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Vine Court Synagogue
Vine Court Synagogue The former Vine Court Synagogue is half a mile east of Aldgate East Station, and worth the walk. Vine Court is a tiny turning off Whitechapel Road. Walk into a cobbled alleyway under an arch and there on your left hand side is 'Malhi House', formerly Vine Court Synagogue. The dome in the distance is the crumbling roof of the old flop house next to the East London Mosque. Step back 100 years when you step into Vine Court. The synagogue combined with Fieldgate Street Synagogue in 1965,
Vine Court Synagogue
Vine Court Synagogue Plaque at Fieldgate Street Synagogue marking the amalgamation with Vine Court Synagogue
Heneage Street Synagogue
Heneage Street Synagogue The former Heneage Street Synagogue, which closed in 1972
Nelson Street synagogue
Nelson Street synagogue Foundation stone of the East London Central Synagogue in Nelson Street, dating from 1923
Congregation of Jacob Synagogue
Congregation of Jacob Synagogue The Congregation of Jacob Synagogue (Kehillas Ya'akov) at 2, Commercial Road, London E1 2PS, was founded in 1903.
Congregation of Jacob Synagogue
Congregation of Jacob Synagogue The Congregation of Jacob Synagogue in Ciommercial Road
The Congregation of Jacob Synagogue
The Congregation of Jacob Synagogue The ark of the Congregation of Jacob Synagogue
Bevis Marks Synagogue
Bevis Marks Synagogue The imposing gateway to Bevis Marks from the street
Bevis Marks
Bevis Marks The entrance to Bevis Marks Synagogue
Bevis Marks Synagogue
Bevis Marks Synagogue Inside Britain's oldest synagogue, Bevis Marks
Bethnal Green Great Synagogue
Bethnal Green Great Synagogue Bookplate from a Bethnal Green Great Synagogue siddur (prayer book)
Commercial Road Great Synagogue
Commercial Road Great Synagogue Rabbi Shlomo Halstuck enjoys the music of the boys choir at Commercial Road Great Synagogue.
Commercial Road Great Synagogue
Commercial Road Great Synagogue Rabbi Shlomo Halstuck at the Commercial Road Great Synagogue
Heneage Street synagogue
Heneage Street synagogue The former Heneage Street synagogue, closed in 1972
Philpot Street synagogue
Philpot Street synagogue Inside Philpot Street synagogue in 1923
Philpot Street synagogue
Philpot Street synagogue Philpot Street Ketubah (marriage certificate)

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