An East End family through three generations

Monday November 25. Finchley Church End Library, 318-320 Regents Park Road, London, N3 2LN. 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. Free.

Author Ruth Badley in conversation with Kate Thompson talking about her  book Where are the Grown-ups?,  a tragic and uplifting story about a Jewish family in Stepney. 

The author's maternal grandmother, Rose, a cigarette maker from London’s Jewish East End, died following childbirth in 1930 at the age of 25. The author’s mother, Sylvia was subsequently adopted by an aunt and uncle. The book recalls the author’s uncomfortable childhood memories and  explores Sylvia’s story at an earlier time in east London.

To find out more and obtain tickets go to: 

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The story of an East End bakers

Monday November 18. Finchley Church End Library, 318-320 Regents Park Road, London, N3 2LN. 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Free. .

Esther Rinkoff from the East End’s celebrated Rinkoff Bakery in conversation with social historian Pam Fox examining the business’s fascinating history. 

Rinkoff’s, established in 1911, is a family run business based in the heart of the East End and has been producing speciality bread cakes and rolls for over 100 years.

It was founded by Hyman Rinkoff, a Master Baker who arrived in London in 1906, fleeing the pogroms in Kiev. He opened his shop five years later in Spitalfields opposite Black Lion Yard,

Free pastries for early arrivals, while stocks last.

More information  and tickets from:  

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A unique view of East End life in pictures

Sunday October 6. Sandys Row Synagogue, 4a Sandys Row, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HW.

Vanished Streets, a unique collection of photographs of the Jewish East End from the 1970s that have never been seen before.

11.00 am to 6.00 pm. Admission £5.

Featuring the work of Shloimy Alman, a young youth worker from Manchester who visited east London for the first time in 1977. He met the renowned Yiddish poet Avram Stencl who guided him around the streets.

At 1.00 pm and 4.00 pm well-known author and Sandys Row historian Rachel Lichtenstein will be giving an illustrated talk on the story of this collection and the wider Jewish East End. Framed prints will be available to purchase along with a full colour exhibition catalogue, various books and postcards on the Jewish East End and Kosher refreshments.

For further information and to purchase tickets go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vanished-streets-1970s-photographs-by-shloimy-alman-of-jewish-east-london-tickets-70756756363

Sandys Row Synagogue is at 4a Sandys Row, Spitalfields, London, E1 7HW, a short walk from Liverpool Street station.

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