351-353 Commercial Road(i), Stepney, London E1 2PS (consecrated
Note: there was a Commercial Road Synagogue at 351 Commercial Road in
1919 (according to the Jewish Year Book 1920), which presumably refers
to this congregation.
Bikur Cholim (Visitors
of 42 Lucas (now Lukin) Street(ii), London E1.
Chevra Yisroel (Society of Israel)
of Johnson Street(iii), London E1.
Independent, but with affiliations to the
Federation of Synagogues,
of which it was a member.
A section of members were, and some may still be, affiliated
for burial rights to the
West End Great Synagogue
The congregation claims to be Britain's first Mizrachi (religious
Commercial Road is in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets,
and was previously (until 1 April 1965), in the former Metropolitan Borough of
Commercial Road ran
through a number of civil parishes. It started in the east in the civil
parish of Whitechapel, then it formed the boundary between the civil
parish of Mile End Old Town
(in which was situated the Congregation of Jacob Synagogue) and the
civil parish of St George in the East, then moved fully into the civil
parish of Mile End Old Town, then into the civil parish of Ratcliff, and
finally into the civil parish of Limehouse. The civil parish of Ratcliff
was abolished in 1921, being absorbed into Limehouse and the other civil
parishes mentioned were abolished in 1927, being absorbed into Stepney
Borough parish, which was abolished in 1965.