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ZAMOŚĆ RENAISSANCE SYNAGOGUE

Restoration of the Northern Annex for Women in the Zamość Renaissance Synagogue

ZAMOŚĆ RENAISSANCE SYNAGOGUE
Zamosc, Poland
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BACKGROUND

Zamość synagogue was built in the early seventeenth century and retains much of its original fabric. The annexes to the main building for women were added in the 1630s. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

The building was recently restored to the Jewish Community of Warsaw, and the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland has taken on the restoration challenges to return the building to its pre-twentieth century appearance. After preparatory works were completed in the spring of 2009, renovations began in early July 2009. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The structure is on one of the few surviving Renaissance-era synagogues in Poland and is one of the most historic and architecturally significant synagogues in the country. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments FundReanimating Zamość Synagogue: From Abandoned Sacred Site to Vibrant Cultural Center
September, 2013

Zamość Synagogue, one of the few surviving Renaissance synagogues in Poland, was in a state of serious disrepair when its conservation began in 2009. With support from World Monuments Fund’s Jewish Heritage Program, the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) restored the site and transformed it into a cultural center and the starting point for a regional tourist trail, the Chassidic Route. In this talk, Monika Krawczyk, CEO of FODZ, discusses the process and challenges of ensuring the future of Zamość Synagogue.