Western Marble Arch Synagogue
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The Western Marble Arch Synagogue was founded 1761. Currently the Western Marble Arch Synagogue is a leading modern orthodox synagogue based in central London, England. The result of a merger between the Western and the Marble Arch Synagogues, the synagogue offers a range of religious and social activities to its members and the wider community.
The Western synagogue was founded in 1761 in Great Pulteney Street, Westminster. The congregation, formally named, in the transliteration of the era, Hebra Kaddisha Shel Gemillith Hassadim, Westminster (Holy Congregation of the Assembly of Israel, Westminster) first met in the home of Wold Liepman, a prosperous immigrant merchant from St. Petersburg. A series of leased spaces followed until 1826 when the congregation built an elaborate synagogue in St. Alban's Place, Haymarket (London) and renamed itself The Western Synagogue..
Current Executive Board of Directors
- His Honour Barrington Black, President
- Mr. Steven Truman, Vice President
- Mr. Stanley Simmonds
- High Commissioner Mr. Bernard Silver, Warden
- Sir Samuel Montagu, MP, (Lord Swaythling)
- Sir Stuart Samuel
- Viscount David de Stern
- Constance, Lady Battersea, wife of Cyril Flower, 1st Baron Battersea
- Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rosebery
- Picciotto, Sketches of Anglo-Jewish History
- Lindsay, Pual, The Synagogues of London, Vallentime Mitchell, London, 1993, p. 66
- Synagogue Website
- Western Marble Arch Synagogue on Jewish Communities and Records - UK (hosted by jewishgen.org).