Charlotte Square Synagogue

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear




Page created 9 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 3 August 2016

Charlotte Street Synagogue, Newcastle
The former Synagogue in Charlotte Square, Newcastle
(Courtesy Peter Gatoff)

Congregation Data


Charlotte Square Synagogue

Alternative Names:

"Polish Synagogue"
Newcastle upon Tyne New Hebrew Congregation


4 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne

Date Formed:

Formed in 1867, as a breakaway from the Temple Street Synagogue.

Current Status:

Closed in 1878, reunited with the Temple Street Synagogue to form what became known as Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation (Leazes Park Synagogue)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Rev. I. Greenberg - 1870

Rev. E. Perlson - 1872

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

Cemetery Information

The Congregation would have used the Elswick Jewish Cemetery (for details, see Newcastle Cemetery Information)




Numerous records of the Jewish Communities in Northeast England (only a sample of which are 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).


Brit milah (circumcisions) 1877-1881 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

Genealogy of Rabbi Elias Pearlson


Newcastle upon Tyne Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Tyne and Wear

Jewish Communities of England home page


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