Newcastle upon Tyne Jewish Community
City of Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne, with a population of about 260,000 is the principal city of North East of England, lying on north bank of the river Tyne a few miles inland from the North Sea coast. The present boundaries date from 1974, when the metropolitan borough of Newcastle upon Tyne was formed, within the then new metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. Newcastle became a unitary authority in 1986 when Tyne and Wear lost its administrative status, becoming purely a ceremonial county. Until 1974, Newcastle was a county borough and part of the county of Northumberland.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Jewish Community
There was a small medieval Jewish community in Newcastle. The modern community is believed to date from 1775.
The Jewish Congregations
The first synagogue in Newcastle upon Tyne, in Temple Street, was founded in about 1837. The following is a list of congregations that are, or were, considered to be part of the Newcastle Jewish Community:
Some of the above congregations had former or alternative names, as follows:
Articles on the Newcastle Jewish Community
Other Newcastle Jewish Information
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