the former

Or Israel Synagogue

Stamford Hill, London N16




Page created: 5 July 2007
Latest revision or update: 19 March 2015

Congregation Data


Or Israel Synagogue (& Talmud Torah)


118 Bethune Road, Stamford Hill, London N16

Previously at 57 Bethune Road, Stamford Hill, London N16 (until about 1948)

(Location: Bethune Road runs southeast for about half a mile from Amhurst Park (from a point about half a mile west of of the road Stanford Hill) to Manor Road. The North London district of Stamford Hill extending into Upper Clapton, parts of Stoke Newington and Tottenham and some other adjoining areas include the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe.)

Date Founded:

Early/mid 1940's (source)

Current Status:

 Closed about 1951 (source)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


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

Local Government District:

Bethune Road is now in the London Borough of Hackney, an Inner London Borough created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously Bethune Road was on the boundary between the former Metropolitan Borough of Hackney and the former Metropolitan Borough of Stoke Newington (both established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), all of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration District:

From 1 July 1837 - Hackney
(Possibly from 1 October 1930 to 30 June 1979 - Stoke Newington)
Since 1 July 1979 - Hackney (which would now hold any registers)

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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