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Choral Synagogue, Vilnius

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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The Choral Synagogue of Vilnius is the only synagogue in Vilnius that is still in use. The other synagogues were destroyed partly during World War II, when Lithuania was occupied by Nazi Germany, and partly by the Soviet authorities after the war.The Choral Synagogue of Vilnius was built in 1903.The synagogue is built in a Romanesque-Moorish style.It is the only active synagogue that survived both the Holocaust and Soviet rule in this city that once had over 100 synagogues. International donations and a small community of Jews in Vilnius support the synagogue. The synagogue holds services and is open to visitors.
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  • Lovely temple interior. I had the chance to talk at lenght with the woman at the synagogue. She gave me a very thorough explanation of the Jewish history in the city. Luckily this temple survived the ...  read more »
  • As the only remaining functioning synagogue in a city that once had over 100 synagogues, this lovely orthodox synagogue is well worth a visit. 
  • Great Synagogue, miraculously undamaged during World War II. In its beauty is on a par with the best synagogues of Eastern Europe. We were fortunate enough to attend Saturday's service.
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