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Obj. ID: 30275
Jewish Architecture
  Choral Temple in Bucharest, Romania

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 11.2017

The Choral Temple was built in 1867.  It once served only the progressive and most affluent strata in the community, but now it is the main synagogue of the city. The Neo-Moorish building designed by the architects I. Enderle and G. Freiwald was modelled after the Leopoldstädter Tempel in Vienna (1858, arch. Ludwig Förster).

The inscription above the main entrance reads: כי ביתי בית תפלה יקרא לכל העמים [ישעיהו נו ז], For my house shall be called a house of prayer for all people [Is. 56:7], expressing the progressiveness of the community and its universal appeal.

The Temple was enlarged in 1932 (small prayer floor, conference room and library added), damaged in 1941, and restored in 2007-2015.

 

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Choral Temple in Bucharest | Unknown
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1864-1867
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
1932 (by Leoneanu and Hirș), 1945, 2007-2014
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Romania | Wallachia | Bucureşti (Bucharest)
| 9-11 Sf. Vineri St.
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Bibliography

Stoica, Lucia, ed. Atlas-ghid: istoria și arhitectura lăcașurilor de cult din București din cele mai vechi timpuri până astăzi (București: Editura Ergorom ’79, 1999)
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Documenter
Vladimir Levin | 2017
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Donor
The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation | 2017
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