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go for the lovely renovation

This synagogue has survived Nazi occupation, Soviet-era restrictions, and more recent attacks by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LMOverby
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Columbia, Missouri
Beautiful, Renovated but Not Much Information

The temple itself is lovely, freshly renovated to a high standard. You pay to enter. Run by the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Film G
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Aurora
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s the only old synagogue left in Riga because it was too close to church so the nazi’s was afraid to burn it.

Thank Vitaly S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This synagogue has survived Nazi occupation, Soviet-era restrictions, and more recent attacks by neo-Nazis ... its beauty is a testament to the human spirit and resilience. There's not much information offered on site about the temple, but it has been lovingly restored and renovated, offering...More

Thank LMOverby
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I am not sure what other reviewers are on about - this is an easy to find attraction. Just follow the map!

Thank eagertraveller123
Reviewed 28 April 2018

I have recently become very interested in the Jewish culture and decided to visit this synagogue. When I called the office, a lovely lady told me that everyone is welcome to visit, so I was very excited, as many synagogues I have enquired at worldwide,...More

Thank Emilia L
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

The temple itself is lovely, freshly renovated to a high standard. You pay to enter. Run by the Lubivitchers. There are no informations sheets, notices or anything else in the sanctuary. But...if you go to the women's balcony, you will find some displays. And the...More

Thank Film G
Reviewed 20 July 2017

very hard to find. There was a police officer in the front who was extremely unfriendly and walked away when i asked a question. There was a guide who wore a yarmulke but was not Jewish and could not speak English. The place looked very...More

Thank hm2001
Reviewed 29 June 2017

This is a very nicely renovated synagogue. They charge 3 Euros entry, which is OK with me if they give me some information. If they don't want to clutter the place with notices, then why not an information sheet? We did ask one question of...More

Thank Jincognito
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The building is beautifully renovated inside but there is no information explaining the history of the building or the story of its remarkable survival which is a great shame given its troubled history. Some form of personalised background to supplement information which can be gleaned...More

Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The only synagogue to survive the Holocaust, and one known well by the dear friend whose life we were researching, this was a very special visit. We were greeted by a delightful gentleman who answered our every question (and there were many!).

Thank TravelChic4469
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Newly renovated synagogue beautifully decorated. The entrance is perpendicular to the street so it is easy to miss. The museum upstairs has an interesting collection of documents.

Thank MRO624
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