Whitley Bay

North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear




Page created: 13 February 2023
Latest revision or modification: 15 February 2023

Whitley Bay Jewish Cemetery


The were two Jewish communities in North Tyneside - North Shields and Whitley Bay, both of which are now defunct.

The Whitley Bay Jewish community dates from the early 1920s, although a synagogue building was not acquired until the late 1930s. In 1953, a Jewish Section was dedicated at the local cemetery and an Ohel erected. Click here to view images of the Ohel and the plaques within it. The cemetery this continues in use to this day.

The community began to decline in the the late 1960s and finally closed at the end of the 1990s. During its existence, it was the most northernly Jewish community in England.

The layout of the Jewish Section of the Jewish Section of Whitley Bay's Preston Cemetery can be viewed here. Only the plot reference numbers were available in the burial records and these have been used to derive the row and grave poitions shown in the layout.

The term 'Unconsectrated Grave' is used in this database to describe graves for which the deceased has been identified (from the burial records) but where no headstone or plaque has been erected.

The headstone images given in this database are based upon those in JOWBR - by Peter Gatoff and supplemented with more recent photos by Deborah Ross. In addition, the opportunuty has been taken to include other more recent images of older headstones found on 'Findagrave.com'. Use of these images has only been made possible by the kind permission of Findagrave contributors 'Gone but not Forgotten' and 'River Tyne Lass', which is gratefully acknowledged.

This database covers all burials, consecrations and headstone renovations carried out prior to 31 December 2022 (94 identified graves, 90 headstone images).

Information for any individual may be displayed by first selecting the appropriate surname letter from the list below and then selecting the required name from its corresponding drop-down list. Navigation to the next or previous burial plot in the Section/Row is achieved by clicking the appropriate link on the individual burial page. Note that the final section of the drop-down list covers all of the burials for which the grave locations have not been identified.

Each burial record includes the Reference No. from the orginal burial list (where known).

Grave locations (accurate to about a metre) can be displayed on a Google satellite image via the button provided on each burial page.

Please ensure that JavaScript is enabled in your browser before making a selection above.

This database has been created through the efforts and support of Alan Tobias, Peter Gatoff, Deborah Ross and David Shulman with acknowledgement of permission to use images by Findagrave contributors 'Gone but not Forgotten' and 'River Tyne Lass'. The GPS enhancements were developed by Alan and Derek Tobias.

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