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Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation

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Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire

 

              

         
 

 
Page created: 23 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 3 March 2013

Town of Middlesbrough

The town and borough of Middlesbrough, in the North East of England, with a population of about 140,000, has been unitary authority since 1996, although for ceremonial purposes it is considered part of the county of North Yorkshire.  From 1974 to 1996, Middlesbrough was a metropolitan district in the short-lived and now defunct metropolitan county of Cleveland. From 1968 to 1974, Middlesbrough was part of the county borough of Teeside, which had merged the county borough of Middlesbrough (formed 1889) with the municipal borough of Stockton-on-Tees. Until 1974, Middlesbrough was considered part of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

The Middlesbrough Jewish Community

 
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The records in the database associated with Middlesbrough include:

Burials

Old Cemetery, 1885-1951  (250 records*)
New Cemetery, 1932-2001  (409 records*)
*A search in the database may also reveal duplicates of these records on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR).

Other Burial Data

Lists of Burials at Middlesbrough Old and New Cemeteries (1885-2004), including photographs of gravestones, appearing on the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives website.
 

 

Congregation Data

Only one Jewish congregation, the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Middlesbrough.

Official Name:

Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation

Address:

Park Road South, Middlesbrough (from 15 June 1938)

Previous Addresses:

Brentnall Street, Middlesbrough ( from 24 June 1874 to 1938)
Hill Street (corner 56 Garden Street), Middlesbrough (from May 1870 to 1874)

Current Status:

Closed - 1 November1998
(YouTube videos of Closing Ceremony - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Date Formed:

May 1870

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 22663;
Registration District: Middlesbrough

Website:

http://www.kmbro.org

Congregation Numbers:

1895 -   40 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896)


Articles on the Middlesbrough Jewish Community

Middlesbrough Jewish Community 1910-1960, a Dissertation by Margaret Ellen Graham BA (Hons) in History, University of Teesside, April 1994, reproduced on  the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives website.

Centenary Booklet, 1874 - 1974, One Hundred Years of Jewish Worship, A Short History of the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation, by Philip Niman, reproduced on  the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives website.

"The Jewish Communities of North East England" - extract on Middlesbrough by Lewis Olsover, 1980,  reproduced on  the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives website.

Jewish Population Data

1862
1895
1934
1946
1955
1965
1990
1998

about 100
750
about 450
450
500
125
30

First Jewish Settlement
(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
Closure of Synagogue


Other Middlesbrough Jewish Information

 

Jewish Congregations in North Yorkshire

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