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SYNAGOGUES IN CARPENTRAS, PROVENCE, FRANCE:
 

The Carpentras Synagogue - Founded: 1367
The Oldest Synagogue in France which still hold services.

A.C.I. Synagogue – Centre Communautaire

15, Place Maurice Charretier – 84200 CARPENTRAS

Tél: 04 90 34 27 32 /  04-90-63-39-97

Fax: 04-90-34-69-72
Email:
Website:
Président : M. Joseph AMAR, Tél:  04-90-34-27-32 , culte-israelite@orange.fr

241, rue Jean Jaurès  – 84100 Orange

Vice-Président : M. Philippe SAMAMA, Tél:  04-90-69-62-48
Offices – Chabbat et jours de Fêtes / OpenShabbat and Jewish Holidays
The synagogue is open for chabbat prayers
Last updated on: September 24, 2008
By: Frederic Attali consis@wanadoo.fr
Reviewed: August 4, 2014
Please update us!

 

 

About the Carpentras Synagouge:

The Synagogue was built in 1367 and restored in the 18th century by architect Antoine D’Allemand. It is the oldest synagogue in France still in activity. It stands as testimony to the Jewish community which sought pontifical protection after being persecuted in the Kingdom of France, and settled here in the Comtat Venaissin in the 13th century.

The Jewish neighborhood, called carrière, was set up in 1461 in the heart of the city by the Consuls, and was abandoned after the Comtat became part of France. This Synagogue remains, mute testimony to past and present Judeo-Provencal culture.

The discreet façade dates from 1909. The prayer room has an 18th century Baroque décor, with pillars and faux marble. The ground floor holds the oldest parts of the building, the ritual baths and 2 bakeries, one reserved for daily bread, the other for the preparation of the unleavened azyme bread, and a room dedicated to Jerusalem within the prayer space.

Open Monday to Thursday: 10-12 and 3-5.
Friday: 10-12 and 3-4.
Doors open every 30 minutes.
Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Jewish holidays.
Guided visits during the school holidays.
Contact: Tel : +33 (0)4 90 63 39 97


Not to be missed: The Jewish Music Festival in early August, in the special setting of the Synagogue and the Hôtel-Dieu interior courtyard. A unique event in France, presenting all the various influences of Jewish music.

For more information: Download the PDF file about the
Carpentras Synagogue

 

Sources: http://www.carpentras-ventoux.com/en/carpentras-city-art-history/synagogue-jewish-community.cfm?p=14

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External links:

  1. Carpentras Synagogue (French)

  2. Cantor Haim Ischakis blowing the shofar at Carpentras, Provence, France

  3. Jewish Carpentras 13th - 16th century.

  4. Jewish Community of Carpentras Records: 1747 - 1897

  5. France Jewish Tourism sites

  6. Avignon's 'Odd Couple': The Popes and Jews of Medieval Provence

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