Our history
Shabbos services: 10.00am
01423 871 713      St Mary’s Walk, Harrogate, HG2 OLW.

History

HARROGATE: OFTEN VOTED ‘the UK’s happiest place to live’ is a vibrant and charming spa town, located within easy reach of the world-renowned Yorkshire Dales. The synagogue is in the heart of this historic town, within easy walking distance of thousands of home, from tiny apartments and cottages to grand mansions.

Harrogate Synagogue is brimful of history, too. It’s home to a long-established, welcoming and traditional community and occupies a lovely building, located centrally in the town.

The community first established a synagogue locally in 1918, taking rooms over an antique shop in what is now the town’s Montpelier Quarter. The community moved to the current site (formerly a church school building) at St Mary’s Walk in 1925 and the shul you see today rose there in 1968.

With a capacity of approx. 200, it has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent years to offer a charming and welcoming space. Services are held on Shabbos (Saturday) from 10am, while a function room with on-site kosher catering facilities make it an ideal venues for simchas – weddings, bnei mitzvahs and more.

Harrogate Hebrew Congregation keeps Orthodox Jewish traditions and, while under the auspices of the Chief Rabbi for weddings, bar- and batmitzvahs and other simchas, remains otherwise independent.