1955

1955

In the 1950s, Sandys Row Synagogue flourished. On Shabbat there was always 100 to 200 people there, and on the high Holy days, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, you could not get a seat, people sat on the floor in the aisles. Barry Gelkoff, member of Sandys Row Synagogue, remembers his Bar Mitzvah in 1955 with family from all over London in attendance. You can listen to Barry speaking in our Audio Archive.