Harrogate Hebrew Congregation


Harrogate Hebrew Congregation
St. Mary’s Walk,

The Secretary – 01423 871713

Current Status: Active

Date Formed: 1918

Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox

Harrogate Hebrew Congregation

The Harrogate Hebrew Congregation was established in 1918 and a synagogue was opened on its present site in 1925.
The current building was erected in 1968 and can accommodate about 200.
It has always functioned in the Orthodox tradition under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi but as an independent body.
The congregants have traditionally been active in the wider community having had a Mayor, several councillors and many members who have held other positions involved in local affairs.

The community  has an active WIZO group.

It became affiliated to Leeds United Hebrew Congregation for the purposes of burial rights.


  1. Hilary Yom-Tov

    Dear sir,
    My maiden name is Katseph and I was born and raised in Harrogate. My parents, Shirley and David Katseph were members of the Harrogate Hebrew Congregation from 1961-1982 when as a family we made Aliyah to Israel. I am interested to hear about the jewish community in Harrogate as it was a small but tight-knit community when I was growing up. I went to “cheder” every sunday and have fond memories of shabatot and chagim in the community.
    With regards,
    Hilary Yom-Tov

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