the former

Chechenover Synagogue

(TChechanover Synagogue)

London E5 and E1




Page created: 11 June 2007
Latest revision or update: 11 November 2017

Congregation Data


Chechenover Synagogue (also spelled Tchechanover Synagogue)

Alternative Names:

Sons of Abraham and Remembrance of Jacob Synagogue

Sons of Abraham and Remembrance of Jacob Tchechenover Synagogue

Last Address:

in North London (from c. 1962):

38 Ickburgh Road, Upper Clapton, London E5.

(Location: Ickburgh Road is about 700 feet long and runs west from Upper Clapton Road (A107), opposite Clapton main-line railway station. The North London district of Upper Clapton, together with adjacent Stamford Hill, to its west, and some adjoining areas, includes the largest concentration of Haredi Jews in Europe.)

Former Addresses:

in London's East End:

from early 1930's until c. 1962:

18 Fieldgate Street, London E1.

(Location: Fieldgate Street (about one-fifth of a mile long) lies to the south of Whitechapel Road and forks off east from Whitechapel Road to New Road. The eastern half of the street was previously known as Charlotte Street.)

from at least late 1920's to early 1930's:

26 Old Montague Street, London London E1.

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

The synagogue was situated on the southern side of the street just to the east of  the former Green Dragon Yard.

Current Status:

Closed mid 1980's(source)

Date Formed:

Reputedly from about 1896


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Initially independent (but may have become member of the Federation of Synagogues). Subsequently associated the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations (the UOHC) from 1920's.

Local Government Districts:

in the East End:

Fieldgate Street and Old Montague Street 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) within the County of London (established 1889), both of which entities were abolished in 1965.

Fieldgate Street and the western section of Old Montague Street (which included the synagogue) were both within the civil parish of Whitechapel, which was abolished in 1927 and absorbed into Stepney.

in North London:

Ickburgh Road is in the London Borough of Hackney , created on 1 April 1965, within the administrative area of Greater London.

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

Registration Districts:

East End:

From 1 July 1837 - Whitechapel
From 1 January 1926 - Stepney
From 1 January 1983 - Tower Hamlets (which may hold earlier registers.)

North London:

From 1 July 1837 - Hackney (which should hold later registers.)

Other Congregation Information

Street Directory of Synagogues in East End and City of London

Street Directory of Congregations in Stamford Hill, Hackney and Neighbourhood

List of UOHC Congregations

Jewish Congregations in the City & East End of London

Jewish Congregations in the London Borough of Hackney

Other Jewish Congregations in Greater London

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