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The Great Synagogue – Sibiu, Romania

A Romanian Gem

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The Great Synagogue in Sibiu is an unusually designed Orthodox Synagogue with more than a century of fascinating history. The congregants have been comprised of largely Ashkenazi Jews, however, these numbers have gradually diminished leaving only 23 Jews today. Built by architect Szalay Ferenc in 1899, the synagogue features a brick and concrete facade that reflects a refined neo-classic/Renaissance appearance and the faintly ogive-shaped molded profiles lend a gothic touch.