At the beginning of the 20th century, almost 40% of the population Gomel were Jews, and in the city there were more than 20 synagogues and no less houses of worship. However, during the period of repression and genocide during World War II, the number of Jewish residents decreased dramatically. During the second half of the 20th century, the trend towards a reduction in Jews in Gomel only continued, and out of an impressive number of synagogues, only one survived - Synagogue “Rosh Pina”.

Gomel Synagogue

The building was erected at the very end of the 19th century, but over its long history this synagogue was rebuilt several times. The appearance that can be seen today is strikingly different from the original one.

Synagogue in Gomel

The building was returned to the Jewish community in the early 90s, and then a leisurely reconstruction began. This process dragged on for several years, but as a result, the entire Jewish life of the city moved into this historical building.

Where is the synagogue in Gomel?

The “Rosh Pina” synagogue is located on Krasnoarmeyskaya street 1A, below is the point with the location of the object on the map:

Gomel is definitely worth a visit Palace of the Rumyantsev-Paskevichs and take a walk through the landscape park.

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