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Adam Dant At Sandys Row Synagogue

July 11, 2020
by the gentle author

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Several years ago, Adam Dant drew a Map of Huguenot Spitalfields and more than two hundred people got in touch to add their ancestors. Now Adam has created this plan of Sandys Row Synagogue, London’s oldest Ashkenhazi Synagogue, we are seeking readers whose ancestors who were part of the shul. The synagogue is launching Our Roots¬†project to collect the stories of members of the congregation since it was founded in 1854, when fifty families formed the Society for Comfort of the Mourners, Kindness, & Truth.

Email if you have stories, photographs or any other information about your ancestors that would like to contribute.

All are welcome to join the launch event on Zoom on Wednesday 22nd July at 7:45pm to learn more about the project and the history of Sandys Row Synagogue.

Click here to sign up for free

Photograph of Sandys Row by Morley Von Sternberg

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  1. Martine Kaufman permalink
    July 11, 2020

    What a lovely thing to do. We need to pass on the story of the Jewish East End. My shul was Great Garden Street. I wish you every success. Please stay in the East End.

  2. July 11, 2020

    My g-g-father, Nathan Joseph was the architect of Sandy’s Row, or rather he converted it to its present form from a chapel, and of the JFS. I don’t know if he was a member or not as I think by then he had moved west. A generation before both sides of my family had roots in the area, but I guess that was pre-Sandys Row

  3. Bernie permalink
    July 11, 2020

    Like many others, my ancestors lived in the area and may have been members, but of course I have no record. I would very much like to consult membership records if they exist.

  4. July 11, 2020

    Beautiful Picture of the Synagogue. Thank You Very Much!!????????

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