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Sandys Row

Synagogue

Basic Information

The building was constructed in 1766 by refugee French Huguenots as a community church, named L'Eglise de l'Artillerie in Bishopsgate. In the mid-19th century, it was purchased by a Jewish society, the Hevrat Menahem Avalim Hesed v'Emeth (Heb: The Comforters of Mourners Kindness and Truth Society). The society had been founded by immigrants in 1853 as a mutual aid and burial insurance society, but evolved into a synagogue. The members were workingmen of Dutch Ashkenazi background, employed as cigar makers, diamond cutters and fruit traders. They acquired the building in 1867.

Affiliation:
Orthodox Judaism
Build completed:
1766

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E1 7HW

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