North Salford Synagogue

Salford, Greater Manchester




Page created: 2 March 2002
Latest revision or update: 28 February 2017

Congregation Data(i)


North Salford Synagogue (from 1941)

Alternative or Former Names:

Vine Street Synagogue (from 1953 to present)
Ramsgate Street Synagogue
(1914 to 1953)
New Roumanian Synagogue
- Beis Hakenesses Beis Yisroel (from 1914 to 1941)
Roumanian Synagogue
(until 1914)
New Roumanian Sephardic Synagogue (1899 until 1914)
Kenesses Beis Yaakov (alternative name from 1899)
Roumanian Shul (or Shleibel)


2 Vine Street (corner Bury New Road), Kersal, Salford, M7 0NX(ii)

(The congregation is considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Former Addresses:

Ramsgate Street, Lower Broughton, Salford, M7, from at 1914 until 1953 consecrated by Haham Moses Gaster in 1919).

68a Waterloo Road, Manchester M8, from 1905 to 1914.

Bridden Street, Strangeways, Manchester, from 1888 to 1905.

Current Status:


Date Formed:

1888, consecrated in 1889(iii)


Ashkenazi Orthodox, but apparently originally used Nusach Sephard




Rabbi Jacob Shachter - 1920 to 1926.

Rabbi David Ochs - 1940 to 1946.

Rabbi Lippa Rabinowitz - 1961 to 2006.

Rabbi Elozor Stefansky - 2008 to present (February 2017).


Rev. Aaron Gross - 1920s to 1960s.

Rev. Shimon Halpern - 1960s.

Rev. Simon Cutler - 1972 to 1997.

Rev Shlomo Chrysler - 1990s to 2008

Rev. Zevi Kraushar - 2008 to present (February 2017)

Breakaway Congregation:

Beis Yisroel Synagogue in Great Ducie Street from 1905 to 1914 (when the congregations reunited)

Membership Data:

Early 1950s - 60 members (Congregation's website)

Marriage Certification:

Worship Number: 64930
Registration District: Salford

Local Authority:

Kersal and Ramsgate Street are both in Salford, in the metropolitan borough of the City of Salford, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).

From 1889 to 1974, Salford was a county borough (a unitary authority), geographically (although not administratively) within the county of Lancashire.

Cemetery Information:

See Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) JCR-UK is grateful to the Congregation's website, which provided much of the data on the Congregation.

  • (ii) Jewish Heritage in England - An Architectural Guide by Sharman Kadish (2006), pp. 151/2, includes a description of the synagogue building in Vine Street.

  • (iii) Manchester Jewry - A Pictorial History 1799-1988 by Bill Williams, p. 25.


On-line Articles and Other Material relating to this Congregation

on Third Party website

  • History of the Congregation on the Congregation's website.

  • Manchester Bibliography, which includes:

    • "A Social History of North Salford Synagogue (Rumanian Shul) based on its Marriage Records" published in Shemot. March 1999 vol. 7/1.

    • Other publications, including those referred to in the footnotes to above Congregation Data, which make reference to this congregation


Congregational Records

At Manchester Register Office:

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the City of Salford (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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