Newcastle United Hebrew Congregation


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
Shacharit 9:30am
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
Culzean Park,
Graham Park Road
Newcastle Upon Tyne
0191 284 0959

Ritual: Ashkenazi Orthodox

NE Jewish Rep Council
Tyne & Wear Museums have collected a number of interviews with Jewish people in the North East, recalling the history of the community.
Jewish Lives


  1. Jonny Rothfield

    Hi. I’m trying to find out where my grandfather, Marcus Leopold Rothfield (dob 24 Feb 1898) is buried. I have 3 grandparents buried in Hazelrigg but I know he isn’t there. Could you let me know who I could contact to find out?

    Many thanks

    Jonny Rothfield

  2. Richard

    i am not jewish but interested in the community in newcastle. I used to walk past the synagogue in Gosforth as a child and always wondered what is was like inside. I liked listening to the peoples stories.

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