the former

Chevrah Torah Synagogue

Princelet Street, London E1




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Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Chevrah Torah Synagogue

Alternative Name:

London Chevra Torah Synagogue


64 Princelet Street (previously known as 32 Booth Street), London E1.

Previously 20 Booth Street, London E1. (until at least 1905)

(Location: The eastern 500 feet of Princelet Street (namely, that part east of Brick Lane), which included this synagogue, was previously known as Booth Street, and runs parallel with Heneage Street to the South.

Princelet Street itself (previously known as Princes Street), in London's East End, was originally only some 300 feet long, lying solely to the west of Brick Lane. )

Date Founded:


Current Status:

Closed, after 1956


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues
Also in 1940's was also associated with the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations.

Membership Data:

1905 - 180 members (source)

1915 - 150 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

The locality is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Princelet Street / Booth Street were in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) in the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Although most of Booth Street was within the civil parish of Spitalfields, the most easterly 50 feet, which probably number 32, was in the civil parish of Mile End New Town. Both of these civil parishes were abolished in 1921, being absorbed into the civil parish of Whitechapel, which itself was abolished in 1927 to be absorbed into Stepney Borough parish (until that parish's abolition in 1965).

Registration Districts:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
Since 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which now holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

List of UOHC Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




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