Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear




Page created: 3 September 2003
Latest revision or update: 4 August 2016

Newcastle Culzean Park Synagogue
The Synagogue at Culzean Park
(Courtesy Peter Gatoff)

Congregation Data


Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation

Date Formed:

1 March 1973, on the merger of the Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation, the Gosforth & Kenton Hebrew Congregation and the Jesmond Hebrew Congregation
(Note: this was the third instance of the formation of a "Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation", the first being in 1880 (the Temple Street / Charlotte Square merger) and the second in 1924 ,the Beth Hamedrash / Corporation Street merger.)


Culzean Park, Graham Park Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 4BH, opened in 1986.

Previous Addresses:

Prior to 1986, the united congregation was served by the following three existing synagogues of the merged congregations, until their respective closure:

The Leazes Park Road Synagogue (of the Newcastle Old Hebrew Congregation) 1973 to 1978.

The Lansdowne Terrace Synagogue (of the Gosforth & Kenton Hebrew Congregation) 1973 to 1984

The Eskdale Terrace Synagogue (of the Jesmond Hebrew Congregation) 1973 to 1986.

Current Status:



Ashkenazi Orthodox

Marriage Certification:

Group: Board of Deputies
Registration District: Newcastle upon Tyne

Membership Data:

1999 - 534  (Board of Deputies)


Rabbi S. P. Toperoff - 1973
Rev. M. M. Baddiel - 1973 to 1995
Rabbi Y. Fine - 1974 to ?
Rabbi Y. L. Black - 1995 to 2004
Rabbi D.Y. Lewis, MA - 2005 to 2011
Rabbi A. M. Lipsey - 2011 - present (August 2016)

Cemetery Information:

The Orthodox Community in Newcastle has three Jewish cemeteries in use since 1973, Hazlerigg, Heaton and Ravensworth (for details, see Newcastle Cemetery Information)


Culzean Park Synagogue, Newcastle
Plaque commemorating the Consecration of the
Culzean Park Synagogue
(Courtesy Peter Gatoff)
Culzean Park Synagogue, Newcastle
Plaque commemorating the Laying of the
Foundation Stone at the Culzean Park Synagogue
(Courtesy Peter Gatoff)



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:

  • Annual Reports 1973-1990 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Orders of Service 1975-1996 -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

  • Plans  -  Tyne and Wear Archives Service (see above)

Newcastle upon Tyne Jewish Community home page

Jewish Congregations in Tyne and Wear

Jewish Communities of England home page



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