Tarnow

The Old Synagogue Bimah

  Skwer Starej Synagogi     14 Jun 2018
Between ul. Żydowska (Jewish Street) and Plac Rybny (Fish Square) stood The Old Synagogue, Tarnów's primary place of worship for 45% of its population when war broke out in 1939. The first synagogue at this site dates back to some time before 1582; the frequent victim of fires, the wooden structure was finally rebuilt out of brick in 1670. On November 8th, 1939, the Old Synagogue was destroyed by the Nazis and later demolished; all that remains today is the brick 'bimah' - a four-pillared podium from which the Torah was read. In 1987 a roof was placed over the bimah to protect it, and the area around it has since been renovated into an appealing public space which hosts concerts during the annual Galician Shtetl - Jewish Memory Days (in June). Today the bimah is the most visible and perhaps the most important monument to Tarnów's Jewish heritage.

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11.08.2017
Judy
Israel
Hello. the place where the bima now stands was the OLD synagogue. Where is the NEW synagogue with the shiny top? could you send me address and picture of both? thank you
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