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Brodsky Synagogue Odessa

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Brodsky Synagogue Odessa


Basic Information

Country Ukraine
City Odessa

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.edrs.org.uk/site/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=233:the-brodsky-synagogue&catid=35:general&Itemid=156
Geographical Coordinates 51.61836,-0.28893


At the beginning of 19th century, a large number of Reform Jews moved to Odessa from the Austro-Hungarian Empire and Germany, mostly from the town Brody. In 1863 the Brodsky Reform Jews built a new synagogue in Odessa, it was named Brodsky Synagogue and was the first Reform synagogue in the Russian Empire.

The Synagogue was well known in the city because of its chazans and the choristers were famous singers from the Odessa Opera Theater. Progressive Judaism was popular among Odessa Jews and the Brodsky Synagogue became a cultural as well as a religious center.

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