Deconsecration of South Terrace Synagogue

The Jewish Community reported on the deconsecration of the South Terrace Synagogue in Cork. They reported that about 85 people gathered at the Cork Hebrew Congregation on Sunday 7th February to mark the deconsecration of the 110-year old building, prior to the completion of its sale.

According to the article, it was a “bittersweet service” which featured the removal of the Torah scrolls from the synagogue’s Holy Ark. Carl Nelkin concluded the service with a rendition of “Adon Olam” set to the tune of The Banks of my own Lovely Lee, which was a poignant touch, remarked upon by poets Patrick Cotter and Thomas McCarthy who both attended the service.

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