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Choral Synagogue, Vilnius

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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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  • This beautiful shul is over 100 years old. There are prayers each morning at 8:30 and about 1/2 an hour before sunset. The Rabbi was extremely friendly and inquired if he could help anyway with our tr...  more »
  • The inside of this temple is stunning and kept in good shape. The Cantor's wife answered all my questions about contemporary Jewish life in Vilnius and the diminishing number of congregants here. Upst...  more »
  • The second largest Synagogue in Europe. Very beautiful and worth visiting not only to Jews but to non-Jews as well.
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