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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - The Temple Society People’s House


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Emek Refa’im St 1, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט
סמל הרשות לפיתוח ירושלים
סמל משרד ירושלים ומורשת

בית העם הטמפלרי
נבנה בשנת 1882 כאולם התכנסות ותפילה של הקהילה הטמפלרית. באולם התקיימה הפעילות התרבותית שכללה קונצרטים והצגות. הטמפלרים, שכפרו בפולחן הנוצרי-פרוטסטנטי, הקימו בתי קהילה ולא כנסיות. בתקופה מאוחרת יותר שימש המבנה בית תפילה לקהילה הארמנית.

دار الشعب لطائفة الهيكليين البروتستانتية الألمانية
أقامت طائفة الهيكليين البروتستانيين الألمانييين المركز عام ۱۸۸٢ کمركز لنشاطها الثقافي والديني وللصلاة .

Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel
The emblem of the city of Jerusalem
Symbol of the Ministry of Culture and Sports
Symbol of the Jerusalem Development Authority
Emblem of the Ministry of Jerusalem and Heritage

THE TEMPLE SOCIETY PEOPL’S HOUSE
Built in 1982 [should be 1882], the Temple Society congregation home was used for prayer and cultural activities, including music and theatre. Later served as a prayer home for the Armenian congregation.
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Comments:
The sign shape is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The building was photographed that day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

In the second picture is a sign indicating the current use of the building (and even mentioned as such on the sign):
Ս.ԳՐԻԳՈՐ ԼՈՒՍԱՒՈՐԻՉ ՀԱՅՈՑ ԵԿԵՂԵՑԻ
הכנסיה הארמנית
ARMENIAN CHURCH
As can be seen in the sign taken a month earlier
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The first line written in the Armenian language reads:
The Armenian Church of Gregory the Illuminator

Translation of the text on the sign:
[The text in the English language is much shorter than the Hebrew version, below is a translation of the Hebrew version]
Built in 1882 as a gathering and prayer hall of the Templar community. The hall hosted cultural activities that included concerts and performances. The Templars, who atoned for Christian-Protestant worship, established community houses rather than churches. In a later period the building served as a house of prayer for the Armenian community.




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