By Cathy Forman, June 25, 2009
The Sunderland Synagogue building has been put up for sale, three years after the congregation disbanded.
Its owners, the Shlomo Memorial Fund, purchased the Grade II listed building in 2000 with the intention that the Jewish community would use it for as long as possible. The final Shabbat service was held in March 2006.
It had been hoped that the Gateshead community would also utilise the premises, but no interest had been expressed.