This Day in Jewish History / Founder of First Reform Synagogue in England Dies

Isaac Goldsmid, British financier opposed to the divisions between Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jews, cofounded the West London Synagogue in 1842.

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April 27, 1859, is the date on which Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, a prominent British financier, philanthropist and social reformer, died, at the age of 81.