OPENING NIG (ORTHODOX) SYNAGOGUE IN THE CORNELIS HOUTMANSTRAAT
From 1986 the orthodox synagogue has been on the Cornelis Houtmanstraat in the Bezuidenhout area. Between the wars, Jews in Den Haag had a full choice of synagogues. But many of these had been plundered and heavily damaged during the war. After the war not all synagogues could be restored and used anew. The Great Synagogue of the orthodox NIG (Nederlands Israëlietische Gemeente te ‘s-Gravenhage) was restored, but it had become much too large for the now tiny Asjknazi-Jewish community. In June 1986 dr. A. Baumgarten, president of the NIG, started with the building of the new synagogue, which was officially consecrated on September 30th 1986 in the presence of Queen Beatrix.