Gothenburg Synagogue

The Gothenburg Synagogue (Swedish: Göteborgs synagoga) at Stora Nygatan, near Drottningtorget, Gothenburg, Sweden, was opened in 1855[1] according to the designs of the German architect August Krüger. The congregation is Conservative.[2] The synagogue sanctuary has 300 seats.

Gothenburg Synagogue
Synagoga synagogue Goteborg Göteborg.JPG
Gothenburg Synagogue
AffiliationConservative Judaism
Completed1855 (1855)

Between 25 and 30% of the membership fees are used for security measures, as Jews risk attack from Middle Eastern, far-left and far-right extremists.[3]

The synagogue was firebombed on Saturday, 9 December 2017.[4][5] Three migrant men were arrested.[6][7] Prosecutor Stina Lundqvist said about 10 to 15 people may have attacked "in concert".[8] The attack was condemned as antisemitic by mayor Ann-Sofie Hermansson.[8] In the aftermath of the attack, the synagogue was visited by two cabinet ministers in a show of support from the highest political level.[8]

Coordinates: 57°42′20″N 11°58′21″E / 57.70556°N 11.97250°E / 57.70556; 11.97250


  1. ^ "Synagogue: Göteborg". Synagogues 360. Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Judiska Församlingen". TotallyJewishTravel. Retrieved 2019-02-20.
  3. ^ ""Säkerheten skulle chocka många"". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  4. ^ "3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue | Fox News". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11.
  5. ^ TARYN TARRANT-CORNISH. "Horror as '20 masked men attack synagogue with petrol bombs'". Daily Express. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  6. ^ Anders Dalsbro; Daniel Vergara; Jonathan Leman (11 December 2017). "Här är de anhållna för attacken i Göteborg". Expo IDAG (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 December 2017. The three men are 18, 20 and 21 years old. All of them have come to Sweden in recent years. Two are, according to public records, from Syria and one from Palestine.
  7. ^ Anderson, Christina (10 December 2017). "Three Arrested After Firebomb Attack on Swedish Synagogue". The New York Times.
  8. ^ a b c "Two men to appear in court over Gothenburg synagogue attack - The Local". Archived from the original on 2017-12-12.

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