Esther Rinkoff from the East End’s celebrated Rinkoff Bakery is at Finchley Church End Library on Monday November 18 in conversation with Pam Fox examining the business’s fascinating history.

There will be free pastries for early arrivals, while stocks last.

This is a free event, starting at 6.30 pm and running until 8.00 pm, with a 45mins discussion followed by a 15mins Q&A session with a  prize for the best question.

Finchley Church End Library is at 318-320 Regents Park Road, London,

N3 2LN.

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, which was lined with jewellers and known then as the Hatton Garden of the East End. All the family, uncles, cousins and aunts lived up above the bakery and worked in the business, which flourished there until 1971 – when a compulsory purchase order presaged the demolition of the building, along with the rest of Old Montague St.

In recent decades Rinkoff’s has operated from Jubilee St with a small shop and a large busy bakery behind, where the next generation have joined the family business.

Pam Cox is a social historian with a particular interest in Jewish history, and has written a book about Rinkoffs which will be available to buy on the night.

You can find out more and get tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meet-esther-rinkoff-from-rinkoff-bakery-in-conversation-with-pam-fox-tickets-68107676895?aff=efbneb&fbclid=IwAR2cGiMQfZyJy05-vPbWfZ4jcCP_xug746gunn9D6o4Ygieey3Ca-hBOqUc

NB THIS IS NOT A JEECS EVENT BUT LOOKS REALLY INTERESTING.

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