stamford Hill, just to the north of, and parallel with, Clapton Common. The North London district of Stamford Hill, together with adjacent Upper Clapton (to its east) and some adjoining areas, includes the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe.

Current Status:

Active (in Stamford Hill), but now longer meets in the synagogue building, see above

Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


One of the original five synagogues that formed the United Synagogue in 1870, of which it remains a constituent member.


Bayswater Synagogue was a branch (jointly with the Great Synagogue) of the New Synagogue from 1863 to 1870.

Membership Data:

In 1845 there were 185 ba'alai batim and 266 seatholders (Chief Rabbi's Questionnaire)

Number of male seat-holders to 1970(i):























Number of male seat-holders subsequent to 1970(ii):







Local Government District:

in the City:

Leadenhall Street and Great St. Helens Street are in the City of London (within the administrative area of Greater London since 1 April 1965).

Until the abolition in 1908 of civil parishes in the City, the eastern section of Leadenhall Street was in the parish of St. Katherine Cree, in the Aldgate Ward, and Great St. Helens Street was in the parish of St. Helen, in the Bishopsgate Ward Within.

in Stamford Hill:

Egerton Road is in the London Borough of Hackney , created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Registration Districts (BDM):

for the City:

City of London (from 1 July 1837) - Register Office website

for Stamford Hill:

Hackney (since relocation of congregation) - Register Office website


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

Of particular note is the Brady Street Cemetery, opened by the New Synagogue in 1761 and subsequently also used by Great Synagogues. It was closed in 1858

Also, note the discussion on Burial Registers of the New Synagogue (on the IAJGS Cemetery Project website)

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), pages 216/7. 

  • (ii) The Lost Synagogues of London by Peter Renton (2004), page 47


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

Seatholders Lists

1885 (296 records);
1899 (332 records);
1910 (244 records).
1933 (1,012 records).

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


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


 on Third Party Websites

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Street Directory of Congregations in Stamford Hill, Hackney and Neighbourhood

Jewish Congregations in the City of London

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Other Jewish Congregations in Greater London

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