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Jul
21
Tue
Guided tour @ Great synagogue of Bordeaux
Jul 21 @ 15:30 – 16:30

Guided tour of the Great Synagogue in Bordeaux, lasting 50 minutes. Facemasks and reservations are required. Maximum number of participants — 10 people

 

 

Nighttime Jewish heritage tour @ Ingwiller, France
Jul 21 @ 20:00 – 21:30

A guided tour of the synagogue and Jewish heritage in Ingwiller.

Reservations necessary — and people must wear face masks.

 

Jul
23
Thu
Guided tour @ Great synagogue of Bordeaux
Jul 23 @ 15:30 – 16:30

Guided tour of the Great Synagogue in Bordeaux, lasting 50 minutes. Facemasks and reservations are required. Maximum number of participants — 10 people

 

 

Aug
3
Mon
Guided tour @ Synagogue in Erstein, France
Aug 3 @ 14:30 – 16:00

A guided tour of the synagogue in Ernstein, near Strasbourg, built in 1957

 

Aug
8
Sat
Guided tour @ Synagogue in Mutzig, France (and church)
Aug 8 @ 17:00 – 18:30

A guided tour of the synagogue in Mutzig, built in 1787 and the oldest in Alsace, which is generally closed the visitors. The tour also includes the nearby church of St. Maurice.

 

Aug
11
Tue
Nighttime Jewish heritage tour @ Ingwiller, France
Aug 11 @ 20:00 – 21:30

A guided tour of the synagogue and Jewish heritage in Ingwiller.

Reservations necessary — and people must wear face masks.

 

Sep
18
Fri
Guided walk @ Jewish Cemetery Thann, France
Sep 18 @ 11:00 – 12:00

There is also a tour at 14:00.

The cemetery has around 100 graves, with the oldest dating back to the 17th century.It was listed as a historic monument in 2016.

 

Oct
6
Tue
Synagogue guided tour @ Wertheimer synagogue, Eisenstadt, Austria
Oct 6 @ 15:00 – 15:45
Synagogue guided tour @ Wertheimer synagogue, Eisenstadt, Austria | Eisenstadt | Burgenland | Austria

Guided tour of the Wertheimer synagogue, accessible as part of the Austrian Jewish Museum. Dedicated to Jewish life in the province of Burgenland, the museum opened in 1982 in the former mansion of Samson Wertheimer (1659-1724). The private synagogue is part of the mansion.

Wertheimer had a prominent role at the Viennese court, where from 1694 to 1709 he worked for emperors Leopold I, Joseph I, and Charles VI as Hofoberfaktor or chief administrator of financial affairs. He also served the Esterhazy family in Burgenland and was Rabbi of Hungary and Moravia.

A mob destroyed Eisenstadt’s main synagogue on Kristallnacht in 1938 but the they overlooked the  Wertheimer Shul,  hidden in the mansion. The synagogue was re-consecrated for Jewish worship in 1979.

In its current form the synagogue dates almost entirely from 1832, having been refurbished after the Eisenstadt ghetto was badly damaged in a fire of 1795. Its design includes many elements typical of the period, including a high ceiling and a chandelier hanging from a painted rosette. At the inauguration of the building in 1834, members of the community contributed ceremonial silver, a painted glass beaker for the Hevrah Kadisha (Burial Society), Torah scrolls, an elaborate Parohet (Ark curtain) and a parchment Megillah (Scroll of the Book of Esther) executed by the scribe Elie Gabriel, all of which are among the items displayed in the museum today.

 

Oct
7
Wed
Jewish cemetery guided tour @ Jewish cemeteries, Eisenstadt, Austria
Oct 7 @ 20:00 – 21:15
Jewish cemetery guided tour @ Jewish cemeteries, Eisenstadt, Austria | Eisenstadt | Burgenland | Austria

A nighttime tour of the Old and New Jewish cemeteries, in Eisenstadt. Bring a flashlight!

Of the older cemetery, in used from 1679 to 1874, can be considered one of the most important Jewish cemeteries in Europe. The newer cemetery, used until 1938, tells stories about the last decades of Jewish life in Eisenstadt.

 

 

Oct
8
Thu
Synagogue guided tour @ Wertheimer synagogue, Eisenstadt, Austria
Oct 8 @ 15:00 – 15:45
Synagogue guided tour @ Wertheimer synagogue, Eisenstadt, Austria | Eisenstadt | Burgenland | Austria

Guided tour of the Wertheimer synagogue, accessible as part of the Austrian Jewish Museum. Dedicated to Jewish life in the province of Burgenland, the museum opened in 1982 in the former mansion of Samson Wertheimer (1659-1724). The private synagogue is part of the mansion.

Wertheimer had a prominent role at the Viennese court, where from 1694 to 1709 he worked for emperors Leopold I, Joseph I, and Charles VI as Hofoberfaktor or chief administrator of financial affairs. He also served the Esterhazy family in Burgenland and was Rabbi of Hungary and Moravia.

A mob destroyed Eisenstadt’s main synagogue on Kristallnacht in 1938 but the they overlooked the  Wertheimer Shul,  hidden in the mansion. The synagogue was re-consecrated for Jewish worship in 1979.

In its current form the synagogue dates almost entirely from 1832, having been refurbished after the Eisenstadt ghetto was badly damaged in a fire of 1795. Its design includes many elements typical of the period, including a high ceiling and a chandelier hanging from a painted rosette. At the inauguration of the building in 1834, members of the community contributed ceremonial silver, a painted glass beaker for the Hevrah Kadisha (Burial Society), Torah scrolls, an elaborate Parohet (Ark curtain) and a parchment Megillah (Scroll of the Book of Esther) executed by the scribe Elie Gabriel, all of which are among the items displayed in the museum today.

 

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