the former

Cracow Synagogue





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Latest revision or update: 16 July 2017

Congregation Data


Cracow Synagogue

Former Name:

Cracow Chevra (Cracow Hebrew Society)


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

Date Formed:

January 1868(i)

Current Status:

Merged in 1915 with Hightown Synagogue to form Hightown & Cracow Synagogue (now defunct)


The objects of the Cracow Chevra were "holding devine services on Sabbath and Festivals; relief of Members during week of mourning; providing minyan at house of mourning, etc."


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Local Authority:

Manchester and is now in the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester, within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester (which no longer has any administrative powers).
From 1889 to 1974, the locality was in the county borough of Manchester (a unitary authority), geographically (though 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) Jewish Directory for 1874, p. 76.


Ancillary Institution

  • Cracow Benevolent Society (founded by 1874).


Other Information

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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