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  Synagogue in the godsdienstschool, in Utrecht, The Netherlands

© Willy Lindwer, Photographer: Lindwer, Willy, 2002

A Mennonite church was located on the site of this synagogue. The church had been repurposed as synagogue since 1792. In 1849, a new building was constructed as a replacement of the former synagogue. The synagogue, dedicated in 1926, was part of a larger complex which included a school, a 'secondary shul' meeting halls, community spaces, mikveh, and residences for the secretary and janitor. The synagogue contains a gable roof, rounded arch stained-glass windows. The neoclassical entrance of the synagogue contains 4 large pillars which support the triangular pediment. The women's gallery, located along three walls of the interior, is supported by octagonal pillars.

The synagogue was used until 1943. After the Second World War, it was rededicated in 1945 as it had survived the war without any major damage to the building itself. It functioned as a synagogue until 1981, after which it was reused by the Evangelical community. The Jewish community now uses the secondary shul as a synagogue.

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Name/Title
Synagogue in the godsdienstschool, in Utrecht | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
18th century
Synagogue active dates
1792-1981
Reconstruction dates
rebuilt in 1925-1926
Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
The Netherlands | Utrecht
| Springweg 162-164 | 3511 VZ
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
Abandoned
Present Usage Details
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
3 (National)
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

Before 1792 the building housed a Mennonite church. In 1925-26 the synagogue was rebuilt by H. Elte Phzn.

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History/Provenance
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Bibliography
http://jck.nl/en/page/utrecht

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)
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Volume
Page
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Documenter
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Author of description
Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.