World Synagogues
PAST AND PRESENT
Africa

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Below you will find a series of postcards that depict various synagogues that currently or once stood in Europe. Most of these photographs have been purchased, taken, or otherwise obtained by those visiting these towns and cities, and they have been subsequently submitted to the Museum to be placed online.  Some of these synagogues might still be extant, i.e. still being used as synagogues, but others lay abandoned and perhaps in a state of disrepair, or are currently being used for other purposes. Some have been restored.

Current town names are used to indicate the location of each synagogue.

The Museum welcomes further submissions, as this exhibition is forever ongoing and evolving. Please include the name of the country, town/city, synagogue (if known), and the month and year the photo was taken.

Please click on the thumbnail photos to see the enlarged versions.
 
AUSTRIA BELARUS BELGIUM BOSNIA-
HERZEGOVINA
BULGARIA
CROATIA CZECH REPUBLIC DENMARK ESTONIA FINLAND
FRANCE GERMANY GREAT
BRITAIN
GREECE HUNGARY
ITALY LATVIA LITHUANIA MOLDOVA NETHERLANDS
NORWAY POLAND PORTUGAL ROMANIA RUSSIA
SERBIA SLOVAKIA SLOVENIA SPAIN SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND TURKEY UKRAINE    
AFRICA ASIA
 
AFRICA    
ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT
Eliyahu Ha-Navi Synagogue

 



Photos courtesy of Zbigniew Kosc.

 
CAIRO, EGYPT
Ben Ezra Synagogue
in Old Cairo
Adley Street

 



Photos courtesy of Zbigniew Kosc.

 
CAIRO, EGYPT
Haim Cappoussi Synagogue of Haret El-Yehud, XVII c.
in 'Islamic Cairo'
 

The synagogue plaque reads in part (in French):
"This old synagogue carries the name of the pious  -----
Reb Haim Cappoussi.... dedicated 12 Shevat 5391 (January 1631)....

This plaque was offered by the Gabbai ....Youssef Capo (?)....1623.


Photos courtesy of Zbigniew Kosc.

CAIRO, EGYPT
Sha'ar Hashamayim
aka Adley Street Synagogue
on Adley Street in the center of Cairo
established 1903-5

 

Photo courtesy of Zbigniew Kosc.

 
Maputo, Mozambique  (cir 1930s)  

 

 

 

 

 

 


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