The vestibule of the Great Synagogue in Bârlad contains eleven painted wooden panels depicting holy places and other sites in the Land of Israel, as well as emblems of some of the tribes of Israel. These panels are affixed to an upper tier wall made to appear as an arch dividing the vestibule space. The five panels on the right side depict (from right to left):
1. The emblem of the tribe of Dan portrayed as a giant snake rising above two palm trees on either side.
Inscription: מטה דן
Translation: The tribe of Dan
2. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock.
Inscription: הר הבית
Translation: The Temple Mount
3. The town of Zikhron Ya'akov in the Land of Israel. The scene includes a snaking city wall and towers of various colors, sizes, and shapes.
Inscription: זכרון יעקב
Translation: Zikhron Ya'akov
4. The tomb of Zechariah the prophet in the Land of Israel. The tomb structure includes a large black arch surmounted by a pyramidal red roof.
Inscription: ק" זכריה הנביא
Translation: Tomb of Zechariah the prophet
5. The tomb of Absalom in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem. The depiction corresponds to the actual appearance of the monument.
Inscription: יד אבשלום
Translation: Absalom's memorial