Leeds Old Central Synagogue

Leeds, West Yorkshire




page created: 2 March 2002
Latest revision or update: 6 October 2016

Congregation Data


Leeds Old Central Synagogue (or Leeds Old Central Hebrew Congregation)
(also initially known as the Central Synagogue and

Central Synagogue and Beth Hamedrash)


Victoria Place, Leeds, from 1929 (although moved to Newton Park, Chapeltown Road shortly prior to closing).

Former Addresses:

Templar Street - from (official opening) 4 September 1898 until 1907 (when building was abandoned for financial reasons)
Following break services resumed in about 1908, until 1929, at  20a St Albans Street.  (This was previously the home of Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue and the Herzl Moser Zionist Synagogue)


1887, as the Old and New Mariempoler Synagogue or Mariampolar Synagogue (named after the town in southern Lithuania, Mariampole, from where most of its original congregants originated.)


Closed 1958 - merged into Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1887 - 120 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1890 - 120 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1895 - 100 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896)

1900 - 200 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

1950 - 100 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1951)


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


Mariempoler (Old Central) Cemetery (81 records).

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