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Jewish Architecture
  Synagogue at Gerard Doustraat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

© SanderK (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5], via Wikimedia Commons, Photographer: Unknown, 2005

The Jewish community Tesjoengat Israël previously used a private residence along the Quellijnstraat and, subsequently, a house at the Jacob van Campenstraat as their synagogue. They moved their place of worship to the Gerard Doustraat in the year 1892. This synagogue could contain approximately 250 male and 70 female Jewish congregants. The façade was built in a Neo-Renaissance style with two large rounded arch windows. The upper floor contains a tondo window with tracery in the shape of the Star of David. The Neo-Renaissance entrance includes a small aedicule above the main door. It is topped by a triangular pediment and contains a Hebrew inscription referring to Psalm 44:27, the date [5]652 (1892 CE) and is flanked by small pilasters.

The interior of the synagogue is provided with a balcony on three sides of the hall (west: women’s gallery, north/south: men’s gallery). The Torah ark is placed underneath a large rounded arch stained glass window, containing the Star of David and a Hebrew inscription referring to Malachi 3:22. The aedicule above the Torah ark is provided with the Stone Tablets.

The synagogue services lasted in this building until 1944. As the main building remained relatively unscathed during the Second World War, services resumed after the liberation of the Netherlands. The architects I. and C. Salomons renovated the building in 1999. The interior is kept relatively according to tis original state except for the walls and the wooden ceiling which were painted during the renovation.

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Name/Title
Synagogue at Gerard Doustraat in Amsterdam | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1891-1892
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
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Location
The Netherlands | Amsterdam
| Gerard Doustraat 238 | 1073 XC
Site
Unknown
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Period
Unknown
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Material/Technique
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Material Decoration
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Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Brick
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Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Synagogue
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
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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
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Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
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Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
http://www.gerarddou.org/

Edward van Voolen and Paul Meijer, Synagogen van Nederland (Zutphen: Walburg Pers, 2006)
J.F. van Agt and Edward van Voolen, Synagogen in Nederland (Hilversum: Gooi and Sticht, 1988)
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Volume
Page
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Author of description
Remy Arkenbosch | 2018
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Computer Reconstruction
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