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
Using modern technology to bring old tradition to your home

Photo (Left): Catherine Yass (2000) - Image (Right): Shul Pinkas (1903)

Image by Shul Pinkas (1903) Beis Hay

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Restoration Phase 3 - Ladies Gallery
Working in Partnership with
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Congregation of Jacob Synagogue has been awarded a conservation grant from the World Monuments Fund Jewish Heritage Grant Program. This grant will be used to start the refurbishment of the Ladies Gallery.

The Jewish Heritage Grant Program was formed in 1988 in response to the widespread neglect of the rich architectural heritage of Jewish communities around the world. Chaired by the Honorable Ronald S. Lauder, JHGP unites communities worldwide with public and private agencies committed to the protection and preservation of Jewish heritage.

For more information on the World Monuments Fund click here.


In the News

Jewish Chronicle - 20 August 2004
East End Life - 29 August 2004

Final Project Report on Phase 3
by Michael Gold 20th October 2004

Index

Damp on walls
Balcony Rail Height
Fire Escape
Electric Installation
Clean-Up
New View of the Synagogue
Acknowledgment Sign
Financial Page
Final Invoice

Damp on Walls

The cases surrounding the damaged timber were removed. The timber was treated, and where required, timber was replaced.

The cases surrounding the damaged timber were removed. The timber was treated, and where required, timber was replaced. The cases surrounding the damaged timber were removed. The timber was treated, and where required, timber was replaced.

The cases surrounding the damaged timber were removed. The timber was treated, and where required, timber was replaced. The cases surrounding the damaged timber were removed. The timber was treated, and where required, timber was replaced.


The removal of the cases stopped 2 inches short of the decorative plaster work. This was so that we would ensure minimal damage to the original decorative work.

The cases were rebuilt, and plastered.

The cases were rebuilt, and plastered. The cases were rebuilt, and plastered.
The cases were rebuilt, and plastered. The cases were rebuilt, and plastered.

This area was prepared and then painted.

This area was prepared and then painted This area was prepared and then painted

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Balcony Rail Height

The new handrails were manufactured off site. The area was cleaned and painted ready for their arrival.

The new handrails were manufactured off site. The area was cleaned and painted ready for their arrival. The new handrails were manufactured off site. The area was cleaned and painted ready for their arrival.

They were delivered by truck and hoisted onto the roof.

They were delivered by truck and hoisted onto the roof. They were delivered by truck and hoisted onto the roof.

And then secured in place.

And then secured in place. And then secured in place.
And then secured in place. And then secured in place.

Fire Escape

Fire Doors are now equipped with their correct panic bars and signs.

Fire Doors are now equipped with their correct panic bars and signs.

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Electric Installation

The electrician was very thorough and has produced a complete report of problems with the electric, which will form part of another phase of the total project.

In the meantime, dangerous electric work has been repaired immediately.

In the meantime, dangerous electric work has been repaired immediately.

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Clean-up

The clean-up team arrived and went through the balcony with a fine tooth comb.

The clean-up team arrived and went through the balcony with a fine tooth comb.
The clean-up team arrived and went through the balcony with a fine tooth comb.
The clean-up team arrived and went through the balcony with a fine tooth comb.

The Ladies Gallery has been left in an immaculate state.

The Ladies Gallery has been left in an immaculate state. The Ladies Gallery has been left in an immaculate state.

Further phases of the restoration will include the restoration of the benches and floor coverings.

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New View

There is a new view of the synagogue from the Ladies Gallery today. Phase III is now complete.

There is a new view of the synagogue from the Ladies Gallery today. Phase III is now complete.

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Acknowledgment sign which now appears in the synagogue.

Acknowledgment sign which now appears in the synagogue

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Financial

Money spent to date (All figures in UK Pounds Sterling)

Poultney Gallagher required 50% of the total to initiate building work. This £4782.25 was made up as follows:

£3969.43 from the WMF
£ 812.82 from Synagogue funds

There is no charge to the project for photographs, travel expenses, fuel and report writing as they have been donated by Michael Gold. (Cost approximately £50.00)

Attached to this report is the bank statement showing the conversion of funds from the WMF cheque, and the receipt from Poultney Gallagher for funds received to date.

The bank account was opened with £10.00
Interest paid by bank £0.02 (after tax)
Money from the WMF has now been paid to builder.
Balance of account £10.02

Final invoice £9170.88

Previous payment £4782.25

Balance to pay £4388.63 - This includes VAT at 17.5%

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Final Invoice

Final invoice page 1

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Final invoice page 2

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