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SYNAGOGUES IN EPERNAY, FRANCE:

JEWISH AND KOSHER FRANCE: SYNAGOUGE OF EPERNAY - The Synagogue of Epernay is located at 11, boulevard de la Motte in Epernay. Originally, entry was through a portal at the center of the front was closed, it is now on the left side at 2, rue Petition. It was built in 1889-1890 and with a rose inside of which is thestar of David. It replaces the first synagogue was opened on 15 September 1865 at another address. It was opened September 8, 1890. The architect is Henry Clough.

The Synagogue of Epernay is located at 11, boulevard de la Motte in Epernay. Originally, entry was through a portal at the center of the front was closed, it is now on the left side at 2, rue Petition. It was built in 1889-1890 and with a rose inside of which is thestar of David. It replaces the first synagogue was opened on 15 September 1865 at another address. It was opened September 8, 1890. The architect is Henry Clough.

This synagogue is the subject of an entry in the supplementary inventory of historical monuments since May 26, 2004.

It is possible to visit the synagogue during Heritage Days.

Description

In the middle of the facade of neo-Byzantine style, we immediately notice a large rosette-shaped Star of David.

Just below is engraved Bible verse numbers 24.5 in Hebrew:

מה - טבו אהליך יעקב משכנתיך ישראל

"How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel!"

Signs of Jewish Presence in Epernay

In the Middle Ages, the Jewish community was important. They had three streets: street of Jewry Street and High Street on the Lower Jewry. It is still in the downtown a "street of Jewry" that the municipality has proposed renaming.

Before the Second World War was still a small community that was decimated by the Holocaust.

The synagogue of Epernay is hardly used. Formerly very active Jewish community is now limited to a dozen families.

There is a Jewish cemetery in Epernay. Established outside the city, towards Chalons-en-Champagne (Avenue de Champagne, at a place called "Butcher's Cross"), it was built around 1860. The oldest grave dates back to 1863. On January 25, 2009, a sticker showing a swastika was found on the door.

There are four synagogues in the department of Marne : Chalons-sur-Marne, Epernay, Vitry-le-François and Reims.

THE JEWISH CEMETERY IN EPERNAY, MARNE: The Jewish Cemetery, very discreet, hiding behind an enclosure of high walls, coupled with an impenetrable barrier of vegetation, which leaves absolutely nothing glimpse from outside. Only the pattern shaped tablets of the Law on the columns of the door could possibly suggest to the initiated the Jewish character of the place.


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Epernay - synagogue
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