Croydon & District Synagogue

Croydon, Surrey




Page created: 25 October 2006
Latest revision or update: 25 January 2018

Congregation Data


Croydon & District Synagogue(i)

Former Names:

Croydon & District Hebrew Congregation (from 1947 until 1954)

Croydon Hebrew Congregation (until 1947)


The Almonds, Shirley Oaks Road, Croydon CR0 8YW
Previously, 30 Elmwood Road, West Croydon
prior to then, 38 Croydon Grove, West Croydon (until 1920's)

Current Status:


Date Formed:

About 1908(ii)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues since the 1920's, subsequently becoming a constituent synagogue.

Breakway Congregation:

In 1947, members of the congregation living in the area of Addiscombe broke away to form the Addiscombe and District Synagogue. In 1954, unity was restored and congregations were reunited.

Local Government Districts:

The large town of Croydon is in the London Borough of Croydon and was previously (until 1 April 1965) in the former County Borough of Croydon, geographically in the County of Surrey.

London bibliography

Registration District (BDM):

Croydon (since formation of the Congregation)(iii) - Register Office website


For Federation of Synagogues cemeteries, see Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) This name was adopted when the Addiscombe & District Synagogue was reunited with congregation - see the section entitled "Breakaway Conregation".

  • (ii) Based upon the congregations first appearance in the Jewish Year Book 1909.

  • (iii) The London Borough of Croydon, an Outer London Borough, was created on 1 April 1965 upon the merger of the former County Borough of Croydon (a unitary authority geographically in the county of Surrey) with the Unban District of Coulson and Purley, also then part of Surrey. 

List of Congregations in the Federation of Synagogues

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Croydon

Jewish Congregations in Greater London (other than East End)

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