the former

Goulston Street Synagogue

London E1




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Latest revision or update: 24 February 2015

Congregation Data


Goulston Street Synagogue

Alternative Names:

Hebrath Menahem Abelim Nishmas Adam
(or Menahem Abelim Nishmas Adam Chevra)


Goulston Street, London E1

Originally in White's Row, London E1

(Location: Goulston Street, in London's East End, runs south some 800 feet from Wentworth Street to Whitechapel High Road, parallel with Middlesex Street, just to the west and Old Castle Street, to the east.

White's Row, some 600 feet to the north of Goulston Street, runs 400 feet west from Commercial Street to Bell Lane, opposite Fashion Street and parallel with Brushfield Street, to the north.)

Date Founded:

Prior to 1870 (source)

Current Status:

Closed, not known when. However, it was not listed in Geoffrey Alderman's "The Federation of Synagogues 1887-1987" as one of the London congregations founded prior to 1881, whereas this congregation was already in existence by 1870.


Orthodox - Ashkenazi


Not known

Date Founded:

1870 - 112 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

Goulston Street and White's Row are now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

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

Goulston Street was within the civil parish of Whitechapel and White's Row was within the civil parish of Spitalfield, both of which were in the former County of Middlesex until 1889 and, from 1856 to 1900, were constituents of the Whitechapel District.

The civil parish of Spitalfields was 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 would now hold the registers, if any)

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

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