From the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, November 10th, 1937
New Synagogue For Middlesbrough
Foundation Stone Laid
The foundation stone of the new synagogue in Park Road South, Middlesbrough, was laid yesterday by Mr Maurice Marks, one of the trustees and a leading figure in Teesside Jewish circles.
Despite heavy rain there was a good attendance. Mr P Simon, chairman of the building fund, presided at the ceremony, and also at a gathering in the Linthorpe Assembly Rooms. Others present were Mr I Freeman, (vice chairman of the building fund), Mr L B Baker (treasurer) and Messrs E Hush and B M Marks (joint hon secretaries.)
The service was conducted by Rabbi L Miller, assisted by the Rev G Wulwik and the Rev S Turtledove.
At the ceremony, Mr Marks referred to his 34 years active connection with the Middlesbrough Jewish community. Mr. N. Thompson, builder, presented him with a souvenir trowel.
Work Done by Women of Community
At the Linthorpe Assembly Rooms Mr Simon proposed the health of Mr Marks. Reference was made to the good work done by Messrs J Wilks, H Benjamin and I Hush in connection with the present synagogue.
Mr T Freeman proposed the health of the guests, and mentioned his appreciation of the indefatigable work of the women of the community, particularly Mrs Miller, wife of the Rabbi. Dr E Goldsborough, of Rothwell, replied. Mr Baker expressed appreciation of the way Rabbi Miller was cementing the friendship of the Jewish and non-Jewish people of the district. Rabbi Miller replied.
A vote of thanks to Mr Simon was moved by Mr A Halson.
It is expected that the new synagogue will be completed by the end of March. The present scheme is for a synagogue only, but it is hoped later that a schoolroom and lecture‑hall will be built adjoining the synagogue.