the former

Vilna Synagogue

Leeds, West Yorkshire




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

Congregation Data


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.)


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


Before 1885


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.)


Ashkenazi Orthodox


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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