The Synagogues of Europe
PAST AND PRESENT
Russia

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Below you will find a series of postcards that depict various synagogues that currently or once stood in Europe. Most of these photographs have been purchased, taken, or otherwise obtained by those visiting these towns and cities, and they have been subsequently submitted to the Museum to be placed online.  Some of these synagogues might still be extant, i.e. still being used as synagogues, but others lay abandoned and perhaps in a state of disrepair, or are currently being used for other purposes. Some have been restored.

Current town names are used to indicate the location of each synagogue.

The Museum welcomes further submissions, as this exhibition is forever ongoing and evolving. Please include the name of the country, town/city, synagogue (if known), and the month and year the photo was taken.

Please click on the thumbnail photos to see the enlarged versions.
 
 
RUSSIA

The Russia synagogue page includes synagogues located in Azerbaijan, Georgia and Siberia.

 
ASTRAKHAN, RUSSIA (1990s)*
Sephardi Synagogue
 
CHELYABINSK, RUSSIA (2001)*
restored synagogue
 
GROZNY (Chechnya), RUSSIA (1915)  
IRKUTSK, SIBERIA (1995/2000)*

KAZAN, RUSSIA (1997)*
renovated facade
 
KOSTROMA, RUSSIA*
left: before renovation
right: after renovation (2001)
Krasnoyarsk, RUSSIA*
Small House given to the Jewish Community in Krasnoyarsk in compensation for a synagogue building.
In 1991 the house was converted into a synagogue with aid of local contributors
 
MOSCOW, RUSSIA* (1997/2001)  
MOSCOW, RUSSIA*
The Hasidic Synagogue in Marina Roshcha. Built in 1926. Destroyed by fire in 1993.
The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia
 
MOSCOW, RUSSIA*
on Poklonnaya Gora
Photo by N. Koifman. The Russian Jewish Congress
 
MOSCOW, RUSSIA* (1997)
New Marina Roshcha Synagogue
 
MOSCOW, RUSSIA* (2000)
on Bolshaya Bronnaya Street
 
NALCHIK, RUSSIA (1997)*
New Synagogue of the Mountain Jews
interior
 
NIZHNIY NOVOGROD, RUSSIA*
Choral Synagogue
 
OMSK, RUSSIA (early 1990s)*

Wooden synagogue

 
ONI, GEORGIA*  
PERM, RUSSIA (1990s)*

Returned Synagogue. A bank is located in the first floor.
 
RYBINSK, RUSSIA (1995)

former synagogue
 
SAMARA, RUSSIA (1997)
on Chapaev Street
SANKT-PETERBURG (ST. PETERSBURG), RUSSIA
Choral Synagogue
SMOLENSK, RUSSIA (1998)
Choral Synagogue

now Vocational School Smolensk
QUBA, AZERBAIJAN*
(KUBA, RUSSIA)
TBLISI, GEORGIA (1995)
Synagogue of the Georgian Jews
 
TBLISI, GEORGIA (1996)
Ashkenazi Synagogue
 
 
TOMSK, RUSSIA (cir 1915)  
TYUMEN, RUSSIA (2001)

ruins of  the synagogue

 
UFA, RUSSIA (1994/1996)

Philharmonic Hall, foyer of prayer hall. Synagogue built in 1908, closed in 1929.

YAROSLAVL, RUSSIA (1996)

Tse U'lmad Jewish Cultural Center
 

 

* --  courtesy of  Our Legacy: The CIS Synagogues, Past and Present by Michael Beizer, AJDC/Gesharim,  (book), Jewish Agency, Education Department (internet version).

 

 

 

 


 











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