synagouges in barcelona area

Aug 25th, 1999, 11:21 AM
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judy
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synagouges in barcelona area

we will be in sitges, outside of barcelona for rosh hashonah holidy services. please inform us of synagouges in the area.
 
Aug 28th, 1999, 08:50 AM
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sue
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Check out <jewishexpress.c
 
Aug 28th, 1999, 10:00 AM
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Maira
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Check out http://www.jewishtravel.com
They have excellent online guidance on kosher restaurants, synagouges in major European cities, etc..
 
Aug 28th, 1999, 10:16 AM
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John
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Hi, Judy,
There's an orthodox synagogue & community center in Barcelona at Calle Porvenir 24. Apparently both Ashkenazi and Sephardic services are conducted, don't know how high holy days are handled.
If you have time before you go, we REALLY recommend a fascinating book about Spain & the Jews, called "The Mezuzah in the Madonna's Foot" by Trudi Alexy (get through Amazon.com) - I read it while lying on the beach in Sitges and it changed my view of Spain's relationship with the Jews for good.
 
Aug 29th, 1999, 05:34 AM
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ilisa
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John, I just read your post and want to thank you for the book suggestion. As one of the few Sephardic Jews in the United States, I crave any reading material that will help me learn more about my ancestry. Thanks.
 
Aug 30th, 1999, 12:12 PM
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Ann
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Ilisa, you might also enjoy reading this book:
The cross and the pear tree :
 
Aug 30th, 1999, 01:37 PM
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Carol
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Ilisa:

You say you're one of the "few Sephardic Jews in the United States" - you must have made a typo. I don't know the numbers, but there is a huge Sephardic population in the US. Seattle alone has a very large Sephardic population. Do more research and you won't feel so alone.
 
Aug 30th, 1999, 03:30 PM
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Carol, I don't feel so alone at all. I resent your condescending attitude because you don't know me and are not a part of my life. If you did, you would know that my family is heavily involved in the Sephardic community. My great-grandfather founded the one of the few Sephardic synagogues on the East Coast, Congregation Etz Ahaim in Highland Park, NJ. The Sephardic population in the United States is a minority of a minority. A large Sephardic population does not necessarily mean a large population overall. Compared to all the Jews in the United States, there are relatively few Sephardic Jews. I don't need to do the research.
 

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