Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire Hebrew Congregation

stoke-on-trent-2006 copyright © 2014 Jono David


Formerly the Stoke-on-Trent Hebrew Congregation (at one time, previously known as the Hanley Synagogue)


A successful Lottery Heritage Fund bid allowed the community to build a new synagogue in 2006

in London Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. ST5 1LZ (next to the Jewish cemetery)

(Former Address: Birch Terrace, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent (from ca 1902 to 2004, new construction 1923), prior to then, Hanover Street, Hanley.)

Link: Stoke on Trent Synagogue on Facebook


(photo:copyright © 2014 Jono David )


  1. Andy

    Hello Everyone ,
    I live in Hertfordshire and am thinking about Rosh Hashana .

    If anyone knows a kind family willing to put me up for Yom Tov and Rosh Hashana for a little money and help me go to Shool in Stoke then please write to me at

    For my sins I am a Vegetarian!
    If no replies I shall stay in Herts at home .

    Thank you

    PS Totally willing to eat oatcakes .
    Just a bit nervous staying in a hotel on my own.

  2. andy strowman

    Hello Janos ,
    Please couid you simplify what you want .

    Detailsand photos of Holocaust and stories ?

    If so please e mail me I have had friends who visited Belsen camp soon after liberation .One helped save lives with the medical team .

    The other a ballet dancer who performed for British soldiers there .

  3. andy strowman

    I am not sure what all this is about but if you need any material about the genocide I have first hand material and photos of Belsen camp and people who saved lives and a friend who performed ballet there .

  4. Janos Kerti

    I am a PhD researcher at Staffordshire University exploring ethical ways of presenting forensic archaeological genocide materials through Virtual Heritage technologies.

    I am emailing to enquire if members of your organisation would be interested in taking part within a focus study group, which would require participants to view current Virtual Heritage platforms and engage in discussion regarding personal perspectives of what has been viewed. The overall aims of the project seek to explore how forensic archaeological investigative genocide materials can be ethically presented through Virtual Heritage technologies. You have been selected due to the rich information that your members hold, which is of significance to research.

    However, the initial stage of research requires full ethical approval from Staffordshire University (which is currently being completed). In order to fully complete the specific questions asked within the ethical form I would need to know how many members are currently registered with yourself (just an overall number, no names). This information allows the research project to understand what is known as the population of interest (in qualitative research terms), from which the minimum acquired numbers of participants can be ascertained. If this information could be provided as soon as possible I would be very grateful, as this would allow research to quickly commence.

    I thank you for taking the time to read this request, and look forward to your response.

  5. andy strowman

    I would like to come to stoke and wonder if any kind hearted person or persons would put me up for Shabbas .
    I did the Stoke Marathon in 1997 and was a little friend of Stan Matthews and came all the way to Stoke to attend his funeral .

    Is there any Gitte neshemas out there .I attend Nelson Street Synagogue in Whitechapel .Rabbi Austin knows me well .

    I would be so grateful .I am a vegetarian and am kind .

  6. Andrea cain

    I am not orthadox, but i do however identify myself from a maternal bloodline of a jewish family. I am looking for a mezzuzah for my front door out of respect and rememberance for my grandma, where can i get one? I want it to be done respectfully by a sofer and not sure what i found online would be done on kosher parchment etc.

  7. Suzy levy

    Hi, myself and my husband are relocating to stafford and have found that our nearest synagogue is newcastle under lyme. We would like some information on this synagogue . My husband is orthodox and a member of borehamwood elstree synagogue. We would also welcome any information on kosher restaurants and delis in area. Thank you .

  8. Kristian Pace

    Dear Sir/madam

    I am an cub scout leader from a Scout group with in Stoke on trent, through ourrogramme we do different badge work to enable our young people to learn new skills and to grow into caring and helpful young adults. At present we are doing work on world faith and I was hoping to arrange a visit around a synagogue if possible

    I hope to hear from you soon

  9. Patrick Anderson

    Thanks very much to John, who left me a helpful long voicemail message in response to my query on 24 October 2014. I am sorry to say I have lost the voicemail, and hence cannot call you back. John, if you could text me your mobile or landline number, I will do so.

  10. Patrick Anderson

    I would be grateful to know the opening times of the old Hebrew Cemetery adjoining the new Synagogue on the London Road, Stoke-On-Trent? Is it generally open to the public during the day and weekends, or is it locked? I am planning a visit soon, hence my interest.

    Please do not hesitate to phone or text me if this is convenient (07952671770).

  11. Hello

    I am contacting you from the office of the Chief Rabbi and wanted to update our records, say ‘hello’ and speak to you about the opportunities available to your community.

    I would be grateful if you could please get in touch, either via email or by phoning:

    I look forward to speaking soon


  12. Jo-Ann Carnwell

    Dear Sir / Madam
    I wondered if you could assist? My 11 year old son; who attends Painsley Catholic College is currently studying the Jewish Faith and the importance of synagogues. He has been asked to compose a letter describing what a synagogue looks like, his thought and feelings about the experience. Rather than use just the intern et for this information; he expressed an interest in visiting a synagogue – could you advise? Would this be possible the weekend of the 7th / 8th June?

  13. David Stonier

    I am trying to find information about a family link to a Jewish medical doctor that may have practised in Heron Cross in either the late 1800’s or early 1900’s. Do you have an email address for anyone that might possibly help, please?

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