Great Choral Synagogue
|Great Choral Synagogue|
Schekovytska 29, Podil|
|Leadership||Rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich|
1895 - Nikolay Gardenik|
1915 - Valerian Rykov
|Architectural style||Moorish Revival|
The Aesopian synagogue was built in 1895. It was designed in Neo-Moorish style by Nikolay Gordenin. Gabriel Yakob Rozenberg, a merchant, financed the building. In 1915 the building was reconstructed by Valerian Rykov. The reconstruction was financed by Vladimir Ginzburg, a nephew of Rozenberg.
Since 1945, the building has again been used as a synagogue. In 1992, Yaakov Bleich was appointed rabbi of the Jewish community of Kyiv and chief rabbi of Ukraine.
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