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South Shields Hebrew Congregation

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South Tyneside, Tyne & Wear

 

              

         
 
 
Page created by David Shulman: 27 June 2013
Latest revision: 14 July 2013

Photographs of the former South Shields Synagogue,
at 25 Beach Road
David Shulman 2013

Double click on each image for a larger view

The Front Elevation

 



On the left of front door
It reads "THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
MRS. E. MICHAELSON IN MEMORY OF HER FATHER
THE LATE SAMUEL FINN ESQ. OF SOUTH SHIELDS"



On the right of front door
It reads "THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
JOSEPH PEARLMAN ESQ."



Panel on left
The stone in the centre reads
"THIS FOUNDATION STONE WAS LAID
 BY SALO BERGER ESQ.
19TH AB 5692      21ST AUGUST 1932"

 



Central panel
The stone in the centre reads
"THIS STONE WAS LAID BY THE TRUSTEES
 SALO BERGER ESQ.
HERMA LOUISE ESQ.
ALFRED GLASSBURG ESQ.
E. MICHAELSON ESQ.



Panel on right
The stone in the centre reads
"THIS STONE WAS LAID BY
NATHAN SCIENCE ESQ."


 

Foundation Stones

These photographs were taken in May 2013. There are a total of 11 foundation stones visible in the walls of the former synagogue building, one on each side of the front entrance and three panels of three each on the southern wall facing the main road. The inscriptions in some instances are clearly legible while others have been completely eroded by the weather . Following its closure in 1994, the synagogue was initially converted into the South Tyneside Arts Studio, but subsequently became offices.



As can be seen, the luhot (tablets signifying the
Ten Commandments) remain on the gable of the building.


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