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Obj. ID: 18025
Jewish Architecture
  Great Synagogue in Stolin, Belarus

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2007

The Great Synagogue in Stolin was built in 1790 - 1793 with the support of the owner of the town, Kashtan Kozenewski. In 1827, the building was severely damaged by fire and was later restored. After WWII, the building accommodated grain storage and it was later abandoned in the 1980s. Currently, it stands as a ruin without roof; only the walls of the synagogue are still intact.

The synagogue was built in the Neo-Classicist style that was fashionable in the late 18th century. Its exterior was decorated by pilasters, and its western and eastern façades were topped by gables. The eastern wall of the synagogue is not straight; its central part projects a little to the east so that the corners look truncated.

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Name/Title
Great Synagogue in Stolin | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1790-1793
Synagogue active dates
Until 1930 (?)
Reconstruction dates
1827
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Belarus | Brestskaia vobl. | Stolin
| 1 Telmana St.
Site
Unknown
School/Style
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
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
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
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
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

CJA documentation;

S.V. Martselev, ed., Svod pamiatnikov istorii i kul’tury Belorussii: Brestskaia oblast’ (Minsk: Belorusskaia sovetskaia entsiklopediia, 1990), p. 382.

Mikhail Kheifets, "Evreiskoe nasledie Belorussii," in: V.A.Dymshitz (ed.), Istoriia evreev na Ukraine i v Belorussii: ekspeditsii, pamiatniki, nakhodki (=Trudy po iudaike, issue 2) (St. Petersburg, 1994), p. 46;

A. I. Lokotko, Arkhitektura evropeiskikh sinagog (Minsk, 2002), p. 81 with ill.;

Stolin: sefer-zikharon lekehilat stolin vehasviva, eds. A. Avtihi & I. Ben-Zakai (Tel Aviv, 1952), ill on p. 16;

http://globus.tut.by/stolin/index.htm#sinag; 

Biuleten' manitorynhu histarychnai prastory, 1/2016: Sinahohi Belarusi, pp. 129-135 with photos of the 1940s.

Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2016
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
Carmen Echevarria | 2016
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.