the former

Dalston Synagogue

Poet's Road

London N5 (previously N1)




Dalston Synagogue
Dalston Synagogue, following closure
Source: Wikipedia Commons

Congregation Data


Dalston Synagogue


Poet's Road, Canonbury, London N.5 (1885-1967)
Mildmay Road, Kingsland, London N.1 (1876-1884)
A room in Colveston House, Birbeck Road, London E.8 (1874-1876)
(Note: none of the above addresses are actually in Dalston)

Date Formed:


Incorporated Congregations:

Clephane Road Congregation - 1874
North London Synagogue - 1958

Current Status:

Closed - amalgamated in 1967 with Stoke Newington Synagogue (whose predecessor congregation, the New Dalston Synagogue, had been formed in a secession from the Dalston Synagogue in the 1880's)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


A constituent synagogue of the United Synagogue from 1885 until its closure.

Membership Data:

Number of male seat-holders, 1897-1970(i):



















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

Local Government Districts:

Both Poet's Road and Mildmay Road, the addresses where the Synagogue had been situated, are actually just outside Dalston proper (and were in Canonbury and Kingsland) and are within the London Borough of Islington (whereas Dalston proper is in the London Borough of Hackney).(ii) Formerly (until 1 April 1965) they were in the somewhat smaller former Metropolitan Borough of Islington (established in 1900, conterminous with the pre-existing parish of Islington), within the former County of London (established in 1899). Prior to 1899, the parish of Islington was in the former County of Middlesex.

Registration District (BDM):

Islington (since formation of congregation) - Register Office website


For United Synagogue cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the United Synagogue.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) The United Synagogue 1870-1970 by Aubrey Newman (1977), pages 216/7.

  • (ii) The London Borough of Islington, an Inner London Borough within the Greater London administrative area, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the former Metropolitan Boroughs of Islington and Finsbury (both established in 1900). These areas had been within the (then abolished) County of London.

Dalston Synagogue
Interior of former Dalston Synagogue
Source: Wikipedia Commons

 Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database specifically associated with the Dalston Synagogue include:

Seatholders Lists

1899 (419 records);
1910 (419 records);
1933 (392 records).

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

Leading 19th Century Ministers & Officers of the Congregation
Please click on photo to see a larger image
(Reproduced from Dalston Synagogue, An Historcal Sketch by D. Wasserzug, 1910)


Bibliography, On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this Congregation


  • Synagogue Review - South Hackney & Dalston, December 1930 (kindly contributed by Mr. Lewis H Glinert, whose parents were members of the Hackney Synagogue).

  • Selected Bibliography:

    • The Dalston Synagogue - An Historical Sketch by Rev.D. Wasswezug (1910), see below.

    • An Historical Sketch of the Dalston Synagogue 1885-1935 by J. Rabbinowitz (1935).

    • The Lost Synagogues of London by P. Renton (2000), pp. 95-99.

    • The Jewish Communities of Islington, 1730s-1880s by P. Laidlaw (2013) pp.72-87.

    • Other Islington bibliography and sources.

on Third Party's website


List of United Synagogue Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Islington

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Jewish Congregations in Greater London

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Page created: 6 September 2006
Latest revision or update: 6 June 2018



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