Jewish Heritage Report
Vol. II, Nos. 1-2 / Spring-Summer 1998
Squatter
 
Squatter Fixes London Synagogue

The London Times Weekend Section of August 1, 1998 featured a story about Chris Singer, a 26-year-old squatter, who has helped fix-up and save a former Orthodox synagogue in Montegue Road, Dalston, East London.  The 1933 building was vacated by its congregation in 1980, and subsequently served as a community center before being abandoned.  The Times story points out that while squatters frequently vandalize empty buildings, in this case, a squatter has helped to protect and preserve the structure, and brought benefits to the neighborhood.
 

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