Harrogate Hebrew Congregation

Harrogate, North Yorkshire



Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest update or revision: 20 October 2014

Town of Harrogate

Harrogate is a town in Northern England with a population of about 70,000, well known as a spa, some 15 miles from Leeds.  It is part of the District of Harrogate (which also includes the historic town of Knaresborough) within the county of North Yorkshire. Prior to 1974, Harrogate, covering a much smaller area, was a municipal borough within the West Riding of Yorkshire.

Entrance to Harrogate Synagogue, May 2013
David Shulman 2013

Harrogate Jewish Community

Search the Records of the
Harrogate Stonefall Cemetery

Records of burials, plus photographs of the headstones, in the Harrogate Stonefall Jewish Cemetery (approximately 180 interments or re-interments from 1964 to 2014) and 6 Jewish servicemen buried in the Stonefall Military Cemetery.

Only one Jewish congregation, the Harrogate Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Harrogate in modern times, although there was a medieval Jewish community in Knaresborough.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Harrogate Hebrew Congregation


St. Mary's Walk, Harrogate HG2 0LW, from 1925.

Services were originally held in the Barozinsky boarding house.

Current Status:


Date Formed:



Ashkenazi Orthodox


Synagogue functions under the under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi but as an independent body.
The Congregation was affiliated to Leeds United Hebrew Congregation for the purposes of burial rights, until the opening of the Harrogate Stonefall Jewish Cemetery in May 1964.

Marriage Certification:

Group for Certification: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List
Worship Number: 49980
Registration District: Claro



Jewish Population Data


(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
(The Jewish Year Book 2000)
(The Jewish Year Book 2005)

Other Harrogate Jewish Information

Press Reports relating to the Harrogate Jewish Community 1893 - 1919

Plaque commemorating the medieval synagogue in Knaresborough
Murray Freedman 2009

Jewish Congregations in North Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page

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