West Ham & Upton Park Synagogue

Forest Gate, London E.7.




Page created: 23 July 2006
Latest revision or update: 30 January 2015

Congregation Data

Latest Name:

West Ham and Upton Park Synagogue

Former Names:

West Ham District Synagogue, from 1927 until the incorporation of Upton Park District Synagogue in 1972

West Ham Associate Synagogue from 1907 to 1927

West Ham Hebrew Congregation until 1907


93-95 Earlham Grove, Forest Gate, London E7 9AR (from 1911, rebuilt 1984)

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed - 2004


Ashkenazi Orthodox


An associate synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1907, becoming a district synagogue in 1927, and later a constituent synagogue.

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders, 1870 -1970: (source)









Also see below for seatholder records on All-UK Database.

Local Government Districts:

West Ham is in east London, north of the river Thames, in the London Borough of Newham, created in 1965, situated in the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, the local authority district was the County Borough of West Ham, a unitary authority (created in 1889) geographically (although not administratively) within the County of Essex.

In 1965, the County Borough of West Ham was merged with the County Borough of East Ham and some adjoining areas to form the London Borough Newham.

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - West Ham
Since 1 January 1968  - Newham (which currently holds any registers)


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with this congregation include:

Seatholders Lists

1911 West Ham Synagogue (158 records).

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

Article on the Congregation

'Mach Tsoo de Tir, is a Druff' - an article on the congregation by Harold Pollins

Other Congregation Information


Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Newham

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

Greater London home page

List of United Synagogue Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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