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Kharkov Synagogue

Pushkinska vul. 12, Kharkiv 61057, Ukraine
38 57 731 35 26
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Seen from the outside

Very nice architecture! Worth stopping by to see. No indication that they give tours, but that... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Worth a short visit

The synagogue is not as highly decorated or ornate inside as the Orthodox churches are but it is... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2016
John H
Brisbane, Australia
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24 Aug 2016
“Seen from the outside”
26 May 2016
“Worth a short visit”
Pushkinska vul. 12, Kharkiv 61057, Ukraine
38 57 731 35 26
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Very nice architecture! Worth stopping by to see. No indication that they give tours, but that would be a good thing to do.

Thank BishkekFishlips
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

The synagogue is not as highly decorated or ornate inside as the Orthodox churches are but it is worth a short visit. There are some artifacts on display just inside the front door but all the signs are in Russian.

Thank John H
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

As with many Jewish temples around the world, there is extra security in front of the synagogue. There is a gate, with two guys sitting in a security area. They asked me where I was going, and seemed genuinely surprised that I wanted to visit...More

Thank Eva J
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Building fas some yard with fence. Security looks at you like you are criminal or some terrorist. Very bad impression. Everyone looks at you in a way you feel superfluous there. Maybe I was visiting it in a wrong time, but with that atmosphere I...More

3  Thank Orest Z
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

I was welcomed warmly by a member of the congregation and it made my day and my trip to what is otherwise a very dull and drab provincial city (despite its large population). Worth the time to sit and think.

Thank officematt
Reviewed 28 September 2015

As it turns out Kharkiv still has jews , and quite a few thousands even if some 10 km away the Drobytsky Yar can be found , a smaller Baby Yar memorial of the atrocities of WW II commited against the Jewish community in this...More

2  Thank Andrei F
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Kharkov synagogue was built more then one hundred years ago (in 1913). It is the second biggest synagogue in Europe. After communist reign its beautiful interior was ruined and only in the early 2000-ies its reconstruction was completed. Now Kharkov synagogue is one of the...More

1  Thank bluesbeard2014
Reviewed 18 August 2013

As an Israeli I could not skip to visit the Synagogue. When I visit Synagogues around the world I feel home and that warm feeling rises my spirit even though I don't consider myself religious. And yes, it is also beautiful place full of history...

2  Thank ZoeLasri
Reviewed 17 March 2012

Magnificent building with one of the highest dome I`ve ever seen. Gives a hint of the history of Jewish community in Kharkiv. Very good preserved by today`s community. Visitors welcomed by smiling faces.

Thank quemalque
Reviewed 1 November 2011

Worth visiting. The synagogue has been refurbished, visitors are welcomed. My husband and I have even received a tour from a local rebbe.

Thank Anastasia_B17
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