Synagogues of the World
A painting of an Ashkenazi synagogue
A drawing of the “Snoga” Sephardi synagogue.
A WWII memorial stands in front
of the Amsterdam Ashkenazi Synagogue.
The Sephardic Synagogue
in Amsterdam was dedicated in 1675 and accommodated 2,000 worshipers.
The synagogue was designed by Elias Bouman. The Synagogue was
vandalized during World War II, but was restored after the war.
Today, the synagogue is seldom used due to the physical condition
and expense of heating.
depicts Emanuel De Witte’s (1617-1692) painting of the interior
of the Sephardic Synagogue in Amsterdam.
The Hoog-Duitsche Synagogue in
of the sanctuary of the Liberale Gemeente
[reform] synagogue in Amsterdam
Nieuwe Synagogue in Enschede. The synagogue
was designed by K.P.C. deBazel; it was dedicated in 1928.
Synagogue in Nijmegen, which was
constructed in 1912-13 and destroyed by the Nazis.
attend the dedication of the
Liberale Gemeente [reform] synagogue
The Synagogue in Middelburg, founded in 1705, was the first synagogue built outside of Amsterdam. It was restored in 1994 after being destroyed during World War II.
The interior of the restored Synagogue in Middelburg.
Portuguese Synagogue, Amsterdam
To learn about the history of
the Dutch Jewish community, click here.
for Research on Dutch Jewry, at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Sephardic synagogue of Amsterdam, Hoog Synagogue, Nieuwe Synagogue,
Nijmegen Synagogue courtesy of Judaica
Liberale Gemeente photo from the U.S.
Holocaust Memorial Museum
Photos of Middelburg Synagogue courtesy of the “Stichting Synagoge Middelburg” (Middelburg Synagogue Foundation)
Portuguese Synagogue photo courtesy of HaChayim HaYehudim Jewish Photo Library (© Jono David Media)