The Grand Choral Synagogue of Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербургская Большая Хоральная Синагога, tr. Sankt-Peterburgskaya Bolshaya Khoralnaya Sinagoga; Hebrew: בית הכנסת הכוראלי הגדול (סנקט פטרבורג)) is the third-largest synagogue in Europe. Other names include The Great Choral Synagogue of Saint Petersburg and (since 2000) The Edmond J Safra Grand Choral Synagogue. Sometimes it is simply referred to as the Saint Petersburg Synagogue or Bolshaya Sinagoga. It was built between 1880 and 1888, and consecrated in December 1893. The synagogue is located at 2 Lermontovskii Prospekt, Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Chief Rabbi of Saint Petersburg is Menachem Mendel Pewzner. Today the synagogue is a registered landmark and an architectural monument of federal importance.
By 1870, there were about ten Jewish houses of worship in Saint Petersburg; however, there was no synagogue in which the Jewish community as a whole could meet in what was then the capital of the Russia Empire.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Jose Verona | Mar 29, 2018
This is one of the most beautiful synagogues of st Petersburg ,was rebuilt and brought back to its original beauty, this is a place to see because of it’s history and beauty also they have a very good mini shop with Sacramental wine and a very nice selection of Jewish articles, the only thing is that there’s no parking lot in the synagogue but if you’re in a public transportation is very easy to get there.
John Doe | Feb 23, 2018
This is a very nice building and a community hub with a distinct character, which you won't miss even from the outside. It was recently cleaned and restored to it's former glory with some improvements, such as powerful murals on the internal sidewalk wall and new yet tasteful decoration of public areas inside. Irrelevant to someone's religious beliefs, this place is a suprisinly interesting spot to visit in the city of St. Petersburg to learn more about the history, character and spirit of this megapolis. If you will have a time, I would suggest you to have an insightful talk with some of the locals.
Frederik Mabesoone | Mar 11, 2018
Nice synagogue. A very friendly worshipper showed us around.
Sa Pr | Oct 4, 2017
Marvelous synagogue in the city, the design, colors and architecture stands out to be among the most beautiful buildings in the city. Stunning from the outside to the inside. Definitely should be a more recognize landmark here, I strongly recommend visiting it.
Bryan Williams | Jul 5, 2017
What a spectacular synagogue! Enormous...spiritual place.
Mark Buckshon | Jun 22, 2018
A place to connect with Russian Jewish history
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