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Vilnius Choral Synagogue

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Address: Pylimo g. 39, Vilnius 01308, Lithuania
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+370 5 261 2523

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Must see place from architectural (unique design) and historical side of Vilnius. Pitty that only one working synagogue is left.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 February 2017
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Must see place from architectural (unique design) and historical side of Vilnius. Pitty that only one working synagogue is left.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This beautiful shul is over 100 years old. There are prayers each morning at 8:30 and about 1/2 an hour before sunset. The Rabbi was extremely friendly and inquired if he could help anyway with our trip.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

The inside of this temple is stunning and kept in good shape. The Cantor's wife answered all my questions about contemporary Jewish life in Vilnius and the diminishing number of congregants here. Upstairs (in the women's section) is the very large automated matzah making machine that is no longer used (because it's cheaper just to bring in matzah from abroad).... More 

Thank DougS51
Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

With a Jewish family history in Lithaunia and very few Synagogues left, I was so excited to see the inside of the Choral Synagogue. Beautiful outside and very moving and amazing inside. It is only open a few hours certain days, but be sure to make this part of your Vilnius tour.

Thank EM71
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

It's a beautiful Synagogue of 100 years old prayer place for Jews visiting Vilnius. Friday eve & Saturday prayers are conducted regularly . Don't forget to donate in the charity box. Shalom & may the heavens bless you !!!

Thank Itzhak S
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Our local guide, Agneta, arranged for us to visit the last remaining synagogue in Vilinus before taking us to the Paneriai Memorial. It was Saturday and we were allowed to observe - the men wearing kippahs on the main floor and the women upstairs. The building is beautiful; the service attended by about 30 males of various ages. This is... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Lovely temple interior. I had the chance to talk at lenght with the woman at the synagogue. She gave me a very thorough explanation of the Jewish history in the city. Luckily this temple survived the war. A must see for all Jewish tourists to Vilnius.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

As the only remaining functioning synagogue in a city that once had over 100 synagogues, this lovely orthodox synagogue is well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a "must see" building in Vilnius. It's the only one of 100 plus synagogues in the city which survived the Nazi occupation. When you get there the gates appear closed but if you ring the bell, and it's within opening hours, you will be let in. I was shown round by the lady whose husband is the cantor... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The synagouge remained during the Nazi regime because it was used as a warehose. Restored to its previous glory. Is used today by a small group of Jews who stay in Vilnius.

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