Newcastle Beth Hamedrash

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear




Page created: 12 June 2005
Latest revision or update: 3 August 2016

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Newcastle Beth Hamedrash


12 Villa Place, Newcastle upon Tyne (rented from 1891, purchased 1895)

Date Formed:



The Beth Hamedrash was an affiliated body of the Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation (Leazes Park Road Synagogue)

Current Status:

Closed 1924, merged with Corporation Street Synagogue to form Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation and Beth Hamedrash (Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

c. 1891 - 72 members (L. Olsover - The Jewish Communities of North-East England, 1980)


Rabbi Yudelovitch

Rabbi Y. M. Sandleson

(Source: L. Olsover's "The Jewish Communities of North-East England", 1980)

Cemetery Information:

The Orthodox Community in Newcastle had several Jewish cemeteries (for details, see Newcastle Cemetery Information)


Affilaited Institutions & Organisations

  • Chevra Mishnayot (established early 1990s), for the study of the Mishna.


Congregational Records


Numerous records of the Jewish Communities in Northeast England (only a sample of which is listed below) are deposited with the Tyne and Wear Archives Service (http://www.legacyarchives.org.uk).   CLICK HERE to view a full list of these records (correct to December 2005).

Congregation Records:

Minutes 1901-1909-  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

(The minutes prior to 1901 appear to have been lost.)


Newcastle upon Tyne Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Tyne and Wear

Jewish Communities of England home page


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