Danial Synagogue

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Danial Synagogue (Persian: کنیسه دانیال‎) or Daniel Synagogue (Persian: کنیسه دانیل‎) also known as Polish Synagogue (Persian: کنیسه لهستانی‌ها‎ - Kenise Lahestāni-hā) is the only Ashkenazi synagogue in Iran. It is located at 30 Tir Street (formerly known as Ghavam Al Saltaneh Street), in Tehran.[1]

It was mainly used during the time of the Second World War by Polish Jewish refugees. With the increase in Jewish refugees from Poland in 1940, Iranian Jews decided to build a specific Ashkenazi synagogue next to the Haim Synagogue.[2]

When the Danial Synagogue was first opened it could hold sixty people. Three Ashkenazi-designed Torahs had been brought from Poland and were used in the synagogue. After the Iranian Revolution, most Ashkenazi Jews left Iran, so the synagogue is now mainly used by Iranian Jews.[3]

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  1. ^ "قدم زدن در خيابان اديان" (in Persian). Retrieved 2016-12-28.
  2. ^ "خیابانی-برای-گفتگوی-ادیان-در-تهران فردانیوز به نقل از روزنامه قانون، "خیابانی برای گفتگوی ادیان در تهران"" (in Persian). Retrieved 2016-12-28.
  3. ^ "کنیسای دانیال - لهستانی ها" (in Persian). 7dorim.com. Retrieved 2014-06-17.