"Tallinn Synagogue, also known as Beit Bella Synagogue, is
located in Estonia’s capital city. The privately funded
synagogue in central Tallinn was inaugurated on May 16, 2007.
The building is an ultramodern, airy structure, which can seat
with additional seating for up to 230 people for concerts and
other public events. It received global attention as it was the
first synagogue to open in Estonia since World War II.
synagogue, built in 1883, was not rebuilt after being destroyed
in March 1944 during a Soviet air bombing raid on Tallinn, which
at the time was occupied by Nazi Germany - the city then became
the only post-war European capital without a synagogue. Tartu,
a university town in southeastern Estonia and the second largest
city in Estonia, also had a synagogue which was destroyed during
World War II."