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VILNIUS CHORAL SYNAGOGUE

Restoration of the Roof and Attic of Vilnius Choral Synagogue

VILNIUS CHORAL SYNAGOGUE
Vilnius, Lithuania
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BACKGROUND

The Choral Synagogue of Vilnius , built in 1903, is the only active synagogue remaining in this city that once boasted over 100. Few Jewish houses of worship survived World War II and its aftermath. After the war, the Choral Synagogue was converted into a metal-workers shop and the vibrations from the machines have caused structural damage. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

World Monuments Fund initially became involved with a project at the synagogue in 2008. The work focused on repairing the roof and protecting the synagogue from the elements, as harsh winters have caused damage to the structure. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

Vilnius is one of many cities that has faced the challenges of honoring its Jewish heritage and restoring buildings that faced severe neglect and abandonment in the 20th century. The Choral Synagogue in Vilnius can serve the needs of the contemporary Jewish community, as well as be part of Jewish heritage tourism. (...)

SPECIAL FEATURE

Interactive Panoramic Images

SYNAGOGUES360 provides a visual record of Jewish culture, showing and preserving synagogues by means of interactive 360 degree panoramic photos.

Vilnius Choral Synagogue panorama