Bradford Hebrew Congegration

Bradford, West Yorkshire




Page created: 24 June 2005
Latest revision or update: 2 December 2015

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Bradford Hebrew Congregation


Springhurst Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DN (from 1970)

Previous Addresses:

Spring Gardens, Bradford (1905 to 1970) (First purpose built orthodox synagogue in Bradford, consecrated 24 June 1906)

22 Houghton Place, Bradford (1885 to 1905)

In 1890 a rival congregation was founded at 25 Houghton Street, but the two congregations was amalgamated in about 1899.

Prior to 1885, the congregation met in a room in Tyrrel Street, Bradford.

Date Formed:


Current Status:

Closed November 2012


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes
Worship Number: 72040
Registration District: Bradford

Membership Data:

1888 - 30 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1890 - 46 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1895 - about 22 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896, it does not indicate which congregation)

1898 - There were 35 seatholders in the congregation at 22 Houghton Place and 25 seatholders in the congregation at 25 Houghton Place (Jewish Year Book 1898); 37 seatholders (Board of Deputies return, presumably for the congregation at 22 Houghton Place)

1900 -  67 seatholders for the combined congregation (Jewish Year Book 1900/1)

1999 - 86 (Board of Deputies return)

Bradford Jewish Community home page  (which includes links to
congregational histories and other articles relating to this congregation)

Jewish Congregations in West Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

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