Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear




Page created: 9 October 2005
Latest update or revision: 1 August 2016

Ravensworth Synagogue, Newcastle
The former Synagogue in Ravensworth Terrace, Newcastle
(Courtesy Peter Gatoff)

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation and Beth Hamedrash

Other Name:

Ravensworth Terrace Synagogue


Ravensworth Terrace (off Westgate Road), Newcastle upon Tyne

Date Formed:

Formed in 1924, on the merger of the Corporation Street Synagogue and the Beth Hamedrash (Note: this was the second instance of the formation of a "Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation", the first being in 1880 (the Temple Street / Charlotte Square merger) and there was to be a third instance, the 1973 merger.)

Current Status:

Closed 1969


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Rabbi Y. M. Sandleson
Rev. I. Waller
Rabbi. Grossman
Rabbi Rogosnitzky

(Primary 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)


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 1940-1969 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • List & Indices of Members 1924-1950 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Plans 1924  -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

(The early records of the Congregation 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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