Chapeltown Hebrew Congregation

Leeds, West Yorkshire




Created 2 March 2002
Latest Update or reformat 27 December 2011

Congregation Data

Name: Chapeltown Hebrew Congregation - also known as Chapeltown United Synagogue
Address: 58 & 60 Francis Street, Chapeltown Road, Leeds (from 1913 or, possibly, from after First World War), previously in Regent Street (from about 1902).
Founded: 1888, as the Lowkever Synagogue (named after the town in western Lithuania, Loikeve - now Laukuva, from where most of its original congregants originated.)
Current Status: Closed in about 1962.
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Affiliations: In 1897, joined the Amalgamation of Synagogues
In about 1949, became a constituent synagogue of the United Hebrew Congregation.
Membership Data: 1938 - 235 members (The Jewish Year Book 1939)

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