TIMELINE OF JEWISH ISLINGTON
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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Menorah / 2011
Rabbi Mendy and Hadasa Korer launch Chabad Islington
Chabad Islington organises the first Islington Menorah Lighting
Wolf Morein, minister of the North London Synagogue, killed in World War II
Poets' Road Synagogue closes. It was the last site of Jewish worship in Islington
The booklet celebrating the Queen's Coronation concluded 'may the synagogue celebrate its anniversary unimpaired'
Staff team grows to five
Annual income reaches £250,000 in charitable contributions
Jewish population on census grows by 10%
Permanent synagogue and Jewish community centre reopens in Islington
Rabbi Mendy Korer becomes Jewish Chaplain at St Barts Hospital
Islington Menorah Lighting featured in TimeOut
BARTS / 2017
Chabad Islington prints its own edition of Tanya in the presence of the descendants of Rabbi Schneur Zalman of Liadi, Tanya's author
TANYA / 2018
PLAQUE / 2015
First Bar Mitzvah in Islington in 45 years
Judge Rinder speaks at Shabbat Under the Stars in Gibson Square
The oldest Jewish resident celebrates his centenary
Olympics / 2012
Memorial ceremony to commemorate victims of Munich Olympics massacre at Islington Green
Purim / 2013
Our first Young Jews Telling Jokes Purim Party at the Hub, Angel
50 people join for Passover Seder