the former

Coulsdon and Purley Jewish Society

Coulsdon, Croydon, Surrey




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 Congregation Data


Coulsdon and Purley Jewish Society


Methodist Hall Brighton Road, Coulsdon, Surrey

Date Formed:

About 1946(i)

Current Status:

Closed - after 1947(ii)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Was affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues

Officers (c. 1946)(iii):

Chairman: S.S. Alexander.

Vice Chairman: J. Rabin

Treasurer: Dr. S. Davis

Hon. Secretary: Mrs. C. Lee

Local Government District:

Coulson, in South London, is now in the London Borough of Croydon and was previously (until 1 April 1965) in the Urban District of Coulson and Purley.(iv)

London Bibliography

Registration District (BMD):

Croydon(v)  - Link to Register Office website


For Federation of Synagogues cemeteries (including search of burial records), see under Cemeteries of the Federation of Synagogues.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Based upon listing in Jewish Year Book 1947, but not in previous (1945/6) edition. However, the congregation may have been established earlier (during World War II), being omitted from 1945/ edition in error. There were no Jewish Year Books during the period of the war.

  • (ii) Not listed inJewish Year Book 1948.

  • (iii) Jewish Year Book 1947.

  • (iv) 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.

  • (v) The former Registration Districts were Surrey Mid-Eastern, from 1 April 1934 until 1 April 1965 and, prior thereto, Croydon from the formation of Congregation. Any registers would now be held by the current register office.

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