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.


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.



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