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Polish Synagogue

Sunderland, Tyne & Wear

 

              

         
 
 
Page created: 20 April 2005
Latest revision or update: 9 April 2013

Congregation Data

Name:

Polish Synagogue

Address:

Vine Street, Sunderland

Date Formed:

In 1781. Believed to be formed by then recent "Chassidic" immigrants from Poland and Bohemia, who split from main Sunderland congregation. (Only the second incident of a split in Anglo-Jewry - the first was in Portsmouth.)

Current Status:

Closed

Date Closed:

By 1861. Its two torah scrolls and other belongings were sold to the Sunderland Hebrew Congregation for 7. 7s. 3d (seven pounds seven shillings and six pence), according to minutes dated 20 January 1862.

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox (following Polish tradition)

Note:

By 1850, membership had dwindled, with only approximately 12 persons attending Sabbath services. (Only 34 of its 74 seats were let.)


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