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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 ACC/2943
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Date(s): 1924-1974
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1.16 linear metres
Name of creator(s): New Road Synagogue | Whitechapel


Administrative/Biographical history:

The New Road Synagogue, situated at 115 New Road, Whitechapel, was established in 1895. Dunk Street Beth Hamerdash, also situated in Whitechapel, was incorporated into the New Road Synagogue in the 1960s, having been founded in 1907. Both establishments were affiliated to the Federation of Synagogues. The New Road Synagogue amalgamated with the East London Central Synagogue in 1974.


Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the New Road Synagogue, Whitechapel, 1924-1974. With the exception of the two minute books the majority of the records date from the mid 1960s, when J. Lindsay took over as Secretary of the New Road Synagogue. He remained in post until the amalgamation in 1974. The correspondence files are those which were maintained by J. Lindsay. Their contents reflect the wide range of duties undertaken by members of the Synagogue within the Jewish community.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The archives have been arranged into the following 7 series: Minutes; Federation of Synagogues; Finance; Staff; Membership; Correspondence; Plans. The correspondence files have been arranged chronologically and the arrangement should not be taken to be the original one.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to these records rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Deposited in July 1991.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

For further information please consult the LMA Information Leaflet: "Records of the Anglo-Jewish Community at London Metropolitan Archives"; available to download here: (URL correct Feb 2010).

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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.

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