Located in the Kamppi district, the synagogue is used by the 1,200-strong Jewish community of Helsinki. The synagogue building was completed in 1906. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel, Bentzi Sasson
Go behind the doors of the Old Synagogue in Dubrovnik, Croatia, which is the oldest Sefardic synagogue still in use today in the world and the second oldest synagogue in Europe.
It is said to have been established in 1352, but gained legal status in the city in 1408. Owned by the local Jewish community, the main floor still functions as a place of worship for High Holidays and special occasions, but is now mainly a city museum which hosts numerous […]
The Eldridge Street Synagogue, built in 1887, is a National Historic Landmark synagogue in Manhattan’s Chinatown neighborhood.
In 2007, after 20 years of renovation work that cost US$20 million, the Eldridge Street Project completed the restoration and opened to the public as the Museum at Eldridge Street. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel via Bentzi Sasson
“On a vibe” Source: Taglit-Birthright Israel, Photo: @jillianblevy
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The Nazis mercilessly butchered all of Rostov’s Jews, including young children and the elderly, hoping to leave nothing of our heritage. They tried to extinguish the flame of Judaism in our city, but they didn’t succeed. Today, 75 years later, we held a March of the Living, followed by a […]
The New Synagogue in Berlin, Germany was built 1859–1866 as the main synagogue of the Berlin Jewish community.
Because of its splendid eastern Moorish style and resemblance to the Alhambra, it is an important architectural monument of the second half of the 19th century in Berlin. This synagogue was one of the few synagogues to survive Kristallnacht, it was badly damaged prior to and during World War II […]
The Pinkas Synagogue, which is part of the Jewish Museum, is the central memorial site to the victims of the Holocaust in Prague.
The names of 80,000 Jews from Bohemia and Moravia who perished in the Holocaust are inscribed on the interior walls of the synagogue. Source: Eli Wohl Photo
The Old New Synagogue or Altneuschul in Prague, Czech Republic is Europe’s oldest active synagogue built in 1270 in gothic style.
The synagogue was originally called the New or Great Synagogue and later when newer synagogues were built in the 16th century, it became known as the Old-New Synagogue. #GKTsynagogue Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Photo: Bentzi Sasson Source: GO Kosher Travel
🕍 The Tempel Synagogue is a synagogue in Kraków, Poland which was built in 1860 and was ruined during World War II by the German Nazis, who used the building as an ammunition storage area.
After the war, it was used again for prayers. In 1947, a mikvah was built in the northern part of the synagogue. It is still active today, although formal prayers are held only a few times a year. Wishing you all #ShabbatShalom! Source: GO Kosher Travel, Photo: Bentzi Sasson
The Great Synagogue of Rome (Italian: Tempio Maggiore di Roma) took two years to build and was completed in 1904.
It is the largest synagogue in Rome and was constructed as magnificent as it is in order to showcase the revival of the Jewish pride in Rome after the terror of the ghetto and destruction of Jewish life. The women section overlooks the men section. The rainbow colors of the […]
The Indian Jewish community always had the unique ability to blend into the local culture of the region while keeping to the Jewish traditions and customs. In the photo, an Indian Synagogue in Mumbai. Photo: Moshe Milner, GPO Source: Government Press Office
Hey, it’s 6/13 #DoAMitzvah #613
While it was founded in 1471, it didn’t get its distinctive color until 1492, when it received an influx of Jews escaping the Spanish inquisition, who brought a tradition of painting buildings blue. It was believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about […]
Source: Sharon Gabay – Art Photographer
Good Morning from The Great Synagogue in Copenhagen: Closing in 1 week for 2 years for a complete renovation.
The Great Synagogue is the main synagogue of the Jewish community in Copenhagen, Denmark. During World War II, the Synagogue’s Torah scrolls were hidden at nearby Trinitatis Church and were later returned to the Synagogue after the war. The landmark was the victim of 2 terror attacks, in 1985 there […]
What a great addition to the game pile! Did you know: In 1936, Parker Brothers began licensing the game for sale outside the United States. In 1941, the British Secret Intelligence Service had John Waddington Ltd., the licensed manufacturer of the game in the United Kingdom, create a special edition […]
Source: Tova In Israel
This unusual coloring was introduced by Jewish refugees, who believed that the more you look at anything blue, the more often you think about heaven and God. The tradition caught on, becoming a signature feature of the old part of town. Photo: Brian Hammonds
“Last month, my friends and I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We visited Chabad often as well as the one kosher restaurant in the city, called Ruth’s. Only a very small Jewish community remains in Florence- I believe numbering around 300, who mostly reside in the area neighboring the Sinagoga di Firenze…”
“Last month, my friends and I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. We visited Chabad often as well as the one kosher restaurant in the city, called Ruth’s. Only a very small Jewish community remains in Florence- I believe numbering around 300, who mostly reside in the area neighboring the Sinagoga […]
CHECK OUT THIS SHUL: Beth Joseph, the architectural gem and a prized landmark in the Adirondack woods community of Tupper Lake.
“Reminiscent of synagogues in the rural regions of Eastern European countries from which ancestors of the Jewish settlers of the Adirondack Mountains migrated in the late nineteenth century, Beth Joseph is an architectural gem and a prized landmark in the Adirondack woods community of Tupper Lake. Founded in 1905 to […]