Great Choral Synagogue

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Not to be confused with Grand Choral Synagogue.
Great Choral Synagogue
Синагога на Подолі вул. Щекавицька, 29 в Киеве 2.jpg
Basic information
Location Schekovytska 29, Podil
Ukraine Kiev, Ukraine
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Status Active
Leadership Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich
Architectural description
Architect(s) 1895 - Nikolay Gardenik
1915 - Valerian Rykov[1]
Architectural style Aesopian style
Completed 1895

The Great Choral Synagogue of Kiev, also known as the Podil Synagogue, is situated in Kiev, Ukraine.

History[edit]

The synagogue was built 1895 and reconstructed in 1915.[2] Gabriel Jakob Rozenberg[2] and Wladimir Gorazjewitsch Ginzburg, two merchants, financed the building. It was built in an Aesopian style. In 1929, the synagogue was closed and the building was converted into a stable. The building was further defiled during World War II by the Nazis.[3]

In 1945, the building was again used as a synagogue. In 1992, Yaakov Bleich was appointed rabbi of the Jewish community of Kiev and chief rabbi of Ukraine.

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Coordinates: 50°28′13″N 30°30′43″E / 50.47028°N 30.51194°E / 50.47028; 30.51194