Join us for this walking tour around Islington led by by Rabbi Mendy Korer, where we will have the opportuity to learn about the Jewish history of the area.
During the 18th and 19th centuries Islington had one of the largest Jewish populations in England. We will talk about the wide range of characters, where they came from, where they lived, where they worshipped, and what happened to them. A rich cast of politicians, founders of business empires, inventors, mathematicians, artists, architects, writers, eccentrics, and villains is promised – not forgetting the many people with more ordinary lives who made up the community.
The start point would be Newington Green and we will end at Piacha on Upper St (where participants can chat over a tea and rest their legs). The total distance is 2.8 miles and should take around 1 hour of walking with stops on the way to explain different things.
A map of the route can be found further down this page.
If you have any questions, please contact Rabbi Mendy Korer: firstname.lastname@example.org
The event is free but please book your place at the top of this page so we know you will be joining us.
If you have any questions, contact Valerie Iles FRSA: email@example.com
Starting Point: Newington Green, London, N16 9BT
Please see below for the route map:
Other ways to get involved...
• Please join us on our online communication group Slack. Email Jon Bannister FRSA at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not had an invitation to do so.
• A small group is meeting to reflect on aspects of the housing market in Islington. If you would like to join it, please email Eva Lloyd FRSA at email@example.com or contact her on Slack.
• If you are interested in scoping a mentoring scheme in which Fellows offer their skills and experience to other Islington residents, Annie Hedge FRSA firstname.lastname@example.org is the person to contact, again by email or Slack.
• Everyone is invited to attend a meeting that involves people living and working in Islington and to write up their reflections on what seem to be priorities for action or reflection. See the Slack channel set up for this..