Phase 3 - Ladies Gallery
in Partnership with
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.
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
more information on the World Monuments Fund click
Jewish Chronicle - 20 August 2004
East End Life - 29 August 2004
on Phase 3
by Michael Gold 20th October 2004
Balcony Rail Height
New View of the Synagogue
cases surrounding the damaged timber were removed. The timber was
treated, and where required, timber was replaced.
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
cases were rebuilt, and plastered.
area was prepared and then painted.
new handrails were manufactured off site. The area was cleaned and
painted ready for their arrival.
were delivered by truck and hoisted onto the roof.
then secured in place.
Doors are now equipped with their correct panic bars and signs.
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.
the meantime, dangerous electric work has been repaired immediately.
clean-up team arrived and went through the balcony with a fine tooth
Ladies Gallery has been left in an immaculate state.
phases of the restoration will include the restoration of the benches
and floor coverings.
is a new view of the synagogue from the Ladies Gallery today. Phase
III is now complete.
sign which now appears in the synagogue.
spent to date (All figures in UK Pounds Sterling)
Gallagher required 50% of the total to initiate building work. This
£4782.25 was made up as follows:
from the WMF
£ 812.82 from Synagogue funds
is no charge to the project for photographs, travel expenses, fuel
and report writing as they have been donated by Michael Gold. (Cost
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.
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
to pay £4388.63 - This includes VAT at 17.5%