Fieldgate Street synagogue, which had been one of the last remaining active synagogues in the East End until relatively recently, has been bought by the adjacent East London Mosque.

The Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue was founded in 1899 and rebuilt in 1950 following World War II damage. It closed for regular services in 2009 and subsequent attempts to revive it ultimately failed.

The mosque held an open afternoon at the synagogue, at 45 Fieldgate Street, London E1 1JU, on Sunday October 25, giving an opportunity to drop in and look round this unique building in its original setting before refurbishment. There were short talks about the work of the mosque and the history of the synagogue, with artefacts on display and members of the East London Mosque Archive's steering group and archivists and historians on hand to answer questions.

Unfortunately, JEECS was unable to make it to this event, but we would be glad of any reports from it.

 

 

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