The Lesser London Synagogues of the Eighteenth Century
Shortly after the accession of George III to the English throne, in 1760, the synagogal physiognomy of London Jewry achieved the definitive form which it was to retain for the next hundred years.
In the City area, there were four places of worship. First and foremost was the Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Bevis Marks, established in 1657 (the actual building, still in use, dates from 1701).1 The Great Synagogue, in Duke’s Place, had been established on its actual site about the year 1690: though the earliest building specifically destined for the purpose went back only to 1722 (it was drastically reconstructed and enlarged in 1767, and again in 1790). The Hambro’ Synagogue was founded as the result of a secessionist movement in 1707, and occupied continuously (until 1892) the structure in Fenchurch Street erected for it in 1725. Finally, theBecome a member to read the full article
Other articles within the volume
- JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND. 1898—99
- DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY
- AARON OF LINCOLN
- BISHOP BARLOW ON THE “CASE OF THE JEWS.”
- MENASSEH BEN ISRAEL’S STUDY IN LONDON
- THE TYPICAL CHARACTER OF ANGLO-JEWISH HISTORY
- RABBI ZEVI ASHKENAZI AND HIS FAMILY IN LONDON. A CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN COMMUNITY IN LONDON,
- CROMWELL’S TOLERATION
- AMERICAN ELEMENTS IN THE RE-SETTLEMENT
- REPORT OF ADDRESS
- EARLY TRANSLATIONS AND TRANSLATORS OF THE JEWISH LITURGY IN ENGLAND
- REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMITTEE ON MOYSE’S HALL. APPOINTED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE OF THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND
- A FURTHER PAPER ON MOYSE’S HALL
- MOYSE HALL, BURY ST. EDMUNDS. WHENCE ITS NAME—WHAT IT WAS—WHAT IT WAS NOT
- A SURVEY OF ANGLO-JEWISH HISTORY
- THE FIRST ENGLISH JEW.
- Miscellanea. i. The Early Days of the Melbourne Community. ii. The Jews and the French Invasion, 1797. iii. Curiosities from the Records. iv. The London Jews’ Yearly Gift to the Lord Mayor. v. Isaac Alvarez, Court Jeweller. vi. Anglo-Jewish Ships’ Names. vii. A Jewish Naval Officer under the Stuarts?
- Jew Brokers of the City of London
- The Origin of the Canterbury “Treaty” of 1266
- The Family of Mordecai Hamburger and Their Association with Madras.
- The Jewish Oratories of Cromwellian London
- Bibliography of “I. A.” (Dr. Israel Abrahams, M.A., 1858—1925)
- The Jewish Money-Lender and the Charters of English Jewry in their historical setting
- Medieval Jewish MSS. in the Library of St. Paul’s Cathedral, London
- The Jews of London and the Great Plague (1665)
- The Lesser London Synagogues of the Eighteenth Century