Newcasle Old Hebrew Congregation

(Leazes Park Road Synagogue)

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear




Page created: 3 September 2003
Latest update or revision: 3 August 2016

A photograph of the former synagogue at Leazes Park Road


Congregation Data


Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation
Also known as
Leazes Park Road Synagogue
(Initally known as the Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation - this was also the name adopted when to congregation amalgamated with other congregations in 1973.)


Leazes Park Road (previously known as Albion Street), Newcastle upon Tyne

Date Formed:

Although the congregation traces its roots back to 1838 (the founding of Temple Street Synagogue), the congregation was formed on the re-merger of that synagogue with the Charlotte Square Synagogue to form the Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation in 1880. (Note: this was the first instance of the formation of a "Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation", there was to be a second in 1924 (the Beth Hamedrash / Corporation Street merger) and a third, the 1973 merger.)

Current Status:

In 1973, the congregation merged with two other congregatiions to form the Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation. However, the Leazes Park Road Synagogue continued to serve as one of the synagogues of the united congregation, until its closure in 1978.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1900 - 180 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1900/1)

1919 - 275 seatholders  (Jewish Year Book 1920)


Rev. Jacobs - 1880
Rev. Freedenberg - 1887
Rev. I. Mendeleson, BA - 1892
Rev. M. Rosenbaum - 1896
Rev. B. N. Michaelson, BA - 1905
Rev. M. H. Segal, MA - 1911
Rabbi J. Kyanski - 1921
Rabbi E. S. Rabbinowitz, BA - 1938
Rabbi L. Turetsky - 1948
Rev. S. P. Toperoff, BA - 1952

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

Cemetery Information:

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

On-Line Artcles, Photographs and Other Material
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Congregational Records


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).

Synagogue Records:

  • Minutes 1937-1972 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Register of Members 1921-c.1940's -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Seat Rent Accounts 1902-1941 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Annual Reports 1951-1972 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Orders of Service 1924-1978 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Plans 1898-1923  -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

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