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Harrogate Hebrew Congregation

Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 22 August 2005
Latest update or revision: 28 June 2013

Town of Harrogate

Harrogate is a town in Northern England with a population of about 70,000, well known as a spa.  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

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

Address:

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

Current Status:

Active

Date Formed:

1918

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliation:

Synagogue functions under the under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi but as an independent body. It became affiliated to Leeds United Hebrew Congregation for the purposes of burial rights.

Marriage Certification:

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

Website:

http://www.harrogatehebrewcongregation.co.uk/


Jewish Population Data

1946
1955
1965
1990
1999
2004
250
300
300
240
140
327

(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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