Although it is highly likely that there were Jews living here from medieval times, the first indication of a Jewish community in Newcastle occurs in the 1820’s .
The United Hebrew Congregation was formed in 1973 as a result of the amalgamation of The Old Hebrew Congregation, The Jesmond Congregation, and The Gosforth & Kenton Congregation.
In 1986 a new site was opened in Culzean Park incorporating a 200 seat synagogue, a mikvah and a function hall and the remaining communities amalgamated to form the United Hebrew Congregation of Newcastle upon Tyne known as the UHC.
There are presently about 350 Jews who constitute the membership of the UHC and there are probably another 300 living in the region who are not affiliated with the synagogue.
Rabbi: Aaron Lipsey
Shacharit 7:30am (Sundays 8.30, Mondays & Thursdays 7.15, Fast days & Rosh Chodesh 7.00)
Mincha 1:30pm (Winter) / 7.30pm (Summer) (June & July 7.45pm)
Maariv 6:30pm (Winter), after Mincha (Summer)
Friday night with the commencement of Shabbat
Mincha after Kiddush (winter), approx 1 hour before termination of Shabbat (Summer)
Maariv at (Summer) or approx 15 minutes after (Winter) the termination of Shabbat
Graham Park Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 284 0959
Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox
Tyne & Wear Museums have collected a number of interviews with Jewish people in the North East, recalling the history of the community.