Biala (Chelkas Yehoshua) Beth Hamedresh

Stamford Hill, London N1.




Page created: 2 June 2007
Latest revision or update: 11 June 2017

Congregation Data


Biala Chelkas Yehoshua Beth Hemedrash

Alternative Names:

Chelkas Yehoshua Beth Hemedrash or

Beth Hemedrash Chelkas Yehoshua


110 Castlewood Road, London N15 6BE

(Location: Castlewood Road is a short road (some 1,100 feet long), running north-south on both sides of Craven Park Road, parallel with, and to the east of, the A10 (Stamford Hill/High Road, Tottenham).

Current Status:


Date Founded:

In about 1992(i).
(However, a Biala Synagogue had existed in Dalston until early 1960's)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


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

Ministers or Rabbis:

Rabbi L. Rabinowitz - from at least 1993 until about 2005.(ii)
Rabbi B. L. Rabinowitz
- from about 2005 until about 2010.(iii)

Local Government District:

Although the actual boundary between the districts of Stamford Hill and South Tottenham has became blurred in recent years, the northern section of Castlewood Road (which includes the synagogue) to the north of Craven Park Road (with an N15 postal district) would appear to be in South Tottenham in the London Borough of Haringey, an Inner London Borough created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

(Whereas the district south of Craven Park Road (with an N16 postal district), would appear to be in Stamford Hill.  is in the London Borough of Hackney.)

The North London district of Stamford Hill extending into Upper Clapton, parts of Tottenham, Stoke Newington and some other adjoining areas, include the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe, who generally tend to identify as being part of a greater Stamford Hill area.)

Registration District:

Since 1 April 1965 - Haringey

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) First appearance in Jewish Year Book for 1993 (or possibly 1992).

  • (ii) Named as the Rabbi of the Congregation in Jewish Year Books from 1993 (or possibly 1992) until 2005.

  • (iii) Named as the Rabbi of the Congregation in Jewish Year Books from 2006 until 2010. Rabbi B.L. Rabinowitz was later shown as rabbi of Beth Hamedrash Biala (Birkas Zvi Biala) from 2011.

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Congregations in Stamford Hill, Hackney and Neighbourhood

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Haringey

Other Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of UOHC Congregations



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