HARROGATE HEBREW CONGREGATION serves a vibrant Jewish community in and around the beautiful North Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate. It is easy to find, nestling just opposite the well-known Betty's tea shop. Our Orthodox, relaxed community remains proudly independent. Known as The Welcoming Shul, it has built its reputation on its traditional ease of worship, independence within the Orthodox community and on friendship, decorum and respect for all.
We have many 'country' members, who keep holiday homes in the region. We also have the pleasure of welcoming out-of-towners and other visitors to our regular Saturday services and events. With two world class concert halls and a renowned live theatre, plus kosher shops just 20 minutes away, our country idyll offers everything you need. Do come visit our beautiful shul building, located just a few moments walk from the handsome, bustling town centre.
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A BIG THANKS to all for supporting our regular visiting Rabbi David Lister. An excellent Haftorah by Michael Black and lots of happy visitors. Rabbi Lister has a long association with our community (he is now Rabbi of Edgeware Shul) and we are delighted that he and his family are braving the Harrogate climate yet again to conduct the service this Shabbos.
The countdown begins to the next big festival, which is Purim! If you are thinking about Mishloach Manot, donating to charity or shaking your greggor, take a look at the background here.
Holocaust Service on Shabbos 30th January. Jewish survivor Hanneke Dye told her compelling story – an amazing experience of being saved as a baby in Nazi occupied Holland. Read more here.