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Jewish Architecture
  Synagogue at Rapenburgerstraat in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

© Hans1967, via Wikimedia Commons, Photographer: Sonneveld, J., 2011

The building was formerly used as two separate mansions. It was repurposed as synagogue by the Jewish community Adath Jesjoeroen in 1799. The interior was redeveloped by removing walls and parts of the floor in order to create a larger assembly space to fit the religious services. The windows of the main floor were designed as rounded arched windows. The Adath Jesjoeroen seized to exist and merged with the main Ashkenazi community in 1809 by the order of Louis Bonaparte, the king of Holland.

The synagogue continued toe be used by the Ashkenazi Jewish community in 1839 who expanded the building and created a new Jewish seminary (Nederlands Israëlietisch Seminarium). A new mikveh was established in 1885 at the back of the building which was renovated in 1929 by the architect H. Elte Phzn.

The former synagogue is currently used as an office space and only the Star of David on the floor at the entrance of the building reminds the visitor of its previous religious function.

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Name/Title
Synagogue at Rapenburgerstraat in Amsterdam | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1799
Synagogue active dates
until WWII
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
The Netherlands | Amsterdam
| Rapenburgerstraat 173 | 1011 VM
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
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
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Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
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Weight
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Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Office building
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
2 (Regional)
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
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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
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Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
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Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
http://www.joodsamsterdam.nl/synagoge-rapenburgerstraat-173/

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