the former

Leeds New Central Vilna Synagogue

Leeds, West Yorkshire




Page created: 18 September 2005
Latest revision or update: 5 October 2016

Congregation Data


Leeds New Central Vilna Synagogue


7A Stainburn Parade, Leeds LS 17 8AN, previously (from 1959) 245 Harrogate Street, Moortown, Leeds LS17 6PA and Wintoun Street)

Brief History:

1955 - Formed upon merger of Leeds New Central Synagogue and Vilna Synagogue, and initially two separate synagogue buildings were maintained, at Wintoun Street and at Harrogate Road
About 1973 - Single synagogue building at 245 Harrogate Road.
About 1982 - Incorporates Psalms of David and Talmud Synagogue.
About 1982 - Joins with new synagogue - Etz Chaim Synagogue, but they each maintain own building, the New Central Vilna Synagogue being at 245 Harrogate Road and Etz Chaim Synagogue at 411 Harrogate Road.
1991 - Synagogue in Harrogate Road sold and congregation moves to 7A Stainburn Parade (and no longer styles itself as incorporating the Psalms of David and Talmud  Synagogue)
About 1994 - Closes (incorporated into Etz Chaim Synagogue) 




Ashkenazi Orthodox


The burial grounds generally used by this congregation were at the New Farnley Cemeteries, which had been the burial grounds used by the Leeds New Central Synagogue. However from 1955 until 1962, burials for former Vilna Synagogue members took place at the Hill Top Cemeteries provided that a spouse had already been laid to rest there The relevant sections of the New Farnley Cemeteries are now administered by the Etz Chaim Synagogue. For details see Cemetery Information on Leeds Jewish Community home page.

See also Database below.


Search of Cemetery Records, with images

Leeds New Farnley Cemeteries Database contains records of burials, plus photographs of gravestones, associated with this congregation, from 1955.

Leeds Hill Top Cemeteries Database contains certain records of burials, plus photographs of gravestones, associated with this congregation, from 1955 to 1962.


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The records in the database associated with this congregation include:


New Farnley Cemeteries.
Hill Top Cemeteries

For a list of other Leeds records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.

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