|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
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.
Eliyahu Ha-Navi Synagogue
Ben Ezra Synagogue
in Old Cairo
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.
aka Adley Street Synagogue
on Adley Street in the center of Cairo
Photo courtesy of Zbigniew Kosc.
|Maputo, Mozambique (cir 1930s)|