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Appeal on behalf of our Family Synagogue

This is an appeal for action not for donations

A planning enquiry into a building next to Bevis Marks synagogue ends on 15 December. The plan is to build a high rise building next door. This will block out the light and may damage the historic building’s shallow foundations. If you have a connection to the building or community, please make your objection. Bevis is the longest continually functioning synagogue in the world (even during COVID the rabbi says daily prayers there), the oldest non-Christian and ethnic minority place of worship in the country, and the ‘cathedral’ synagogue of Anglo-Jewry. It is one of the last synagogues following the Portuguese rite. There are a lot of places where an anonymous office block can be built. Anyway, post-COVID there may be more remote working and a fall in demand for office space there, whereas the new Bevis visitor centre will bring ordinary people into the City. Please add your protest to the planning committe………/application…

Watch Rabbi Shalom Morris speak about the classic windows and ancient lights of the synagogue

By bryanell2020

Occasional genealogist and full-time Ottolangui family historian. 8th generation descendant of the 17th century Ottolenghi family of Livorno, born in London, graduated in Birmingham, lived around the United Kingdom, Israel, and in Rome, Italy. For a short while in Buenos Aires, and currently residing in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic where I have been since 2005.

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