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Nożyk Synagogue

Tuesday, 13 September 2011 12:56

One of the important tasks of the Community is to maintain places for prayer. In the  case of The Community of Warsaw it is the heritage site of Ryfka and Zalman Nożyk Synagogue, situated at 6 Twarda Street – the only synagogue in Warsaw which survived World War II and is still functioning as a daily place of worship.

The synagogue was built between 1898-1902 and designed by an unnamed architect. It was built in the Romanesque style with Byzantine and Moorish ornamentation. The male section on the ground floor and the female section on the mezzanine can accommodate up to 600 people. The building was the only one out of 400 synagogues, which survived the demolition of the city during WWII. At present Nożyk Synagogue is the main place of meetings for the Jews in Warsaw. A mikveh – ritual baths – is located in its basement.

You can visit Synagogue at:
•    from Monday to Friday at: 9.00 AM – 7.00 PM,
•    Sunday at 11.00 AM – 7.00 PM.

The cost of admission is 10 PLN.

Grupy zorganizowane prosimy o rezerwacje w Biurze Przewodnika:

We require reservations of organised groups in the Office of the Guide:
Monday - Thursday at 10.00 AM - 4.00 PM
Fridays - at 10.00 AM - 1.00 PM
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We also recommend a walk on the Jewish Warsaw. Most objects can be found at: zmh.um.warszawa.pl.