Friday, September 26, 2008

Temple de Hirsch

In 1899 a Reform congregation was organised and designated Temple de Hirsch. they met in a small hall but were determined to build a large temple. In March 1907 the cornerstone was laid for the large brick temple and the following year it was dedicated. It was used by the Reform congregation until they moved into their new synagogue in 1960. The old sanctuary is now being used by a group of the Orthodox Bikur Cholim congregation.
The small picture is of the synagogue in the 1920s and the 2nd of the new sanctuary

1 comment:

Janice Thomson said...

The new one is very unique looking but I still prefer the old one - to me there's way more character to the building.