After more than half a century, a new synagogue and Jewish community space has opened in Islington. Located on Upper Street near Angel station, the pop-up space was the location of religious services to celebrate this year’s Jewish High Holidays, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
David Newman OBE, a British-Israeli scholar, has said: ‘As someone who was present at the last Islington service held at Poets Road synagogue in 1967, I am sending you and your community heartfelt Mazal Tov and Shana Tova.’
After the High Holiday season, the space will be open for prayers (including Shabbat morning service from 17 October) and adult education courses, events, Jewish art and history exhibition, cafe, Judaica shop, and will serve as a Kosheroo collection point.
Rabbi Mendy Korer, Director of Chabad Islington has said: ‘Since announcing the opening of the space, the outpouring of excitement and love from the community has been truly moving. The location on the bustling Upper Street is phenomenal, it feels like opportunities are endless. There are many ways to get involved with the project, either by sharing ideas of how the space can be developed or by joining our events; you can volunteer your time or financially help to make sure the project becomes permanent.’
For now this space is temporary. You can help us to ensure a permanent space in Islington by making a donation.
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