the former

Old Montague Street Synagogue

Chevrah Shass

London E1




Page created: 10 December 2006
Latest revision or update: 25 February 2015

Congregation Data


Old Montague Street Synagogue

Alternative Name:

Chevrah Shass Synagogue


42 (formerly 36) Old Montague Street, London E1

(Location: Old Montague Street (about one-third of a mile long), in London's East End, is the eastern continuation of Wentworth Street, extending east from Brick Lane and Osborn Street to Vallance Road (the southern section of whish was previously known as Baker's Row), running parallel to Whitechapel Road (some 300 feet to the south).

The synagogue was situated about 300 feet from the beginning of the road, on the southern side of the street, with the former Green Dragon Yard to the west and the former Black Lion Yard and Eastington Buildings  to the east.)

Date Founded:

By 1896 (source)

Current Status:

Closed, after 1956




An affiliated synagogue of the Federation of Synagogues. Was also apparently affiliated for a short while to the Eastern Jewry Community (or Synagogues)

Membership Data:

1896  -  150 members (source)

1905  -  160 members (source)

1915  -  190 members (source)

Local Government Districts:

Old Montague Street is now in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

Previously, Old Montague Street was in the Metropolitan Borough of Stepney (established 1900) within the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

The western section of Old Montague Street (which included the synagogue) was in the civil parish of Whitechapel, the central section formed the boundary between the civil parish of Whitechapel and the civil parish of Mile End New Town and the eastern section was in the civil parish of Mile End New Town. Both civil parishes were in the former County of Middlesex until 1889 and each formed a constituent part of the Whitechapel District from 1856 to 1900

The civil parish of Mile End New Town 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 now holds the registers)

Other Congregation Information

  • Synagogue & Other Records:

    • Marriage Register (first entry 8 June 1902; last entry 27 December 1942) deposited with Tower Hamlets Register Office (ref: s37).
      The Board of Deputies (ref:16/37a/1) also holds a copy of the register and gives the reason for cessation as "amalgamated".

  • Bibliography:

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Jewish Congregations of the London East End

Greater London home page

List of Federation of Synagogues Congregations

Explanation of Terms Used




About JCR-UK   |   JCR-UK home page  |   Contact JCR-UK Webmaster

JGSGB  JewishGen

Terms and Conditions, Licenses and Restrictions for the use of this website:

This website is owned by JewishGen and the Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain. All material found herein is owned by or licensed to us. You may view, download, and print material from this site only for your own personal use. You may not post material from this site on another website without our consent. You may not transmit or distribute material from this website to others. You may not use this website or information found at this site for any commercial purpose.

Copyright © 2002 - 2024 JCR-UK. All Rights Reserved