Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire



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Latest revision or update: 17 May 2015

Town of Middlesbrough

The town and borough of Middlesbrough, in the North East of England, with a population of about 140,000, has been unitary authority since 1996, although for ceremonial purposes it is considered part of the county of North Yorkshire.  From 1974 to 1996, Middlesbrough was a metropolitan district in the short-lived and now defunct metropolitan county of Cleveland. From 1968 to 1974, Middlesbrough was part of the county borough of Teeside, which had merged the county borough of Middlesbrough (formed 1889) with the municipal borough of Stockton-on-Tees. Until 1974, Middlesbrough was considered part of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

The Middlesbrough Jewish Community

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The records in the database associated with Middlesbrough include:


Old Cemetery, 1885-1951  (250 records*)
New Cemetery, 1932-2001  (409 records*)
*A search in the database may also reveal duplicates of these records on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR).

Congregation Data

Only one Jewish congregation, the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Middlesbrough.

Official Name:

Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation


Park Road South, Middlesbrough (from 15 June 1938)

Previous Addresses:

Brentnall Street, Middlesbrough ( from 24 June 1874 to 1938)
Hill Street (corner 56 Garden Street), Middlesbrough (from May 1870 to 1874)

Current Status:

Closed - 1 November1998
(YouTube videos of Closing Ceremony - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Date Formed:

May 1870


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes;
Worship Number: 22663;
Registration District: Middlesbrough


http://kmbro.weebly.com/press-reviews.html The website of the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives, which is active, notwithstanding the closure of the synagogue.

Congregation Numbers:

1895 -   40 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896)

Articles on the Middlesbrough Jewish Community
reproduced on the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives website.

Middlesbrough Jewish Community 1910-1960, a Dissertation by Margaret Ellen Graham BA (Hons) in History, University of Teesside, April 1994.

Centenary Booklet, 1874 - 1974, One Hundred Years of Jewish Worship, A Short History of the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation, by Philip Niman.

"The Jewish Communities of North East England" - extract on Middlesbrough by Lewis Olsover, 1980.

Various Press Reviews on the Middlesbrough Jewish Community

Jewish Population Data


about 100
about 450

First Jewish Settlement
(The Jewish Year Book 1896)
(The Jewish Year Book 1935)
(The Jewish Year Book 1947)
(The Jewish Year Book 1956)
(The Jewish Year Book 1966)
(The Jewish Year Book 1991)
Closure of Synagogue

Other Middlesbrough Jewish Information


Jewish Congregations in North Yorkshire

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