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Jewish Architecture
  Harstenhoekweg Synagogue in Scheveningen, Den Haag, The Netherlands

© Willy Lindwer, Photographer: Lindwer, Willy, 2002

This building with its Art Nouveau façade was originally built as a casino in 1926. The Jewish organization Beth Israel moved two synagogues into this building (ground floor: Benei Emoenoth; first floor: Ngadas Jisroeil). The second floor was used as an educational space by the community Talmoed Torah. Due to financial issues, the building was sold by Beth Israel to the municipality of The Hague and continued to serve as spaces for synagogue services.

It was closed down in 1943 and continued to function as a synagogue after the war between 1946 and 1994. The Jewish community subsequently moved their services to the Portuguese synagogue of Amstelveen. The building is currently used as a private residence and artist workshop.

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Name/Title
Harstenhoekweg Synagogue in Scheveningen, Den Haag | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1926
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
The Netherlands | Den Haag (The Hague) | Scheveningen
| Harstenhoekweg 44 | 2587 SL
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Brick
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Workshop
Present Usage Details
This former synagogue is in use as living and studio of the sculptor Kees Verschuren.
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
2 (Regional)
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
http://www.joodserfgoeddenhaag.nl/joods-scheveningen/; http://keesverschuren.nl/contact

van Agt, J.F., Edward van Voolen. Synagogen in Nederland (Hilversum: Gooi and Sticht, 1988)

van Voolen, Edward, Paul Meijer. Synagogen van Nederland (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2006)
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.