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ISBN: 9780857042804
AUTHOR: Helen Fry
Golders Green Synagogue
Golders Green Synagogue
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This is a fully illustrated history of the Golders Green Synagogue which was founded in 1915 during the First World War.

At the turn of the 20th century, Golders Green comprised mainly open fields but the coming of the underground precipitated rapid development. Jews began to move into the area from places like Kilburn and Cricklewood. Most of the land was owned by Church Commissioners from whom the congregation eventually purchased its plot in Dunstan Road to erect the first purpose-built synagogue in Golders Green, consecrated in 1922.

From small beginnings of circa. 20 members, it soon became a thriving congregation with over 1,500 members at its peak.

Its members made their own contribution to the Armed Forces in both world wars and their sacrifice is commemorated on the shulís War Memorial. Amongst the ministers and rabbis in its hundred year history have been Rev Isaac Livingstone, Rabbi Eugene Newman, Dayan Swift and Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks; the latter went on to become the Chief Rabbi of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

In recent times, the Grade II Listed synagogue underwent refurbishment and was transformed from a tired, dilapidated building to a modern, regenerated place of prayer.

Today, it enjoys religious revival with young families and a very successful Primary Free School. This books charts and celebrates its first remarkable hundred years.

Helen Fry has written widely on the history of Anglo-Jewry, with particular reference to the Jews of Devon and Cornwall, including Jews in North Devon during the Second World War, The Jews of Exeter and The Jews of Plymouth. She also specialises in WW2, primarily writing about the refugees from Nazism who fought for Britain. Her WW2 books include Churchillís Secret Soldiers, The M Room: Secret Listeners who Bugged the Nazis, Freudsí War, Spymaster: The Secret Life of Kendrick and Inside Nuremberg Prison. Helen has featured in a number of documentaries for Channel 4, ITV and Channel 5, as well as live interviews on the BBC and various radio stations. She is a member of the Biographers Club. Official website: www.helen-fry.com.

Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 0 85704 280 4, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published January 2016.

The Jews of PlymouthThe Jews of Plymouth - £24.99
This book by Helen Fry is the first fully illustrated history of the Jews of Plymouth, a history in which the community has made a long and distinguished contribution to the cityís naval and civic life.For generations, the Jews of Plymouth found a safe haven from the pogroms of Europe, a city where they could settle and prosper without any fear of intolerance or religious persecution. This is their extraordinarily diverse and rich story.
Jews in North DevonJews in North Devon - £19.99

After the outbreak of war it was the remote seaside towns of Westward Ho! and Ilfracombe in North Devon that eventually became home to more than 3000 Jews. This fascionating work by Helen Fry is their story. Winner of Devon History Society Book of the Year for 2006.

The Jews of ExeterThe Jews of Exeter - £24.99
The Jews of Exeter is the first fully illustrated history on this subject. Over a period of two and a half centuries the Jews of Exeter have contributed significantly to the wider Devon and Exeter community, including aspects of commerce, business, the arts, politics and civic life. This book by Helen Fry highlights the importance of preserving this unique history and heritage for posterity.
 
 
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