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Rachel Lichtenstein gives a guided tour to volunteers at the Sandys Row synagogue.

 

Sandys Row Synagogue, London’s oldest still functioning Ashkenazi Synagogue, was established in the 19th century by Dutch Jews from Amsterdam in a building that was originally constructed as a Protestant chapel in 1766.

In our latest Have Your Say personal essay the writer and artist Rachel Lichtenstein, who is working on a book that explores the story of the synagogue, describes its current status and complex history.

 

Click here to access the Have Your Say

 

NOTE: In London on November 1, Rachel Lichtenstein will be giving a lecture about the Sandys Row synagogue. Click here for details.

 

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