Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue

Leeds, West Yorkshire




Page created: 2 March 2002
Latest revision or update: 5 October 2016

The main entrance to the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue, Street Lane, May 2013
David Shulman 2013

Congregation Data


Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue


Street Lane Gardens, 399 Street Lane, Moortown, Leeds LS17 6HQ

Other Addresses:

At one time there were two branches:

1.  The original branch, which closed in about 1973, at the following addresses:

  • Parkside, Newton Park View, Chapeltown Road, Leeds 7 - the last address, from 1937 to 1973;

  • Bridge Street (corner Lower Brunswick Street & Back Nile Street) from 1908 to 1937;

  • Upper Hope Street from 1886 to 1908 (moving to larger premises in Hope Street in 1895);

  • 20a St Albans Street  (home of several synagogues over the years) from 1877 to 1886;

  • Templar Street, where it started as a small congregation in the early 1870s

All the above addressses, apart from Parkside, are in or around the Leylands district of Leeds.

2.  The present Moortown branch, which first commenced services in about 1959. New synagogue built and opened in 1969

Current Status:


Date Formed:



In 1890's and some time thereafter, was a member of the United Synagogues of Leeds, which also included the Great Synagogue.
Now, a provincial synagogue under the aegis of the Chief Rabbi.


Ashkenazi Orthodox

Membership Data:

Newton Park View branch

1904 - 250 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1905)
1909 - 180 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1910)
1940 - 560 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1940-41)
1946 - 560 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1947)
1953 - 620 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1954)

Moortown branch

1999 - 710  (Board of Deputies)


At certain times, the following congregations were affiliated:

Incorporated Congregations:

The following congregations were incorporated into Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue:



Marriage Certification:

Worship Number 71767
Registration District: Leeds North


All Synagogue records prior to 1952 destroyed in a fire.


The congregation generally used or uses the Hill Top Cemeteries and the BHH Cemetery. For details see Cemetery Information on Leeds Jewish Community home page.

See also Database below.


Search the BHH Cemetery Records

Some 2,200 burials, plus photographs of over 2,000 headstones, in the Beth Hamidrash Hagadol  Cemetery, Gelderd Road, Gildersome, from 1955 to 2013.

Search the Hill Top Cemeteries Records

Records of all burials, plus photographs of all headstones at the Hill Top Cemeteries, generally in use from 1875 to 1970 (but with some later burials).


Search the All-UK Database

The records in the All-UK Database specifically associated with this congregation include:


Hill Top Cemeteries (1,049 records);
New Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Cemetery (1,132 records)
Mariempoler (Old Central) Cemetery (81 records).

For a list of other Leeds records in the Database that may also include records associated with this congregation, click here.

Leeds Jewish Community home page

Other Jewish Congregations in West Yorkshire

Jewish Communities of England home page


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