TIMELINE OF JEWISH ISLINGTON

Menorah / 2011

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2011

Rabbi Mendy and Hadasa Korer launch Chabad Islington

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2011

Chabad Islington organises the first Islington Menorah Lighting

This interactive timeline tracks the history of the Jewish Community of Islington from its golden period in the 19th century, the closing down of its synagogues in mid-20th, to the launch of Chabad Islington, our work, and aims for the future.

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1851

1868

1941

1953

1958

1967

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2029

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1851

The Jewish population of Islington was around 1400: nearly 1 in 20 of the UK Jewish population

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1941

Wolf Morein, minister of the North London Synagogue, killed in World War II

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1967

Poets' Road Synagogue closes. It was the last site of Jewish worship in Islington

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1958

The North London Synagogue closes

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1953

The booklet celebrating the Queen's Coronation concluded 'may the synagogue celebrate its anniversary unimpaired'

2019

Staff team grows to five

2020

Annual income reaches £250,000 in charitable contributions

2021

Jewish population on census grows by 10%

2021

Permanent synagogue and Jewish community centre reopens in Islington

2017

Rabbi Mendy Korer becomes Jewish Chaplain at St Barts Hospital

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2017

Islington Menorah Lighting featured in TimeOut

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2017

The first Big Jewish Summer Fete at Highbury Fields is attended

by 1000 people.

BARTS / 2017

2018

The first £1000 Supporters Club Challenge launches in September

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2018

Chabad Islington prints its own edition of Tanya in the presence of the descendants of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Tanya's author

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2018

Publication of the first Impact Report

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2018

Don Kipper and London Jewish Male Choir perform at the second Big Jewish Summer Fete

TANYA / 2018

2014

Chabad Islington becomes a registered charity

2014

First TV interview for London Live

TORAH / 2014

2014

Supporters Club launches

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2014

Torah scroll loaned in support

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PLAQUE / 2015

2015

First Bar Mitzvah in Islington in 45 years

2015

Judge Rinder speaks at Shabbat Under the Stars in Gibson Square

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2015

Islington People's Plaque unveiled on the site of the former North London Synagogue

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Kosheroo / 2016

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2016

Bar Mitzvah of 87-year old Samuel Lyons. Read his story

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2016

Kosheroo, our kosher delivery service, is launched

2016

Chabad Islington team grows as the first fundraising specialist is recruited

Disraeli / 1868

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1868

Benjamin Disraeli, who grew up in Islington, becomes the UK's first Jewish prime minister

1868

The North London Synagogue opens in Barnsbury, Islington

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2029

The oldest Jewish resident celebrates his centenary

Olympics / 2012

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2012

Memorial ceremony to commemorate victims of Munich Olympics massacre at Islington Green

Purim / 2013

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2013

Our first Young Jews Telling Jokes Purim Party at the Hub, Angel

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2013

50 people join for Passover Seder