The Synagogues of Europe
PAST AND PRESENT
 Portugal

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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.
 
 
PORTUGAL    
BELMONTE, PORTUGAL
Sinagoga Bet Eliahu
 
LISBON, PORTUGAL
Sinagoga Shaare Tikva
 

 

PORTO, PORTUGAL
The Kadoorie Mekor Haim Synagogue

 
 
TOMAR, PORTUGAL
Synagogue of Tomar

From Wikipedia. Medieval synagogue. "
The Synagogue of Tomar is the best preserved of the medieval synagogues of Portugal. It is located in the historic centre of the city of Tomar, and houses a small Jewish Museum. The synagogue of Tomar was built in the mid-15th century by the thriving Jewish community of the town. From the outside, it does not look different from the other houses in the street."

 

 

 

 

 

 


 











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