Great Synagogue (Tbilisi)

The Great Synagogue (Georgian: დიდი სინაგოგა) is a synagogue at 45-47 Leselidze Street in Tbilisi in the republic of Georgia.

Great Synagogue
Tbilisi Synagogue (1).jpg
Religion
AffiliationOrthodox Judaism
Location
LocationGeorgia (country) Tbilisi, Georgia
Geographic coordinates41°41′24″N 44°48′26″E / 41.69°N 44.80727°E / 41.69; 44.80727Coordinates: 41°41′24″N 44°48′26″E / 41.69°N 44.80727°E / 41.69; 44.80727
Architecture
Completed1903
Specifications
Length24.5 meters (80 ft)
Width15 meters (49 ft)
Height (max)14 meters (46 ft)
Dome(s)1

HistoryEdit

The building, also known as the Georgian Synagogue, was built from 1895 to 1903 in an eclectic style by Georgian Jews from Akhaltsikhe who migrated to Tbilisi in the late 19th century, thus the synagogue is also called the “synagogue of the people of Akhaltsikhe”.

There is also a synagogue in Tbilisi built by the Jews of Tshinvali at 13 Kozhevennyi Tupik Street.

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