Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation

Edinburgh, Scotland




Page created: 6 October 2005
Latest revision or update: 7 May 2017

Congregation Data


Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation (in early part of the 20th century also known as the "Englisher shul")


4 Salisbury Road, Newington, Edinburgh EH16 5AB (built & consecrated 1932, renovated in 1980 and 2003).

The synagogue, including gatepiers and boundary walls, is a Scottish Category B Listed Building (number LB43172), designated on 29 March 1996. View description on Historic Environment Scotland website.

Former Addresses:

1816 to 1825 - lane off Nicholson Street (or possibly only until 1817)

1825 (or 1817) to 1867 - Richmond Court, off Richmond Street (from 1833 to 1840, there was also a rival Richmond Court congregation.

1867 to 1896 - Ross House, Park Place

1896 to 1932 - Graham Street (consecrated 1898)

Current Status:





Orthodox Ashkanazi


A provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.

Web Site:


Membership Data:

1845 - 17 ba'alai batim and 16 seatholders (Chief Rabbi's Questionnaire)
1860 - 24 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)
1870 - 42 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)
1880 - 60 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)
1890 - 72 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)
1900 - 73 seatholders (Board of Deputies Returns)

Branch Congregation:

Dalry Road Synagogue (1880 until about 1914) operated as a branch of this congregation.

Cemetery Information:

For details of cemeteries used by this congregation, see Edinburgh Cemetery Information on Edinburgh home page


On-line Articles and Other Material
relating to this Congregation


on Third Parties' Websites

Edinburgh Jewish Community home page
(which includes additional information and other articles relating to this congregations)

Jewish Communities and Congregations in Scotland home page



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