the former

Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation

& Jewish Community

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire



Page created: 23 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 30 August 2017

Town of Middlesbrough

The town and borough of Middlesbrough, in the North East of England, with a population of about 140,000, has been unitary authority since 1996, although for ceremonial purposes it is considered part of the county of North Yorkshire.  From 1974 to 1996, Middlesbrough was a metropolitan district in the short-lived and now defunct metropolitan county of Cleveland. From 1968 to 1974, Middlesbrough was part of the county borough of Teeside, which had merged the county borough of Middlesbrough (formed 1889) with the municipal borough of Stockton-on-Tees. Until 1974, Middlesbrough was considered part of the North Riding of Yorkshire.

The Middlesbrough Jewish Community

Only one Jewish congregation, the Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation, is known to have existed in Middlesbrough.

Congregation Data

Official Name:

Middlesbrough Hebrew Congregation


Park Road South, Middlesbrough (from 15 June 1938)

Previous Addresses:

Brentnall Street, Middlesbrough ( from 24 June 1874 to 1938)
Hill Street (corner 56 Garden Street), Middlesbrough (from May 1870 to 1874)

Current Status:

Closed - 1 November1998
(YouTube videos of Closing Ceremony - Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4)

Date Formed:

May 1870


Ashkenazi Orthodox


http://kmbro.weebly.com/press-reviews.html The website of the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives, which is active, notwithstanding the closure of the synagogue.

Congregation Numbers:

1895 -   40 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896)

Registration District (BDM):

Registration District: Middlesbrough (from 1 April 1996) - Register Office Website

Previous Registration Districts:
   Central Cleveland - from 1 April 1974 until 1 April 1996;
   Teeside - from 1 October 1971 until 1 April 1974;
   South Teeside - from 1 April 1968 until 1 October 1971;
   Middlesbrough - from founding of congregation until 1 April 1968.
   (All records would now be held by current office.)

Worship Number: 22663


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the database associated with Middlesbrough include:


Old Cemetery, 1885-1951  (250 records*)
New Cemetery, 1932-2001  (409 records*)
*A search in the database may also reveal duplicates of these records on the JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Register (JOWBR).

1851 Anglo Jewry Database, including Whitby (25 miles to the east) (updated 2016)

Individuals in the 1851 Anglo Jewry Database who were living in;
Middlesbrough during the 1870s (4 records), 1880s (4 records), 1900s (1 record) and 1910s (1 record); and
Whitby during the 1850s (6 records).


Articles on the Middlesbrough Jewish Community


on the Kehilat Middlesbrough Newsletter and Archives website.

  on Other Third Party websites


Other Middlesbrough Jewish Institutions & Organisations
(that had been formed by 1900*)

Educational & Theological

  • Jewish School (founded by 1896)

Other Institutions & Organisations

  •  Anglo-Jewish Association branch (founded by 1900)

  • Chovevi Zion Association branch (founded by 1900)

  • Jewish Board of Guardians  (founded 1893)

  • Ladies Benevolent Society (founded by 1900)

* As listed in the Jewish Year Books 1896 & 1900.


Middlesbrough Jewish Cemeteries Information

Middlesbrough has two Jewish cemeteries, both within the municipal Linthorpe Cemetery, Middlesbrough T55:

  • Middlesbrough Old Jewish Cemetery. This is a plot situated in the south-western corner of Linthorpe Cemetery, close to Nursery Lane, Middlesbrough T55. Burials here date from 1885 to 1932.

  • Middlesbrough New Jewish Cemetery. This is situated in the north-east of Linthorpe Cemetery, close to Ayresome Green Lane. Opened in June 1932 and currently in use.

Burial records of both cemeteries are in the All-UK Database and JOWBR (see above).

(For additional information, see  IAJGS Cemetery Project - Middlesbrough)


Middlesbrough Jewish Population Data


          First Jewish settlement


about 100

(The Jewish Year Book 1896/7)



(The Jewish Year Book 1935)


about 450

(The Jewish Year Book 1947)



(The Jewish Year Book 1956)



(The Jewish Year Book 1966)



(The Jewish Year Book 1991)



Closure of Synagogue

Jewish Congregations in North Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page



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