Kupa Synagogue

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Synagogue in Poland

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Geographical coordinates: 50.05263 19.94575

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English Kupa Synagogue

Kupa Synagogue (Polish: Synagoga Kupa) is a 17th-century synagogue in Kraków, Poland. It is located in the former Jewish quarter of Kazimierz developed from a neighborhood earmarked in 1495 by King Jan I Olbracht for the Jewish community, which has been transferred from the budding Old Town. Kupa Synagogue serves Kraków's Jewish community as one of the venues for religious ceremonies and cultural festivals, notably the annual Jewish Culture Festival in Kraków.The Synagogue was founded in 1643 by the Kazimierz Jewish district's kehilla (a municipal form of self-government), as a foundation of the local qahal. A contribution of 200 zlotys by the Jewish goldsmiths' guild helped to bring the construction to its successful completion. The Synagogue was built in a baroque style with a square prayer hall inside. The building underwent many renovations throughout the centuries. In 1830-1834 the two-storey annex was added with entrance hall and washrooms. In 1861 the western wing was built. At the end of the 19th century, the synagogue was joined with the adjacent building. Following ravages of World War II, it has been meticulously restored. Its northern wall connects with the remnants of the medieval city-wall of Kazimerz while its southern flank faces Warchauera Street. The colorful interior of the Kupa Synagogue serves as an exhibition hall and the venue for musical events.

The Synagogue is richly decorated with paintings from the 1920s featured on walls, the ceiling and in the women's section. The depictions include the holy places of Hebron, Tiberias, and Jerusalem. There are also Biblical scenes and illustrations to verses in Psalms, such as the painting showing people standing by the rivers of Babylon (Psalms 137:1-3), or musical instruments (Psalms 150:3-6). Another painting depicts Noah's ark including the figure of Noah – quite unusual since the use of human images was very rare in Jewish art. The signs of the Zodiac are painted over the women's gallery. The artist, although unidentified, was clearly professional. There are also remnants of earlier paintings from the 17th to 18th centuries. The older drawings are ornamental, with leaves and fruit surrounding texts. A carved wood and stucco Torah Ark, from the early 17th century, adorns the interior.

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Polish Synagoga Kupa w Krakowie

Synagoga Kupa – synagoga znajdująca się na Kazimierzu w Krakowie, przy ulicy Jonatana Warszauera 8 (adres także ul. Miodowa 27). Jest ostatnią synagogą powstałą w okresie istnienia miasta żydowskiego.

Zwana również była Szpitalną, ze względu na swoje bliskie sąsiedztwo z dawnym szpitalem żydowskim oraz Ubogich, ponieważ modlili się w niej najbiedniejsi członkowie gminy żydowskiej.

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French Synagogue Kupa de Cracovie

La synagogue Kupa de Cracovie est située à Kazimierz, quartier de Cracovie en Pologne, au 8 rue Jonathan Warschauer. C'est la dernière synagogue construite dans ce quartier qui était avant la Seconde Guerre mondiale à majorité juive. Elle était aussi dénommée la synagogue de l'hôpital en raison de sa proximité avec l'ancien hôpital juif, mais aussi péjorativement la synagogue des pauvres, car elle avait comme fidèles les membres les plus pauvres de la communauté juive.

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Russian Синагога Купа

Построена в барочном стиле в XVII веке на средства кагала Казимежа и пожертвования гильдии евреев-ювелиров. В XVIII-XIX веках несколько раз перестраивалась и дополнялась, в послевоенные годы была восстановлена до мельчайших подробностей и теперь служит местом проведения собраний и концертов. Её интерьер украшен картинами 1920-ых годов, местами сохранились остатки живописи XVII-XVIII веков, а в женской галерее можно увидеть выполненные неизвестным художником знаки Зодиака.

Address Warszauera 8
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Last Edit2018-05-18

French Synagogue Kupa

Aussi appelé Hôpital ou Synagogue des pauvres car elle était fréquentée principalement par les plus pauvre. Après la guerre, elle devint un entrepôt et une usine de chaussure, elle est aujourd'hui l'un des lieux de cérémonies religieuses et de festivals culturels, dont le Festival de la Culture Juive.

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