The Eliyahu Ephraim Frumkin Branch

Eliyahu Ephraim (1882 - 1958) the fifth child of Arye Leib and Sheina was born in Lithunia, and spent his youth with the family in Petach Tikva, and came to England with the family in 1894.

He married Rachel Radogowski in 1909 and in the photo opposite we see the family at Aaron's Bar-Mitzva with his three younger sisters Rosie, Libby and Gertie.

The family lived above the Frumkin Wineshop in Commercial Road moving later to Clapton and then to Stamford Hill where Ephraim established a small synagogue, known as the Frumkin Shtiebel.

Rachel became a well known figure in the East End running the Wine Business and helping many refugees fleeing from the Nazis horrors in Europe.

The Frumkin Wine Business, moved in recent years to the West End of London, and finally closed in 1997 when Aaron at the age of 87 became to frail to continue.

The full story of the Frumkin Wine Shop is being pieced together by Brian Sacks - click for the first installment



Frumkin's wine shop imported wine and spirits from Israel and blended wine to the well known trade names of the different wines.

Here you can see the label of the famous Frumkin No. 4, which we are told was originally put together by Rachel Dimson, daughter of Arye Leib Frumkin.

click here for a photo of the shop

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This picture was taken at some time in 1950, and shows Eliyahu and Rachel with their four married children and a selection of the grandchildren                                                                                          

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