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History of the Jewish Community

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Bais Aron V’Yisroel synagogue was built in 1924 designed by architect Aba Kornbluth. It is a modest yellow building designed in the tradition of Renaissance synagogues of the 17th century. The Nazis used the building as a stable and the Communists later converted it into a warehouse. It was returned to the Jewish community in 1989, and recently underwent a major interior renovation under the direction of architect Aron Ostreicher, known for his projects restoring synagogues around the world. The synagogue was rededicated in 2007.

The Nazis burned down the Golden Rose synagogue in 1942. Part of the building’s northern wall remained in fact and now bears a plaque, written in English, Hebrew and Ukrainian. Other sights in the city include a memorial to the victims of the Lvov ghetto, which includes a large statue depicting a Jew raising one hand to the heavens and one hand clenched in protest at one end, and a menorah bearing an inscription that says “remember and keep in your heart” at the other. About 15 minutes’ drive from the city sits the Janówska labor camp.

Points of Interest: Jewish Lviv tour including Jewish Quarter, Golden Roze Synagogue and Beit Israel new Synagogue.

Inclusion

Hotel pick up and drop off; Guided Tour; Available in English, Russian.

Exclusion

Gratuity.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily; Pick up time will be arranged during reservation and is according to your needs.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

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Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

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