Synagogue

Synagogue

This small rectangular synagogue is the oldest synagogue in the province of Groningen. Noteworthy is the pediment above the entrance with a text by Ezekiel in Hebrew (Ezekiel 43:1-2). At the bottom of the pilasters the text: בש ת - תקסא : 'In the year - 561' = 1801. In that year the festive inauguration of the synagogue took place and it was Appingedam's Shul until 1942. From 1948-2012 the Liberated Reformed Church held worship services there. In 2012 ownership of the synagogue transferred to the SOGK, Groningen's Foundation for Historic Churches. Between 2014 and 2015 the original colour scheme of early 1900 was reinstated in the remarkable interior and the church hall was restored to the condition it was in just after the end of World War II.
Since the 5th of May 2015 the synagogue has been multifunctional. Inside it offers information about the history of the Jewish community of Appingedam. It is also in use as a venue for small-scale exhibitions, concerts etc. The old Jewish school, directly behind the synagogue, is a heritage accommodation that sleeps two to four guests. A manager is responsible for the running of the synagogue.

Address:
Broerstraat 6, Appingedam