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﷯ ﷯Life in the Jewish Community Wuerzburg and Unterfranken centers around the synagogue in the grounds of the former Jewish old age home at Valentin-Becker-Strasse 11 in Wuerzburg. It was inaugurated in 1970. Until the Schoah there had been seven synagogues in Wuerzburg. All of them were destroyed during the November pogrom of 1938. The place at Domer-schulstrasse where once the Wuerzburg Hauptsynagoge stood is now a little park behind the Central Archive Building of the Diocese of Wuerzburg, outlining the former foundations of the building as well as preserving some previous stonework. In the center of the park a plate reminds of the events of the night from November 9 to November 10, 1938 when the synagogue was ransacked and when at the same time the synagogue in the Heidingsfeld district was completely burnt down. The new Community Center at Valentin-Becker-Strasse houses some remnants of those destroyed synagogues, such as a stone from Wuerzburg’s once largest synagogue at Domerschulstrasse and a Chuppa Stone from the synagogue of Wuerzburg-Heidingsfeld. The Thora Shrine made from Israel marble stands at the east end of an impressive main room. The center is taken up by the reading desk. As common in orthodox synagogues men and women are seated separately. Hebrew sabbath services are held on a regular basis - evening prayers at 7 p.m., during winter at 6 p.m., Sabath morning pryer at 9 a.m.. Feasts are celebrated according to traditional Jewish rules. A community kitchen is always kept ready conforming to strict kosher requirements.
Jewish community of wuerzburg and lower frankonia

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