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SYNAGOGUES OF ATHENS
Μνημεία και Λειτουργικότητα
του αρχιτέκτονα Ηλία Μεσσίνα - ΑΛΕΦ 18 / 11-12.2007
Η άδοξη τύχη των εβραϊκών συναγωγών Τα ίχνη του ελληνικού εβραϊσμού εγείρουν σύγχρονα ζητήματα ταυτότητας και μνήμης
του Νίκου Βατόπουλου - Καθημερινή 4.3.07
CEMETERIES OF ATHENS
IANNIOTIKI SYNAGOGUE OF ATHENS
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των εβραϊκών συναγωγών Τα ίχνη του ελληνικού εβραϊσμού εγείρουν σύγχρονα
ζητήματα ταυτότητας και μνήμης
Historical Data: The Beth Shalom Synagogue was built in the late 1930s and was renovated in 1975. It is the main synagogue of Athens.
Area/Capacity: 400 sq. m./550 persons
Actual Condition: The synagogue is maintained by the Jewish Community of Athens. The recent earthquake of
September 1999 caused some damage to the building.
Necessary Restoration Works: Restoration of the earthquake damages and renovation of the building.
Estimated Cost: 70 million drs. ($200,000 US)
Historical Data: The
oldest Jewish cemetery of the community occupies a part of the first Christian
Historical Data: The second Jewish cemetery in Athens occupies a part of the third Christian cemetery in Nikaia (an area outside Athens). Its use started just after the War when the Municipality of Athens gave this area to the Jewish community. The cemetery is at present used by the Athens Jewish Community.
Area/Capacity: 20,000 sq. m.
Actual Condition: It is protected by a wurrounding wall and it is guarded. The recent earthquake caused serious
damages to the small building situated inside the cemetery used for burial services. Restoration works are needed.
Necessary Restoration Works: Restoration works are needed on the small building situated inside the cemetery and also general preservation works for the whole area, and for the oldest of the tombstones.
Estimated Cost: 3 million drs. ($9,000 US)
Kol haKEHILA thanks the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece and the International Survey for Jewish Monuments for some of the information on this page.
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