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Obj. ID: 9483
Jewish Architecture
  Peitavas Synagogue in Riga, Latvia

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Kravtsov, Sergey, 2007

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Name/Title
Peitavas Synagogue in Riga | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1905
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
2009 - restoration
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Latvia | Vidzeme (Lifland) | Riga (Rīga)
| 6/8 Pietavas St.
Site
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
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Synagogue
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
A (Good)
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period

Russian Revolution of 1905.

Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person

The dedication ceremony in 2009 was attended by Latvia's president Valdis Zatlers and prime minister Valdis Dombrovskis as well as by Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein.

Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration

Elements of Moorish, Egyptian, and Phoenician stylization.

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
yes
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
During World War II the synagogue was used as a warehouse.
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
CJA documentation; Marger Vesterman, Fragments of Jewish History of Riga: A brief Guide (Riga, 1991); Pinkas hakehilot: Latviyah ve-estoniyah (Jerusalem, 1988), p. 250, 263; Latvia: Synagogues and Rabbis, 1918-1940 (Riga, 2004), pp. 152-167, ills. on p. 158-159; //www.bh.org.il/Communities/Synagogue/Riga.asp with ills; Menahem Barkahan, Rita Bogdanova & Meyer Meler, Latvia: Synagogues, Jewish Cemeteries, Burial Places of the Holocaust Victims. Map of Memorable Places of Jewish History (Riga, 2005)
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