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  Great Choral Synagogue (ruins) in Riga, Latvia

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

The Choral Synagogue was originally constructed in 1868-71. It was a large Renaissance-style building famous for its choir and cantors, including Baruch Leib Rosowsky and Herman Yadlovker Mandel, whom non-Jews also came to hear sing on Jewish holidays.

The building was burned to the ground on July 4, 1941.

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Name/Title
Great Choral Synagogue (ruins) in Riga | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
1868-1871
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Community type
Congregation
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Location
Latvia | Vidzeme | Riga (Rīga)
| 25 Gogola St.
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stone, brick, metal
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Stone
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Documented by CJA
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Memorial
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Condition of Building Fabric
E (No return)
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Significance Rating
3 (National)
0
Ornamentation
Custom
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Sources

CJA documentation;

Marger Vesterman, Fragments of Jewish History of Riga: A brief Guide (Riga, 1991); Pinkas hakehilot: Latviyah ve-estoniyah (Jerusalem, 1988), p. 250 with ill., p. 263, 275;

Latvia: Synagogues and Rabbis, 1918-1940 (Riga, 2004), pp. 152-167, ills. on p. 154-155;

Vladimir Likhodedov, Synagogues (Minsk, 2007), ill. 418 on p. 214;

ill in Jewish National Library, Jerusalem, Archives and Manuscripts Division, TMA4214/8 (int)

Type
Documenter
Sergey Kravtsov | 2007
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
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