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
AffiliationOrthodox Judaism
LocationGeorgia (country) Tbilisi, Georgia
Geographic coordinates41°41′24″N 44°48′26″E / 41.69°N 44.80727°E / 41.69; 44.80727 Map
Length24.5 meters (80 ft)
Width15 meters (49 ft)
Height (max)14 meters (46 ft)

History edit

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”.

By the late nineteenth century, the building was already in a state of disrepair, and in 1899 it was demolished according to a government decree. Subsequently, Georgian Jews had to build a new synagogue, construction of which began in 1904 and was completed in 1911.[1]

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

References edit

  1. ^ "THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE OF TBILISI". Retrieved 2024-02-29.

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