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Vilna Synagogue

Leeds, West Yorkshire

 

              

         
 

Page created: 19 September 2005
Latest revision or update: 12 November 2012

Congregation Data

Name:

Vilna Synagogue.
Named after the capital city of Lithuania, now officially called Vilnius, from the vicinity of which most of its original congregants originated. (Vilna was known as the Jerusalem of the North.)

Addresses:

1 Exmouth Street, Leeds (corner Camp Road);
previously at St. Luke's Terrace, Leeds.

Founded:

Before 1885

Current Status:

Merged with Leeds New Central Synagogue to form Leeds New Central Vilna Synagogue in 1955 (although the synagogue continued to function at Exmouth Street for a couple of years thereafter.)

Ritual:

Ashkenazi Orthodox

Affiliations:

In 1897, joined the Amalgamation of Synagogues..
Had became affiliated to Leeds United Hebrew Congregation for the purposes of burial rights. (Jewish Year Books 1935-45)

Membership Data:

1938 - 90 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1939)


 
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