Young and old learn of personal stories at Pinner’s 75th

Young and old learn of personal stories at Pinner’s 75th

More than 250 people from all generations visited the shul's exhibition, discovering and remembering the community's history

Caron Kemp is a freelance journalist

Personal family history was uncovered and the past was remembered as more than 250 people, young and old, visited Pinner Synagogue’s 75th anniversary exhibition, writes Caron Kemp.

Curated to commemorate and celebrate the community, its people, events and milestones, the pop-up exhibition featured stories, photographs, recordings, memorabilia and more; taking visitors on a journey from 1941 – when founders and brothers Harry and Myer Lipman moved to the area – through to today.

An opening ceremony included speeches from two members of the community whose year of birth mirrors that of the Cecil Park Synagogue, while congregants past and present, local dignitaries and former and current rabbinical leaders paid tribute to the milestone anniversary.

Curator Rosalyn Sober said: “We have had an overwhelming and amazing response from our community and beyond.”



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