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  • Chalons-en-Champagne (formerly Châlons-sur-Marne).

Chalons-sur-Marne - Synagogue
21 Rue Lochet
Chalon-en-Champagne, (Formerly: Chalons-sur-Marne), France
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The Synagogue of Chalons-en-Champagne is located at 21 rue Locher Chalons-en-Champagne in Marne (51). It resembles a small church, a Moorish style very sober, built in 1874-1875 on the plans of the architect Chalons Vagny Alexis (1821-1888), and inaugurated in September 1875.

On the front include a Bible verse in Hebrew from Psalm 84: "What is your dwelling place O Lord Tsévaot kind!"

The synagogue is still in business.  JEWISH AND KOSHER FRANCE: THE SYNAGOGUE IN CHALONS-EN-CHAMPAGNE, FORMERLY CALLED: CHALONS-SUR-MARNE

This synagogue is the subject of an entry in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments since May 6, 2004.

History of the Jewish presence in Chalons-en-Champagne

The Jewish presence dates back to Chalons in the third century[1]. Anyway, it is attested by documents of the XI century. There was a school at Chalons disciples of Rashi, the Tosafists.

Jews were expelled during the Hundred Years War, for a period of several centuries. Then they came after the French Revolution, the early nineteenth century. After the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, the Jews of Alsace-Lorraine who did not want to become Germans came to settle en masse in the region.

Thereafter came the Jews of Central Europe, and finally, in the 1960s, Jews Blackfoot of North Africa.

The arrests of 20 July 1942 are equivalent in the Marne said the roundup of the Vel d'Hiv 'near Paris on 16 and 17 July. A commemorative plaque was affixed to the facade of the synagogue and opened Sunday, July 18, 1993.

Each year in July, it held a ceremony in memory of the deportees.

It is also possible to visit the synagogue during Heritage Days.

Sights of Jewish interest

There is no separate Jewish cemetery in Chalons-en-Champagne, but a square in the Jewish cemetery in eastern Street Kellermann.

There are at Chalons-en-Champagne, a "street of the small Jewish quarter" and a "street Jews" who are close to the street Locher.

also note:

  • an old house with Tudor called "Little Jewry" in the street of the same name.
  • a former mikvah
  • Hebrew manuscripts in the library.

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In Hebrew: בית הכנסת בשאלון אן-שמפיין

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