Home
    Under Reconstruction!
Art Alone
© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Ukrzakhidprojectrestavratsiia, 1992
Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Chernivtsi (Czernowitz) | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Northern facade, fragment
Settings
Unknown
Date
1853
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
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
Brick
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
No information
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
C (Poor)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration

Wall paintings

Urban significance
Significance Rating
3 (National)
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
The building of the synagogue was started probably in the 1820s, but continued about 30 years, and was complicated only in 1853. It was closed by the Soviet authorities in 1959 and the building was converted into a furniture fabric in the 1960s. For that purpose, intermediately floors were inserted in the interior.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

CJA documentation; Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and mass grave sites in Ukraine. United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad (Washington D.C., 2005);

Yantovskii, Shimon, Sud'by evreiskikh obshchin i ikh sinagog, SSSR, 1976-1987 (Jerusalem, 2003), ills on p. 402;

Hugo Gold (ed.), Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina, 2 vols (Tel Aviv, 1958-1962), vol. 1, ill. on titlepage, ills. on Tafel I, Tage IV;

Allgemeine Zeitung des Judentums 22 (1854): 271;

Sergey Kravtsov, “Jewish Identities in Synagogue Architecture of Galicia and Bukovina,” Ars Judaica 6 (2010): 83-84.

Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2001
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
Aliza Cohen Mushlin | 2001
Language Editor
J. Cardozo, S. Oren | 2001
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.
A156689