Come and discover objects and places of Jewish life. Based on more than fifty years of studies by the General Inventory, the photographs in this exhibition give as much importance to the majestic witnesses of exceptional architecture or quality silverware as to the more humble objects of daily life, sometimes from the genizoth.
From the evocation of the work of Rachi (c. 1040-1105) to the synagogues rebuilt after the Second World War, the exhibition presents the diversity of the heritage of Judaism in the Grand Est region in successive stages.
About the venue
Built by Edward, then Jules Deperthes, from 1897 till 1901, the old(former) big(great) seminary(seminar) devoted in Sainte-Croix, wanted by Mgr Latty, became regional seat of government in 1988\. Compound(Made up), according to a plan there H, of three main buildings of equal height, it presents stone leaky facades of size of windows in round arch or of arcades in ground floor(floors), enriched by a frieze of yellow brick on the first floor and of windows passers-by in the second. Of its previous function(office), the large building(ship) keeps(preserves) a magnificent chapel of romano-Byzantine style, in three naves covered with vaults in pendants painted by G. Defretière. The visitors can also discover to it the old(former) library(bookcase), the office(desk) of the president of Region drawn by Henry Ciriani and the room of assembly adorned with an original composition of Olivier Debré.