The Synagogues of Europe
PAST AND PRESENT
 Netherlands

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          EXHIBITION

 
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.
 
 
NETHERLANDS    

 

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (2005-2008)
Portuguese Synagogue (Esnoga)

From Wikipedia. A seventeenth century Sephardic synagogue.

"On December 12, 1670, the Sephardic Jewish community of Amsterdam acquired the site to build a synagogue and construction work began on April 17, 1671, under architect Elias Bouwman. On August 2, 1675, the Esnoga was finished."

 

 

Monnickendam, NETHERLANDS (2011)

This building once housed the former synagogue.
Now it is a small bar-restaurant.
Address is Havenstraat 1, 1141 AW Monnickendam.

 

 

 

 

 


 











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