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Psalms of David and Talmud Synagogue

Leeds, West Yorkshire




Page created: 19 September 2005
Latest revision or update: 6 October 2016

Congregation Data


Psalms of David and Talmud Synagogue


Reginald Terrace, Leeds 7, from about 1945 to 1973.

Former Addresses:

Bridge Street (from 1884)
Lady Lane (from at least 1903)
Albert Grove, Leeds (from November 1907 to 1945)

Brief History
& Affiliations:

1884 - Formed as Psalms of David Congregation or Chevra Tehillim.
1897 - Joined the Amalgamation of Synagogues.. 
1930's - Became affiliated to Leeds United Hebrew Congregation for the purposes of burial rights. (Jewish Year Book 1935-45)
Mid 1950's
- Incorporated the Talmudical (or Talmud) Synagogue and adopted the name "Psalms of David and Talmud Synagogue".
April 1973 - Synagogue closed, but services held at the Talmud Torah, Sandhill Lane, Leeds 17.
About 1982 - Merged  into the Leeds New Central Vilna Synagogue


Closed, about 1982, on merger with Leeds New Central Vilna Synagogue


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

1938 - 150 seatholders  (Jewish Year Book 1939)
1946 - 240 seatholders  (Jewish Year Book 1947)
1950 - 420 seatholders  (Jewish Year Book 1951)


Until 1935, the cemetery used by this congregation was the Hill Top Cemetery. Thereafter, the Psalms of David Congregation had a separate section at the New Farnley Cemetery. It is 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 approximately 1,050  records of burials, plus photographs of gravestones, associated with this congregation from approximately 1930.

Leeds Hill Top Cemeteries Database also contains records of burials, plus photographs of gravestones, associated with this congregation until approximately 1930.


Search the All-UK Database

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


New Farnley Cemeteries - Psalms of David Section (630 records).

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

Leeds Jewish Community home page

Other Jewish Congregations in West Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page 


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