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Obj. ID: 24870
Jewish Architecture
  Synagogue in Óbuda, Budapest, Hungary

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2018

The synagogue was designed by András Landherr in the Neo-Classicist style and built in 1821. The synagogue’s prayer hall is spanned by sail vaults; its central bimah has four corner obelisks alluding to a bimah-support layout. The copper tin of the building’s original roof was requisitioned by the government and melted for munitions production during World War I. After World War II it was occupied by various governmental institutions. The synagogue was returned to the community in 2010 and restored. Currently, it serves the Chabad congregation of Budapest.

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Name/Title
Synagogue in Óbuda, Budapest | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1821
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
2010-2016
Artist/ Maker
Origin
Historical Origin
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Community type
Ashkenazi
| From 2010 - Chabad
Congregation
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Location
Hungary | Budapest | Óbuda
| Lajos u. 163
Site
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Material Lining
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Condition
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Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Style
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Urban significance
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
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History/Provenance
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Sources

Gerõ, László, Magyarországi zsinagógák (Budapest, 1989);

Gazda, Anikó, Zsinagógák és Zsidó községek Magyarországon (Budapest, 1991);

Orbán, Ferenc, Magyarország Zsidó emlékei, nevezetességei (Budapest, 1991);

Kinga Frojimovics, Géza Komoróczy, Viktória Pusztai, Andres Strbik, Jewish Budapest: Monuments, Rites, History (Budapest, 1999), pp. 44-49 with ills. and plan, ill. on p. 231;

Rudolf Klein, Zsinagógák Magyarországon, 1782–1918: Fejlődéstörténet, tipológia és jelentőség / Synagogues in Hungary, 1782–1918: Genealogy, Typology and Architectural Significance (Budapest: TERC, 2011), ills. 4.133-143;

http://www.zsinagogak.hu/index.php/obudai/

Rudolf Klein & Gergely D. Nagy, "The Synagogue in Óbuda – An Architectural Witness to the Jewish Religious Reform", in Andreas Brämer, Mirko Przystawik and Harmen H. Thies, eds.,Reform Judaism and Architecture (Petersberg: Michael I,hof Verlag, 2016), pp. 97-110.

Szegő, Dóra and György Szegő, Synagogues (Budapest, 2004), pp. 16-20.

https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2019/09/26/hungary-discovering-budapests-lesser-known-synagogues-part-3/

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Donor
Keller Foundation | 2018
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