Beth Shalom Synagogue (Athens)

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Beth Shalom Synagogue
בית כנסת בית שלום
Athens Jewish community center.jpg
Exterior of the synagogue
Basic information
Location 5 Melidoni Street
Greece Athens, Greece 105 53
Geographic coordinates 37°58′42″N 23°43′13″E / 37.9782°N 23.7203°E / 37.9782; 23.7203Coordinates: 37°58′42″N 23°43′13″E / 37.9782°N 23.7203°E / 37.9782; 23.7203
Affiliation Orthodox Judaism
Rite Sephardic
Country Greece
Status Active
Leadership Rabbi Gabriel Negrin
Architectural description
Architectural type Greek Revival
Completed 1935[1]

Beth Shalom Synagogue (Hebrew: בית כנסת בית שלום‎) is the principal synagogue of Athens, Greece.[2] It was built in 1935[3] of white Pentelic marble, the architecture is an austere Greek Revival style; the building was renovated in 1975.[4] The synagogue is managed by Rabbi Gabriel Negrin, who was elected by the council of Athens’ Jewish community following the death of the long time leader Jacob Arar in 2014.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jewish Synagogues in Athens
  2. ^ International Survey of Jewish Monuments
  3. ^ Jewish Synagogues in Athens
  4. ^ Nicholas Stavroulakis and Timothy DeVinney, Jewish Sites and Synagogues of Greece," Talos Press, Athens, 1992, p. 47
  5. ^ Sherri Moshman