On the morning of Saturday November 19, 2011 on our way to Les Halles we encountered the Avignon Synagogue. We could not resist entering and did so. The service was in progress and we were met in the small foyer outside of the sanctuary. After a brief discussion we told the greeter that we would like to participate and we were invited into the sanctuary. Madam was invited to join the women in the balcony and she reported they were all friendly and welcoming. I sat downstairs. The bema is in the center and the congregation sits in a circle around. The synagogue dates from the late 1840's, has a lovely sanctuary, and is on a list of French historical buildings. We were lucky to have had this chance encounter. (Nov 19, 2011. The choice for a visit this long ago was not an option in this review)
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