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.
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
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.
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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