1892 History of Grodno Synagogues

We would like to let you know that we recently found an 1892 list of Grodno synagogues that were registered as prayer houses.  (Please note that the government authorities often referred to synagogues as “prayer houses”.) This list contains the following information:  the name of each synagogue, its location and the year construction was finished. There are 31 entries, including 3 synagogues that are over 100 years old.

Each synagogue is named, and some were named after their largest donors. The following surnames are listed as donors: ORMAN, RATNER, FRUMKIN, ZAKGEIM,  LAPIN, LUBSHITZ, BRAUDE,  EPSHTEIN,  STAVER, VAISBREM, ZBAR, TIPOGRAF, DUBINSKY, GOLDBERG, KUGEL, PILSHCHIK and VOLF. Today, four former Grodno synagogues have been preserved, but only one is being used for its initial purpose as a temple.

Grodno synagogue-1

Operating Grodno synagogue in it’s original  location



This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s