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Sunderland Beth Hamedrash

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 10 February 2004
Latest update or revision: 9 April 2013

Congregation Data

Name:

Sunderland Beth Hamedrash

Previous Name:

Chevra Torah (from 1891 to 1899)

Latest Address:

Mowbray Road, Sunderland (from 1938)

Previous Addresses:

Moved to Zion Street shortly after formation.
1895 - Moved to Villiers Street North, Sunderland.
1899 - Moved to new premises in Villiers Street South, Sunderland.
1903 - New synagogue opened in Meaburn Street, Sunderland.
1938 - New synagogue opened on corner of Mowbray Road and The Oaks, Sunderland.

Date Formed:

In 1891, primarily by more recent immigrants, the majority of whom had come from Kretinga (Krottingen), in north-east Lithuania.

Current Status:

Closed December 1984 (incorporated with the Sunderland Hebrew Congregation).

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox (following Lithuanian tradition, and considered to be more observant than the Sunderland Hebrew Congregation)


Records:

General:

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).

Marriages:

  • Marriages 1904-1984  - Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • All marriage records now deposited with Office of Chief Rabbi

Synagogue Records:

  • Minutes 1899-1984 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

 

Sunderland Jewish Community home page

 

Jewish Congregations in Tyne and Wear

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