Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2712/WHS
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
Title: WEST HAM SYNAGOGUE
Date(s): 1911 - 2004
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.29 linear metres
Name of creator(s): West Ham District Synagogue
West Ham Hebrew Congregation was founded in 1897. It became known as West Ham Associate Synagogue in 1907, when it was admitted as an Associate member of the United Synagogue. It became a District member in 1927, when it was renamed West Ham District Synagogue. In 1972 it merged with the Upton Park District Synagogue to become the West Ham and Upton Park Synagogue. It closed in 2004. The synagogue was situated on Earlham Road, Forest Gate, from 1911 onwards.
Scope and content/abstract:
Records of the West Ham Synagogue, including a register of reserved graves; Board of Management minutes; administrative files relating to premises, marriages, classes, staffing, centenary celebrations and the closure of the synagogue; financial records; membership lists; kethubah books [marriage contracts]; centenary exhibition boards; and a design for a hall.
PLEASE NOTE: Records can only be accessed with the written permission of the depositor. Contact the Chief Executive, United Synagogue.
ACCESS AND USE
Language/scripts of material: English
System of arrangement:
ACC/2712/WHS/04: Printed and Visual Material.
Conditions governing access:
These records are only available for consultation by written permission of the United Synagogue's Chief Executive.
Conditions governing reproduction:
Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.
Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm
Immediate source of acquisition:
Deposited as part of a larger accession of material from the United Synagogue. Additional deposits were made in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
See ACC/2712/USY for records relating to the West Ham Jewish Cemetery.
For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives/Visitor_information/free_information_leaflets.htm (URL correct Feb 2010).
Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.
Date(s) of descriptions: Description prepared in March 2010.