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International Jewish Cemetery Project - Portugal

Portugal: http://www.multimania.com/shaaretikva has Lisbon Jewish community history.

Sephardic Synagogue: Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa, Rua Alexandre Herculano, 59-Lisbon.

Ashkenazic Synagogue: 110 Rua Elias Garcia, Lisbon

Shaaré-Tikvá Synagogue, Rua Alexandre Herculano 59, 1250-010 Lisboa, Portugal: http://www.multimania.com/shaaretikva Moses Anahory founded Guemilut Hassadim in 1892 to provide spiritual aid and Jewish burials. [January 2001]

 

Jewish Community Center is located at 10 Rua Rose Araujo, tel. 7752-83 [June 2000]

 

"In 1497, Jews represented one-fifth of Portugal's total population of one million, 80,000 Jews. 120,000 Jews expelled from Spain arrived in 1492. In 1497, almost all Jews in Portugal suffered the Inquisition so that official Judaism ceased to exist in Portugal. All Jewish extant cemeteries of the time were destroyed. Sefardim from Gibraltar and Morocco came to Portugal at the beginning of the nineteenth century with Ashkenazim arriving around 1910. By 1994, the 250 members of Lisbon Jewish community were both Sephardim and Ashkenazim. Oporto had a small community of about ten persons in 1984." Source: Freedman, Warren. World Guide for the Jewish Traveler. NY: E.P. Dutton Inc, 1984.

  • Almocavar: Destroyed following the Expulsion about 1497, King Manuel the First built All-Saints Hospital (later destroyed by an earthquake) with Jewish cemetery of Lisbon tombstones.
  • British Cemetery: Active 1804-1848, a list of the Jewish graves can be found in Jose Maria Abecassis', Genealogia Hebraica, Lisbon 1991.
  • Calcada das Lages (formerly) "Jewish Cemetery": Avenida D.Afonso III. Dating from 1869, information on this still active cemetery can be obtained from Ms. Anita Bekerman- Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa, Rua Alexandre Herculano, 59-Lisbon.
  • Cemetario Israelita: On Avenida Alphonse III. "A stone wall hides the site with no visible markings on its wooden gate beyond which are terraced rows of man-sized horizontal tombstones." Source: Freedman, Warren. World Guide for the Jewish Traveler. NY: E.P. Dutton Inc, 1984.
  • Rua Nova da Estrela: (1815-1869): 151 graves include five transferred in 1949 from the nearby British cemetery, part of which was paved for a street.
 
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