Western Synagogue

Consecration of The Jewish Synagogue St Albans Place, The London Illustrated News 19 Apr 1851

The Western Synagogue was established in 1761, if not earlier. The congregation  met at the house of Wolf Liepman in Great Pulteney street.

In around 1765 a room was hired in Back alley, Denmark Court, Strand and moved to Dibdin’s Theatre, Sans Souci in Denmark Court in 1797.

A break away congregation was formed in 1810 which became Maiden Lane Synagogue.

Maiden Lane later re-joined the Western Synagogue.
In 1826 the Western Synagogue moved to St Alban’s Place, Haymarket.

Records available on Synagogue Scribes:

WSC : SOME CIRCUMCISION RECORDS PUBLISHED IN “THE WESTERN SYNAGOGUE THROUGH TWO CENTURIES (1761 – 1961)” by Arthur Barnett, published by Vallentine – Mitchell London 1961

BSWSM : WESTERN SYNAGOGUE MARRIAGES 1806 -1843.  Translated and  Transcribed by Dr. Bernard Susser.  The original registers belonged to the Western Marble Arch Synagogue. Copyright in Hyamson extracts including Hyamson’s notes belongs to Southampton University or to the Hyamson Estate. Copyright of  Translation belongs to Bernard Susser. Reproduced by kind permission of Frank Gent and the Susser Archive.

Information available on Cemetery Scribes : Cemetery histories, cemetery photos, tombstone photos, inscriptions and mini family trees for:

Brompton (Fulham Road) Jewish Cemetery
Maiden Lane (Bancroft Rd) Jewish Cemetery
Edmonton Western Synagogue Cemetery

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