Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation

Sheffield, South Yorkshire



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Congregation Data

Official Name:

Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation (also known as Sheffield Central Synagogue)

Former Names:

Sheffield New Hebrew Congregation (also known as the Chevra)

Last Address:

93 Brunswick Street, Sheffield. (premises of the Sheffield Jewish Education Board) from about 1941.

Previous Addresses:

Lee Croft (corner Campo Lane), Sheffield (acquired 19 June 1904, but not completed and consecrated until 1914) - destroyed by German enemy action on 12 December 1940.
Previously at Hallamshire Hall, 93-99 West Bar, Sheffield, from at least 1891 (report in the Jewish Chronicle).
Prior thereto at 47 West Bar Green, Sheffield (over a pork butcher's shop/between two pork butchers' shops).
Initially in Solley Street, Sheffield.

Date Formed:

c. 1860 as a Benevolent Society (the result of a breakaway from the Figtree Lane Synagogue).

Current Status:

Merged with the Sheffield Hebrew Congregation, with effect from 1 April 1953, to form the
Sheffield Jewish Congregation and Centre. (The agreement to merge was ratified by Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation on 3 March 1953 and by Sheffield Hebrew Congregation on 10 March 1953.)


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Congregation Numbers:

1998 -   80 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1898/99)
1900 - 100 seatholders (The Jewish Year Book 1900/01)
(In 1891, the Jewish Chronicle reported that the "members nearly all belonged to the class of poor foreign Jews.)

Cemetery Information:

The congregation acquired the Walkley Cemetery in 1880


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The records in the database specifically associated, or possibly associated, with this congregation include:

Marriages, 1842-1952

Sheffield Central Hebrew Congregation (62 records);
West Bar Green Synagogue (63 records);
Miscellaneous and unspecified congregations, (152 records).


Bowden Street Jewish Cemetery (closed),  1833 - 1874 (8 records);
Colley Road Cemetery, Ecclesfield, 1932 - 1953 (170 records);
Colley Road, Ecclesfield, 1874 - 1997 (1,390 records);
Walkley Jewish Cemetery, 1880 - 1945 (125 records).

For a list of other Sheffield records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.


Sheffield Jewish Community home page


Jewish Congregations in South Yorkshire

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