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Obj. ID: 8975  Korah Kloyz in Ukmergė, Lithuania

© “Synagogues in Lithuania: A Catalogue” Archives, Photographer: Viršulytė, Aistė, 2007.

The kloyz at Egipto (today Vilkmergėlės) Street was established around 1889 by the balebatim who left their previous prayer house because of a conflict. It was named “Korah kloyz” most probably after the name of the weekly portion of the Torah, which speaks about the rebellion of Korah against Moses and Aaron in the desert (Num. 16–17). Another name is the “Egyptian” prayer house, because it stands on the former Egipto (i.e. Egyptian) Street.

The former kloyz is located far to the north of the shulhoyf, in the central part of Ukmergė, on the right bank of the Vilkmergėlė rivulet, separated from it by Kranto Street. The northwestern façade of the building faces Vilkmergėlės Street. The neighborhood has one-storey buildings and homesteads; some 100 m to the southeast there stands the Church of Sts. Peter and Paul. In 2007 the former kloyz was a small, rectangular, one-storey building of plastered brick masonry covered with a hipped tin roof. The building has a low socle, a cornice at the top of the façades and lesenes emphasizing the corners. Although the openings of all the façades have been transformed, the contours of bricked-up segment-headed windows are still visible due to cracks in the plaster. Judging from the inventory plan of the building,51 the prayer hall was located in the southeastern part and was lit by ten windows – three in the southwestern and northeastern façades, and four in the southeastern one. The interior was destroyed when the former kloyz was converted into a joiner’s workshop after WWII.

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Korah Kloyz in Ukmergė | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
1889
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
After 1945
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Community
Location
Lithuania | Vilnius County | Ukmergė
| 13 Vilkmergėlės St.
Site
Unknown
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Unknown
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Material Stucture
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Brick
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Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Factory
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
B (Fair)
Architectural Significance type
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Coordinates: 55.253895, 24.764147
Ornamentation
Custom
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Façade (main)
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Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Colophon
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Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
1995, 2007
Bibliography
Pinkas hakehilot: Lita, ed. Dov Levin (Jerusalem, 1996) p. 246; www.zydai.lt/lt/content/viewitem/728/; Yahadut lita, 4 vols. (Tel Aviv, 1967), vol. 3, p. 305; Raimundas Ramanauskas, “Žydų bendruomenė Ukmergėje” (The Jewish community in Ukmergė), in Žydų kultūros paveldas Lietuvoje (The heritage of Jewish culture in Lithuania), ed. A. Jomantas (Vilnius, 2005), pp. 191-192
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