House of Life Exhibition
A never before seen showcase of the heritage of London's preeminent Victorian Jewish Cemetery, which has quietly served London's Jews in a little known corner of Willesden since 1873.
The House of Life Exhibition at the Library at Willesden Green invites a new audience to preview new displays of the cemetery's rich history, ahead of its opening to the wider public in 2020.
The exhibition introduces visitors to the fascinating lives of selected individuals buried there, describes the Jewish approach to death and mourning, and gives a glimpse of the the cemetery buildings and landscape.
The displays further invite us all to reflect on the people we have lost and how we like to remember them.
The exhibition is presented by the United Synagogue in partnership with Brent Museum and Archives.
Researched by volunteers and designed by Philip Simpson Design, the exhibition is part of the House of Life heritage project of the United Synagogue, which is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.