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The Synagogue of Toul is situated 15, Rue de la Halle (wheat) at Toul in Meurthe-et-Moselle (54). Built on the ruins of the church of St. Amand's Catholic Cemetery (old parish of St. Amand). Between 1790 and 1840 the Jewish population had 500 members over 7500 people that included the city of Toul. This synagogue was built in 1812, redeveloped under the Second Empire by the architect in the Moorish style Fisson (inaugurated on 18/10/1862). Ancient Hebrew school built in 1869. It is owned by a religious association and is no longer used today, the Jewish community of Toul is extremely reduced. Rabbi's house that was sold is contiguous. The gate leading to the synagogue is fenced and locked. The building itself is abandoned and is slowly falling into disrepair.
Toul 19th century synagogue. Photos: Jampa, Dec 26, 2008

Toul Synagogue
15, Rue de la Halle
Toul, France 

The synagogue is now closed and is an Historical Monument.
Last updated on: December 10, 2010
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About the Toul Synagogue in France:

The Synagogue of Toul is situated 15, Rue de la Halle (wheat) at Toul in Meurthe-et-Moselle (54). Built on the ruins of the church of St. Amand's Catholic Cemetery (old parish of St. Amand). Between 1790 and 1840 the Jewish population had 500 members over 7500 people that included the city of Toul. This synagogue was built in 1812, redeveloped under the Second Empire by the architect in the Moorish style Fisson (inaugurated on 18/10/1862). Ancient Hebrew school built in 1869.

TOUL SYNAGOGUE, BUILT: 19TH CENTURY. THIS IS THE ROSE WINDOW ABOVE THE TORAH ARK. ABOUT THE SYNAGOGUE: The Synagogue of Toul is situated 15, Rue de la Halle (wheat) at Toul in Meurthe-et-Moselle (54). Built on the ruins of the church of St. Amand's Catholic Cemetery (old parish of St. Amand). Between 1790 and 1840 the Jewish population had 500 members over 7500 people that included the city of Toul. This synagogue was built in 1812, redeveloped under the Second Empire by the architect in the Moorish style Fisson (inaugurated on 18/10/1862). Ancient Hebrew school built in 1869. It is owned by a religious association and is no longer used today, the Jewish community of Toul is extremely reduced. Rabbi's house that was sold is contiguous. The gate leading to the synagogue is fenced and locked. The building itself is abandoned and is slowly falling into disrepair.

It is owned by a religious association and is no longer used today, the Jewish community of Toul is extremely reduced. Rabbi's house that was sold is contiguous. The gate leading to the synagogue is fenced and locked. The building itself is abandoned and is slowly falling into disrepair.

The only synagogue still operating in the department are Nancy and Luneville .

The synagogue with its annexes (gate and gate, old school and portico that precedes it) is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since February 27, 1996

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The Jewish Cemetery of Toul, France:

THE JEWISH CEMETERY OF TOUL, FRANCE

The municipality of Toul was partly destroyed the old Jewish cemetery in the city, without even being in the consistory accused . The remaining part of the Jewish cemetery is located Briffoux Street along the railroad. The part that was destroyed was on the other side of the railroad passing through

As described poetically in his book, Michael Kessler Josephine

"The train, Toul, grazes the Jewish cemetery. The dead are sitting on the graves and we make signs, swaying gently, the old rabbi has a nice beard. "

The oldest headstones dating from the 19th century are carved with inscriptions in French on one side and Hebrew on the other.

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Location:

Toul is located between Commercy and Nancy, and situated between the Moselle River and the Canal de la Marne au Rhin.

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Source: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synagogue_de_Toul

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