the former

New Synagogue & Beth Hamedrash

Cheetham Hill, Manchester




Page created: 16 July 2015
Latest revision or update: 26 February 2017

Congregation Data


New Synagogue & Beth Hamedrash


The Congregation, at one time, had two synagogue buildings:
122 Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester M8(i) (from 1889 until 1964) and
5 Greenhill Road, Manchester M8 (from about 1948 until mid/late 1950's)

(The congregation was considered part of the "North Manchester" Jewish community.)

Branch Synagogue:

New Synagogue, Kersal Branch
Kersal Crag, Bury New Road, Salford, M7
(until 1950s)

Date Formed:

Founded in 1889 by William Aronsberg

Current Status:

Merged in 27 December 1964 with the Great Synagogue, Manchester to form the Manchester Great and New Synagogue, which in 2008 became the Manchester Great New and Central Synagogue.


Ashkenazi Orthodox


1896 - 223 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1896/97)

1905 - 200 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1906)

1915 - 200 seatholders (Jewish Year Book 1916)

Local Authority:

The congregation was in the centre of Manchester, which is now part of the metropolitan borough of the City of Manchester (now within the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester, which no longer has any administrative powers).
From 1889 to 1974, Manchester was a county borough (a unitary authority), geographically (though not administratively) within the County of Lancashire.

Cemetery Information:

Prestwich Village Jews' Burial Ground, Bury New Road  M25 was shared between the New Synagogue and the Great Synagogue. It was generally in use from 1841 to 1884, although the last burial was in 1914. For additional cemetery details, see Manchester Jewish Cemeteries Information on Manchester Jewish Community home page.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Jewish Heritage in England - An Architectural Guide by Sharman Kadish (2006), pp. 146, includes a brief description of the exterior of synagogue building at 122 Cheetham Hill Road.


On-line Articles and Other Material relating to the thus congregtion


  • The conference paper on "Manchester" from Provincial Jewry in Victorian Britain includes information on this Congregation.


Congregational Records Records

At Manchester Register Office:

At Manchester Archives and Local Studies:

See items listed under Manchester Great & New Synagogue Records, which may include material relating to this Congregation.

Greater Manchester Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in the City of Manchester (metropolitan borough)

Street Directory of Jewish Congregations in Greater Manchester

Jewish Communities of England home page


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