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Great Synagogue, Bucharest

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The Great Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania was raised in 1845 by the Polish-Jewish community. It was repaired in 1865, redesigned in 1903 and 1909, repainted in Rococo style in 1936 by Ghershon Horowitz, then it was restored again in 1945, as it had been devastated by the extreme right Legionaries. It nowadays hosts an exhibition entitled The Memorial of Jewish Martyrs “Chief Rabbi Dr. Mozes Rosen”. During the late 1980s, just like many churches in the area, this synagogue was virtually surrounded by concrete buildings, so as to hide it from public sight.It still hosts weekend religious services, being one of the few active synagogues in the city and in Romania. For service details contact Yehuda Livnat +40-73-470-8970.
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  • Morning of a weekday. Everything is closed, no sign or exposed time Sound the Bell. After a while comes a guard who has no idea when the synagogue is open (???) but invites me to go to Coral Temple because that's open certainly (!) Help!
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  • We were greeted by the person which takes care of this synagogue and he was very helpfull and explained us all about its past and present. 
  • There is a very friendly guy (don´t remember his actual designation) who grew up in the Jewish community and knows all about the history of the Synagoge Choral and the Jewish community in Bucharest in...  more »