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Hammersmith & West Kensington Synagogue




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"The Brook"
The Magazine of the Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue

In September 1947, a short while following his appointment as minister of the Hammersmith and West Kensington Synagogue, Rev. Sam Venitt, BA(i) instigated the publication of the first issue of "The Brook" magazine,(ii) under his editorship.(iii) Initially published twice annually and subsequently annually, publication continued until the 1990s.

We are extremely grateful and indebted to Pamela Figoff, daughter of Rev. Venitt, for providing us with the copies of The Brook, from which the following were scanned.

Notes & Sources ( returns to text above)

  • (i) Rev. Venitt served as minister of the Hammersmith & West Kensington Synagogue from 1946 until 1988.

  • (ii) "The Brook" took its name from Brook Green, the street and neighbourhood in Hammersmith in which the synagague was situated.

  • (iii) The History of the Hammersmith Synagogue by Rev. Michael Adler (1950), p,52.


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