the former

South-West London Synagogue

(formerly Wandsworth & Balham Synagogue)

Wandsworth Common, London SW11




Page created: 22 October 2006
Latest revision or update: 6 March 2015

                                                      Leslie Bailey 2008

A photograph of the former South West London Synagogue, 104 Bolingbroke Road (March 2008)
Reproduced with kind permission of Leslie Bailey

Congregation Data

Latest Name:

South West London Synagogue

Former Name:

Wandsworth & Balham Synagogue (until about 1927)

Last Address:

104 Bolingbroke Grove, Wandsworth Common, Wandworth, London SW11 1DA

Former Address:

Previously, from 1913 until 1915, at 77 Bolingbroke Grove, Wandworth, London SW11.

Formation & Mergers:

Formed in about 1913 by the merger of the following congregations: 

Balham & Tooting Hebrew Congregation
of 47 Boundary Road, Balham, SW12
(formed prior to 1911)

Wandsworth & Battersea Hebrew Congregation
of 563 York Road, Wandsworth, SW11
(formed prior to 1911)

Current Status:

Closed 1997


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An associate synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1927, becoming a district synagogue in 1935, and later a constituent synagogue.

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders: (source)









Local Government Districts:

Wandsworth and Balham, neighbour districts in South London, are in the London Borough of Wandsworth, established on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, they were in the former Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth  (established 1900), within the former County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Registration Districts:

Since at least 1 April 1901 - Wandsworth

Other Congregation Information


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Wandsworth

Other Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Explanations of Terms Used




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