1920s or 1930s Whitechapel Map showing Synagogues

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    The map dates from the 1920s, the numbers refer to the Synagogues shown on the map (in the order I found them) Note it does not show Nelson Street, or the now closed Synnagogues at Great Garden Street, Settle Street, and there were many more not shown on this map.
    1. Spitalfields Great Synagogue (Brick Lane)
    2. Princelet Street Synagogue (19 Princelet St)
    3. Chevrah Torah Synagogue (64 Princelet St)
    4. Bethnal Green synagogue (11/15 Bethnal Green Road)
    5. Agudath Achim Synagogue (Old Castle Street)
    6. Fieldgate Steet Great synagogue (41 Fieldgate Street)
    7. Vine Court Synagogue
    8. New Road Synagogue (115 New Road)
    9. Whitechapel Road Synagogue (192 Whitechapel Rd)
    11 Redman's Road (temporary while Stepney Green Synagogue was out of use - bomb damaged)
    12. Jubilee Street Zionist Synagogue (165 Jubilee St)
    13. Sidney Street Synagogue (101 Sidney Street)
    14. Philpot Street (Either 44 or 39 Philpot St)
    15. Philpot Street (Either 44 or 39 Philpot St)
    16. Congregation Of Jacob (351-353 Commercial Road)
    17. Commercial Road Great Synagogue (262 Commercial Rd)
    18. Commercial Road Synagogue (90 Commercial Road)?
    19. Plotsker Synagogue (45 Commercial Road)?
    20. Little Alie Street Synagogue
    21. Alie Street Synagogue (41 Alie Street)
    22. Cannon Street Road Synagogue (143 Cannot Street road)
    23 ? (corner of Bedord St & Rutland St)
    24. Greenfield Road Synagogue
    25. ? (Wellclose Square - Cable street)
    26. Old Montague Street Synagogue
    27. Black Lion Yard Synagogue (Kahal Chasydim Synagogue)
    28. St Mary Street Synagogue (closed before WW1)
    29. Stepney Orthodox Synagogue (53 Stepney Green)
    30. East London Synagogue (52 Rectory Square, Stepney Green)
    31. The Hambro' Synagogue (Adler Street ), Commercial Road, Aldgate
    32. Dunk Street (there have been various Synagogues in this street).

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    1. lumiererouge 65 months ago | reply


      I'm looking for a young boy named ARKIN who loose a hand made kippa in a synagogue/schull in wihtechapel found many years ago (maybe 30 ou 40). The synagogue was no more used at this time, it can be older.

      Contact lumiererouge on flickr

    2. victorious felines 40 months ago | reply

      The Jews who lived before the 2nd World War obviously used to be considerably more religious than they tend to be nowadays. Life was very, very different back then, of course. People didn't have so many distractions, nor had the concept "the global village" been invented. No Internet, no TV, only silent movie films, the radio was still a novelty . . .

      (Barry, my partner, was born in Whitechapel.)

    3. Les Bailey 40 months ago | reply

      A Jewish friend of mine, was born in Hessel Street (which was a Jewish Market then), says of all his former friends, they seem to give it up once their grandparents died. One or two have parents who still visit Nelson Street.

    4. wombling39 38 months ago | reply

      nice map...wonder where you got it?! www.jewisheastend.com

    5. Les Bailey 38 months ago | reply

      The map was a Geographia Street Atlas of Greater London (not Geographers of A-Z fame).
      The Synagogues & their details gleemed from this site: www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/london/east-end_addresses.htm
      for the rest of Greater London, use this link for Synagogue details: www.jewishgen.org/jcr-uk/london/london_boroughs.htm

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