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Belgrade Synagogue

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Basic Information

Location 44° 48′ 55.08″ N, 20° 27′ 25.92″ E
Country Serbia
City Belgrade

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 44.81548,20.45722


Summary

Belgrade Synagogue is currently the only fully active Jewish place of worship in Belgrade. It is located in central Belgrade area - near Obilićev Venac Square and central high street Knez Mihailova.


History and time period

The synagogue was built on land bought from the city by the Society of Ashkenazi Jews of Belgrade. According to official plans the building was to house the synagogue, ritual baths, a school, community offices and apartments for the community employees. There had been an older Ashkenazi synagogue in the vicinity of the present one since the 19th century, but it was torn down to make way for new urban development. The synagogue is known in Belgrade as the "Kosmajska Temple", as its address before World War II was Kosmajska Street. The name of the street has since been changed to Maršala Birjuzova Street (Marshal Biryuzov Street).


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