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Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation

Group  From 1657 

Categories: Religion, Community / Clubs

Countries: Portugal, Spain

Initially called 'sha'arhashamayim', the Gate of Heaven, this was the first professing Jewish community in the British Isles to be established in modern times (following the expulsion) and formed the origin of the present Jewish community of Britain as a whole. They established the first synagogue in Creechurch Lane and the first cemetery at Mile End. The Creechurch Lane building was replaced in 1701 with the present synagogue at Bevis Marks.

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Bevis Marks - reclaimed

After some investigation we realised that this stone-work is only a few feet ...

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Bevis Marks - war memorial

Yehidim or, more usually Yehudim, comes from the Bible and means the Kingdom ...

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Spanish and Portuguese Jews - 1

This building, erected in 1912, formerly housed the Beth Holim, or hospital, ...

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Spanish & Portuguese Jews' Congregation

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First synagogue after resettlement

Sure looks like a City of London plaque but the text around the edge is diffe...

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