Jewish Life at Toynbee Hall

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Jewish Life at Toynbee Hall

Spitalfields historically had a large Jewish population, becoming a centre for Jewish immigrant communities inRead More

Spitalfields historically had a large Jewish population, becoming a centre for Jewish immigrant communities in the 1830s. Jewish people were very involved with Toynbee Hall life from the start. The Friends of Yiddish Literary Club based at Toynbee Hall was the longest running club of its kind, closing only in 2000 after 75 years. The area is now far more associated with the Bangladeshi community but maintains its character as a dynamic and vibrant centre for immigrant communities.