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The New Synagogue

City of London, London EC3

and Stamford Hill, London N16

 

              

         
 

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Press Reports relating to the New Synagogue, London

 

Public Advertiser, 9 August 1786

A Thanksgiving Sermon for his Majesty's preservation, from the late attempt on his life, was delivered on Sunday last at the Synagogue lately erected by Mr. Jacob Fileman, near Goulston Square, in the parish of St. Mary Whitechapel. A large congregation attended, and after the Discourse, expressed much satisfaction on the occasion. The text was Isaiah ch. 54. ver. 17. Seventeen psalms were also selected for the occasion.
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Note: Based upon research by Brian Fileman, a 4th great grandson of the Jacob Fileman mentioned in the article, the synagogue "lately erected" was in fact the New Synagogue of Leadenhall Street and that reference to Goulston Square was probably to the residence of Jacob Fileman, who delivered the sermon. Accordingly, a corrected version of the first sentence of the above report would read as follows: "A Thanksgiving Sermon for his Majesty's preservation, from the late attempt on his life, was delivered on Sunday last at the New Synagogue by Mr. Jacob Fileman, of Goulston Square in the parish of St. Mary Whitechapel."]
 



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