Congregation Emanu-El

Congregation Emanu-El (HM1DT8)

Location: Victoria, BC V8W 1P3 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 25.655', W 123° 21.686'

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The Congregation Emanu-El Synagogue was built in 1863, just five years after the arrival if the first members of Victoria's Jewish community during the Fraser River gold rush period. Its opening was widely celebrated in Victoria for, despite their small numbers, members of the congregation played leading roles in the social, economic and political life of both the town and the colony. The oldest surviving synagogue in Canada, the building is a testament to the devotion and resourcefulness of its founders, as well as a rare example of the 19th century Romanesque style synagogue architecture in Canada.

Cette synagogue fut construite en 1863, cinq ans seulement apr l'arriv?e des premiers membres de la communaut? juive de Victoria avec la ru?e vers l'or du Fraser. Elle fut inaugur?e avec ?clat ? Victoria, car les membres de la congregation, malgr? leur nombre restreint, jouaient un r?le de premier plan dans les activit sociales, ?conomiques et politiques de la ville et de la province. Maintenant la plus ancienne au Canada, la synagogue t?moigne de la ferveur et de l'esprit d'initiative de ses fondateurs et elle est une des rares illustrations de l'architecture romane des synagogues canadiennes du XIXe siecle.
HM NumberHM1DT8
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:14am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 473262 N 5363889
Decimal Degrees48.42758333, -123.36143333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 25.655', W 123° 21.686'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 25' 39.30" N, 123° 21' 41.16" W
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Area Code(s)412
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 817 Pandora Ave, Victoria BC V8W 1P3, CA
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