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PERMANENT EXHIBITION

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NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION

Synagogue Groningen stimulates active involvement in the Jewish culture and history of the city of Groningen, the region and the border region with East Friesland. The permanent exhibition invites you to become acquainted with the stories that connect history and current events. With digital storytelling, personal stories come to life.

 

The Jewish rituals, customs and festivals form a common thread through the building. DIY objects allow you to interactively experience why Shabbat is celebrated weekly, what Passover and Hanukkah mean, and how the dietary laws of Kashrut ensure a kosher Jewish household.

Naturally, the special architecture and the remarkable history of the building are highlighted. In the audio tour, Bertien Minco takes you along the moments in her family history in which the synagogue in the Folkingestraat and the Jewish community in Groningen are present.

The synagogue is naturally a place of remembrance, as well as a lively place for cultural activities and an educational center about Jewish religion and customs. Of course the Jewish Community holds shul here.

In collaboration with the Oude Groninger Kerken Foundation, the owner of the building, the structural adjustment of the building was completed in 2021. After that, the realization of the permanent exhibition was completed, a long-standing wish of the Synagogue Groningen and the Dutch-Israelite Municipality of Groningen.

Historian and exhibition maker Willy van der Schuit worked out, designed and realized the plans together with Design collective Groningen, consisting of Studio Eye Candy, 212 Fahrenheit, Opmaat3D and JZProdo. The new interior has become part of the striking monument, the permanent exhibition a source for further exploration of the rich history of Jewish Groningen.

Naturally, the special architecture and remarkable history of the building are highlighted. In the audio tour , Bertien Minco takes you along the moments in her family history when the synagogue in the Folkingestraat or the Jewish community in Groningen was present.

Place of meeting

The synagogue is naturally a place of remembrance, as well as a lively place for cultural activities and an educational center about Jewish culture, religion and history. At the same time, the synagogue is also used as a 'shul' of the Jewish Community of Groningen.

About the creators of the exhibition

In collaboration with the Oude Groninger Kerken Foundation, the owner of the building, the architectural adaptation of the synagogue was completed in 2021. After that, the realization of the permanent exhibition was completed, a long-standing wish of the board of the Synagogue Groningen and the Jewish Community of Groningen.

Historian and exhibition maker Willy van der Schuit  has worked out, designed and realized the plans together with Design collective Groningen, consisting of Studio Eye Candy, 212 Fahrenheit, Opmaat3D and JZProdo. The new interior has become part of the striking monument, the permanent exhibition a source for further exploration of the rich history of Jewish Groningen.

The Folkingestraat Synagoge Foundation would like to thank the Foundation's donors and financiers who have made possible the realization of the museum layout of Synagogue Groningen. 

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