Posted by Survey of London on Dec. 16, 2018
Dr Sharman Kadish, a leading expert on British Jewish architectural history, has been working with the Survey of London in 2018. She has made a significant contribution to our current work in Whitechapel, reviewing research and draft texts pertaining to sites relating to Jewish history, principally synagogues, but also covering mikvaos (bathhouses) and secular buildings (hostels, clubs and schools). Building on this editorial contribution, she has written an introductory overview of Whitechapel's Jewish architectural history, which we are now delighted to be able to make available through our website. The essay can be downloaded here.
Fieldgate Street Great Synagogue in 2003, view to the Ark on the north wall (photograph by Peter Guillery)