American Friends of the Synagogue Borculo Foundation

Help us preserve the synagogue in Borculo.

Synagogue Borculo Foundation (NL) A Project of S | KBFUS Funds

About the Synagogue

After the Second World War, the heavily affected Jewish community could no longer afford the recovery of the destroyed synagogue. So, they had to sell it. It would change hands many times.

The synagogue subsequently had different owners. With each owner, the building was further damaged. The building was used as a workshop and storage space. At one point it was even used as a smoker's room. Newspaper articles in the 1980's and 1990's by Gelsaar journalist Arend Heideman about the possible disappearance and significance of this heritage gave rise to a renewed interest.

Help us continue that mission.

U.S.-based donors can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the American Friends of the Synagogue Borculo Foundation at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions. If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:

  • Gifts by check: Address your check to KBFUS, write "American Friends of the Synagogue Borculo Foundation" in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property: Contact KBFUS via email at or phone (212) 713-7660.