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Obj. ID: 767
Jewish Architecture
  New Great Synagogue in Novoselytsia, Ukraine

© Vaad of Ukraine, Photographer: Konev, Vladimir, 2009

The synagogue was build in 1919 according the list of donors’ names, preserved on the western wall of the prayer hall. The wall paintings in the synagogue building’s interior were made at approximately in the 1920s, as is made clear by the list of the donors’ names, which includes the name of the person who contributed money specifically towards this purpose.

After WWII, in 1951 the building was converted into a youth club (house of Pioneers) and no longer functioned as a synagogue (Altsuler, p. 454); the paintings were whitewashed with lime, and so preserved over time.

In 2009 the paintings were discovered by Svetlana Amosova and cleaned by a team of Kiev specialists guided by Yulii Lifshits. Except for some minor losses due to architectural replanning, virtually the entire composition of the interior is preserved intact.

For the exterior see:

For the interior see:

 

See also photographs of the interior before the cleaning:

For the documentation of 1999 see:

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Name/Title
New Great Synagogue in Novoselytsia | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1920s
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Ukraine | Chernivets'ka obl. | Novoselytsia
| 110 Lenin St./10 Chkalova Lane
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Yes
Documented by CJA
Yes
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Abandoned
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
D (Very bad)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration

Very important wall paintings

Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Boris Khaimovich, The Murals in the Novoselitsia Synagogue (Kiev: Dukh i litera, 2016); Mykola Kuschnir, Kotlyar, and Anna Yamchuk, eds., “How Goodly Are Thy Tents, O Jacob...” Wall Paintings in Bukovinian Synagogue (Catalogue of the Exhibition) (Chernivtsi and Kyiv: Dukh i litera, 2016), pp. 72-87.; Mordechai Altshuler, Yahadut ba-makhbesh ha-sovyeti: bein dat le-zehut yehudit be-vrit ha-mo’atsot, 1941–1964 (Jerusalem, 2008), p. 454
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Original Object
Documenter
Khaimovich Boris |
Author of description
Khaimovich Boris | 2014
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.