Photo of Shul by Catherine Yass (2000)

Hebrew - Congregation of Jacob
The Congregation of Jacob Synagogue
incorporating
cheva yisroel
Chevra Yisroel & Bicur Cholim & Stetziver Synagogue
351-353 Commercial Road, London, E1 2PS
Tel: 020 7790 2874
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Over 100 years of service to our community - Founded 5663-1903
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Photo (Left): Catherine Yass (2000) - Image (Right): Shul Pinkas (1903)

Image by Shul Pinkas (1903) Beis Hay

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St Mary and St Michael RC Church - 4 July 2003 -
14th week of the year 1/B - Brevlary: Week 2

St marys LogoCentenary of the
Synagogue of Jacob

I was deeply touched to receive an invitation from the members fo our local synagouge to come and join them in their centenary celebration, which took place last Monday evening. In the company of the Cheif of Police, the Deputy Mayor, the Bishop of Stepney and Councillors and quite a few Jewish Dignitaties, I was able to pray with the members od the synagogue and to be part of the congregation that heard the Chief Rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, speak on this ouspicious occasion. A very enriching and yet whitty speech by the Chief Rabbi, who alluded to the fact that he was born in this area, and grew up here. Also sharing some anecdotes which stirred the congregation to laughter. After the official part was over, we were invited to partake from the lavishly stocked tables.

Members of the synagouge have worked extreamly hard to renovate and redecorate this old building, and they have almost succeeded in fulfilling their dream. Shortage of funds prevented them from doing it all, yet they hope to finnish the works shortly. I was assured by the members that everyone is most welcome to pop-in and see the synagouge, or partake in their prayer service on Friday evening and Saturday morning. The Congregation of the Synagouge, like so many other denominations around here, has diminished considerably over the last few years. It is becoming more and more difficult for this particular congregation to have their services as they need a fixed number of people over 13 years, to be present. However, it was good to see that the warden is a young man with a lot of enthusiasm, which will hopefully help the community to attract more members. The members present were all very enthusiastic and all looked forward to better co-operation between the different faith groups. this may be the start of renewed ties with our Jewish neibours with who we share so much, especially where prayer is concerned. King David gave us these beautiful psalms which we and they prey daily.

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