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Golden Rose Synagogue

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Golden Rose Synagogue


Basic Information

Location Kotsyubinskiy Street, Dnipropetrovsk
Country Ukraine
City Dnipropetrovsk

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://ejewishphilanthropy.com/worlds-largest-jewish-center-opens-in-dnepropetrovsk/
Geographical Coordinates 48.46472,35.04618


he Golden Rose Synagogue (Дніпропетровська Хоральна Синагога «Золота Роза») is a synagogue on Kotsyubinskiy Street/Sholom Aleichem street in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.

History and time period

The Golden Rose synagogue was built 150 years ago in Dnipropetrovsk, in former times called Yeketerinoslav/Jekaterinoslaw/Екатериносла́в. In 1924 the building was used as a workers' club and a warehouse and above the portice a seal of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was located in place of the Magen David. In 1996 the building was returned to the Jewish community. In 1999 reconstruction began, designed by a local Jewish architect, A. Dolnik. Frank Meisler, an Israeli artist, designed the foyer, the prayer hall and the Holy Ark. Above the sanctuary entrance is a representation of golden roses, made by Meisler. A small rotunda between the lobby and sanctuary is decorated with the first line of the Sh’ma Israel prayer. The first words of Sh'ma Israel in Hebrew are on the left, but the first words in Russian are at right. The two versions continue around the rotunda until the last words in Russian and Hebrew meet on the opposite side. The doors to the Aaron haKodesh illustrate the Ten Commandments. The Jewish community has plans to build a Jewish Museum called "Tkumah" (rebirth) adjacent to the synagogue that will also house a community center with a library, soup kitchen, classrooms and offices. The Director of the Jewish Community of Diepropetrovsk is Vyacheslav Brez. The Chief Rabbi of Dnipropetrovsk is Shmuel Kaminetzky, who is also a leading member of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Ukraine.

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