MPs Visit New West End Synagogue

A group of parliamentarians visited the New West End Synagogue (London) on 14th July.

July 2009

 

The visit was arranged by English Heritage and was attended by parliamentarians from the three main parties, English Heritage staff and representatives from the places of worship sector.

One of only three Grade I listed synagogues in England, the New West End Synagogue's foundation stone was laid in 1877. It has recently had a grant of £108,000 for roof repairs from the joint English Heritage and Heritage Lottery Fund Repair Grants for Listed Places of Worship scheme.  Synagogue members guided them around and Dr Sharman Kadish, Director of Jewish Heritage, spoke about the importance of the building.