Krakow

Tempel Synagogue

  ul. Miodowa 24 ,   Kazimierz          (+48) 12 430 54 11     21 Jun 2022

Kazimierz's youngest synagogue is arguably its most spectacular today. Built in 1850-52, when Kraków was under Austro-Hungarian occupation, the synagogue's design by Ignacy Hercok is fashioned after the Leopoldstädter Tempel in Vienna (hence the name), which was destroyed on Kristallnacht. Though the exterior is typical of the Moorish Revival style popular during that time, the interior decoration uniquely incorporates many Polish folk motifs with the Moorish patterns. Heavily laden in gold leaf, the gleaming interior is absolutely worth the price of admission.

Used as a warehouse and stables during Nazi occupation, the synagogue survived the war after which regular services were even held into the mid-1980s. In the late-1990s a torrent of private donations poured in to restore the synagogue to its prewar splendour. Work was completed in 2000, and today the gilded interior play host to occassional concerts and religious ceremonies, most notably during the annual Jewish Culture Festival each summer.

Open

Open 10:00-18:00. Fri 10:00-16:00, Closed Sat.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 10/5zł.

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09.06.2017
Editor IYP
Krakow
Hi Michael, Thanks for your comment. Regarding your question, no, as far as we''re aware there are currently no Shabbat services in Kraków''s Temple Synagogue. Kraków''s Jewish community holds Shabbat services each Friday in the Remuh synagogue, but it''s not open to tourists - only members of the local community.
09.06.2017
Michael Valihora

Hi, does the synagogue have Shabbat services?
10.10.2009
inbal

I was very excited to visit a synagogue Temple. He pretty specialsynagogue and Jewish history and soul.Libby has a warm place to this place because my father's synagogueprayed as a kid in 1952-54.But what is most painful for me that I could not continue thetradition my father started that I could not pray instead on Friday asmy father did in the past. So hurt you can not continue the tradition.Not allow the Jewish community to pray in a synagogue that. Is thisOK? Do not need to continue the tradition? Instead, pray that thepurpose of this synagogue to pray. Is synagogue did not deserve to getthe place renovated Convention is honored throughout history. Istopped the pain and the Jewish soul purpose. I wish the future willallow me (for visitors who want to continue the tradition) Jewishcommunity in Krakow pray that this will continue the tradition, tocontinue the history to ... What honored built this synagogueמאוד התרגשתי לבקר בבית כנסת טמפל. הוא בית כנסת מיוחד יפה ומלא היסטוריהונשמה יהודית.בליבי יש פינה חמה למקום זה כי בבית כנסת זה אבי התפלל בתור ילד בשנים 1952-54.אבל מה שהכי כאב לי שלא יכולתי להמשיך את המסורת שאבא שלי התחיל שלאיכולתי להתפלל במקום זה ביום שישי כמו שאבי עשה בעבר. כל כך כאב לי שאיאפשר להמשיך את המסורת. שלא מאפשרים לקהילה היהודית להתפלל בבית כנסת זה.האם זה בסדר? האם לא צריך להמשיך את המסורת? ולהתפלל במקום זה כי יעודושל בית כנסת זה להתפלל . האם לבית כנסת זה לא מגיע לקבל את המקום שלכבודוהוא נבה ושופץ במהלך ההיסטוריה . הכאב לי שהפסיקו את הנשמה היהודית אתיעודו. הלוואי ובעתיד יאפשרו לי (למבקרים שרוצים להמשיך את המסורת)ולקהילה היהודית בקראקוב להתפלל שכל רצונה זה להמשיך את המסורת, להמשיךאת ההיסטוריה להמשיך ... את מה שלכבודו נבנה בית כנסת זה
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