the former

Jesmond Hebrew Congregation

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear




Page created: 3 September 2003
Latest revision or update: 1 September 2017

Jesmond Synagogue, Newcastle
Jesmond Synagogue, Newcastle
(Courtesy Peter Gatoff)


Congregation Data

Official Name:

Jesmond Hebrew Congregation


Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne (from 1915, foundation stone laid 1914)

Date Formed:


Current Status:

In 1973, the congregation merged with two other congregatiions to form the Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation. However, Eskdale Terrace continued to serve as one of the synagogues (and from 1984 to 1986 the only synagogue) of the united congregation, until its closure in 1986.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


Rev. Emmanuel Drukker, BA - from 1915 until 1958
Rabbi Dr. Isaac Lerner, MA, PhD - 1958
Rabbi S. Silberg, MA

(Primary Source: L. Olsover's "The Jewish Communities of North-East England", 1980)

Cemetery Information

In 1915, the Congregation acquired its own cemetery, being the Jewish Section of the Byker and Heaton Municipal Cemetery (for details, see Newcastle Cemetery Information)

On-line Articles, Photographs and Other Material
relating to this Congregation



Congregational Records

Registration District (BDM):

Newcastle upon Tyne (from founding of the Congregation) - Link to Register Office email


Numerous records of the Jewish Communities in Northeast England (only a sample of which are listed below) are deposited with the Tyne and Wear Archives Service (http://www.legacyarchives.org.uk).  
CLICK HERE to view a full list of these records (correct to December 2005). 

Synagogue Records:

  • Minutes 1924-1973 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Annual Reports 1941-1973 - Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Membership 1926-1931 - Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Accounts 1922-1943 - Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Orders of Service 1915-1986 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

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Jewish Congregations in Tyne and Wear

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