the former

Bradford Hebrew Congegration

Bradford, West Yorkshire




Page created: 24 June 2005
Latest revision or update: 28 July 2017

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Bradford Hebrew Congregation


Springhurst Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DN (from 1970)

Previous Addresses:

Spring Gardens, Bradford (1905 to 1970) (First purpose built orthodox synagogue in Bradford, consecrated 24 June 1906)

22 Houghton Place, Bradford (1885 to 1905)

Prior to 1885, the congregation met in a room in Tyrrel Street, Bradford.

Date Formed:


Rival Congregation:

In 1890 a rival congregation was founded at 25 Houghton Street, but the two congregations was amalgamated in about 1899.

Current Status:

Closed November 2012


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Congregational Officers, 1896:

Mr. B. Bernstein - President

Mr. H. Robinson - Treasurer

Mr. H. Angel - Shochet

Mr. E. N. Gershon - Secretary

Source: Jewish Year Book 1896

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies
Appears in 1998 General Registrar Official List: Yes
Worship Number: 72040
Registration District: Bradford

Membership Data:

1888 - 30 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1890 - 46 seatholders (Board of Deputies return)

1895 - about 22 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896, it does not indicate which congregation, although, as it refers to the Congregation as being founded in 1886, it is presumably referring to 22 Houghton Place.)

1898 - There were 35 seatholders in the congregation at 22 Houghton Place and 25 seatholders in the congregation at 25 Houghton Place (Jewish Year Book 1898); 37 seatholders (Board of Deputies return, presumably for the congregation at 22 Houghton Place)

1900 -  67 seatholders for the combined congregation (Jewish Year Book 1900/1)

1999 - 86 (Board of Deputies return)


Until 1912, the Congregation had an arragement with Leeds Old Hebrew Congregation granting burial facilities in their cemetery at Gildersome (the present UHC Cemetery). 

From 1912, the congregation had its own cemetery, the Orthodox Jewish section at Scholemoor Cemetery, Necropolis Road. For details and database see Cemetery Information on Bradford Jewish Community home page.

See Bradford Jewish Community home page
(which includes links to congregational histories and
other articles relating to this congregation)

Jewish Congregations in West Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page



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