The Establishment of Golders Green Synagogue by Lynne Fertleman
CONSECRATION OF THE NEW SYNAGOGUE
The Consecration of the new Synagogue at Dunstan Road took place on Sunday 10th September 1922 in the presence of several members of the Metropolitan Clergy as well as leading members of the community. Details of the event were reported in the following week’s issue of the Jewish Chronicle and stated that the Chairman of the United Synagogue Building Committee, Mr I Salmon LCC, CBE, unveiled the Consecration Stone; after which the Chief Rabbi gave an address. After the ceremony, tea was served.
of Management of Golders Green Synagogue and Representatives
Mr Digby Solomon had designed the building. The interior of the Synagogue is of a Greek style, the walls have oak panelling and the seating is made from oak. The separate Ladies Gallery(69) is reached by a wide stone staircase. The exterior walls of the building are of red brick with Georgian stone cornices. The building is estimated to seat 450 people. The approximate costs of the building works were £29,000 of which the United Synagogue provided £22,000.(70)
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(69) According to religious Jewish law, men and women sit separately when praying.
(70) Jewish Chronicle 15 Sept 1922. pp20.
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