Kloyz at the court of Sadigora Hasidic dynasty
This Kloiz is one of the most important buildings of the Hassidic courts. It represents and embodies the "royal" way of behavior, which characterized the Ruzhin-Sadgora dynasty. The Sadgora Kloiz served as a model for other buildings built by the members of the dynasty, especially the Kloiz in Chortkov, and also by members of rival dynasties, for example, Vizhnits. Several Hassidic stories compare this building to theJerusalemTemple.
The Tzaddiks of the Ruzhin-Sadgora dynasty did not pray with their Hassidim, but had a separate prayer room near the main prayer hall. This arrangement was started by R. Israel of Ruzhin and is noteworthy in all Kloizes of his descendants (Assaf, pp. 372-3, Even, pp. 3, 83, 153).
Since the women did not take part in the Hassidic rituals at all and especially in the "pilgrimages" to the Tzaddiks during Saturdays and Holidays, the women's section of the Kloiz, if it existed, served only women living in the court, i.e. the family members and servants.
Sergey R. Kravtsov, “Jewish Identities in Synagogue Architecture of Galicia and Bukovina,” Ars Judaica 6 (2010), p. 94.
Assaf, David, Derekh hamalkhut: r. israel miruzhin umekomo betoldot hahasidut (Jerusalem, 1997), pp. 367-373;
Bruckenthal, Leo, "Sadagura" in Hugo Gold (ed.), Geschichte der Juden in der Bukowina, vol. 2 (Tel Aviv, 1962), pp. 98-105.
Even, Itzhak, Funem rebens hoif: zikhroines un maises (New York, 1922; reprint: Israel, 1970).
Ansky, Solomon, The Enemy at His Pleasure: A Journey Through the Jewish Pale of Settlement During World War I, trans. Joachim Neugroschel (New York, 2002), p. 281.