the former

Atereth Zvi Beth Hamedresh

Upper Clapton, London E5




Page created: 11 June 2007
Latest revision or update: 15 March 2015

Congregation Data


Atereth Zvi Beth Hamedrash  (or Beth Hamedrash Atereth Zvi)

Former Name:

Damesek Eliezer Beth Hamedrash (or Beth Hamedrash Damesek Eliezer) until late 1960's  or 1970


121 Clapton Common, Upper Clapton, London E5 9AB

(Location: Clapton Common is a three-quarters of a mile section of the A107 running northwest from Upper Clapton Road to the road Stamford Hill (A10). Clapton Common forms part of the actual boundary between Stamford Hill and Upper Clapton, although the boundary has became blurred in recent years. The North London district of Stamford Hill extending into Upper Clapton, as well as parts of Stoke Newington, Tottenham and some other adjoining areas, include the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe, who generally tend to identify as being part of the greater Stamford Hill community.)

Date Founded:

 Early-mid 1950's (source)

Current Status:

 Closed early 1980 (source)

However, may have been succeeded by Beth Hamedrash Imrey Chaim D'Chasidey Vishnitz-Monsey, which subsequently used same premises.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A synagogue associated with the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (UOHC).

Local Government Districts:

In common with most of the Stamford Hill/Upper Clapton area, Cazenove Road and Amhurst Road are now in the London Borough of Hackney, an Inner London Borough created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously both roads were in the somewhat smaller former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration District:

Since 1 July 1837 - Hackney

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Congregations in Stamford Hill, Hackney and Neighbourhood

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Other Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of UOHC Congregations

Explanations of Terms Used




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