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First Synagogue in Hackney

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

First Synagogue in Hackney

Building  From 1780 

Categories: Property, Religion

British History Online gives the following information:
'Benjamin Mendes da Costa and Jacob de Moses Franco were among the first members of the Jewish Board of Deputies in 1760, when every member of the London Mahammad had a house in Hackney. The Francos' lessee Israel Levin Salomons between 1779 and 1781 spent lavishly on a building which in 1799 formed a 'chapel or private synagogue' at Clapton House.'
Mahammad or more correctly Ma'amad, is the name for the board of directors of a Spanish-Portuguese Jewish congregation.

See Clapton House for a possible picture of the first synagogue.

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First Synagogue in Hackney

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First Synagogue in Hackney

The first synagogue in present day London Borough of Hackney, built 1779 - 80...

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