Beth Israel SynagogueCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Strada Poarta Schei 29, Brașov, Romania, Brasov
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +40-268511867
- Ticket Price: 5 RON
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids, Point Of Interest, Synagogue
The Jewish settlement in Brasov dates back to the early 19th century and with the first Jewish school built in the city in 1864. Sinagoga Neologa Synagogue (dating back to 1901) became an important landmark in the civilisation of the Jewish community in the region and even though many Jews left the city during World War II, the city maintains the historic monument in its current skyline.
The neo-gothic architecture with Moorish elements set the building apart. Touches of Romanesque elements adorn the structure and along with beautiful stained-glass windows, elaborately decorated interiors and a tranquil ambience, a visit here is a pleasure for people of all beliefs. Come here to see the design of the place and to touch a part of Jewish history.
Entrance Ticket Details For Beth Israel Synagogue
- Admission fee: RL 5 per person.
Beth Israel Synagogue Hours
- Closed on Saturday and Sunday
How to Reach Beth Israel Synagogue
- By Bus: Liceul Saguna.
- By Train: Brasov Train Station (4.1 kilometers away).
- By Taxis
- By renting a Bicycle.
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Beth Israel Synagogue Reviews & Ratings
I lost my family in Klausenburg in the 1980s due to violence! My sister and I were taken from them and we were sent to a remote village, and shortly after to an orphanage in Transylvania. The orphanage was filled with Jewish looking kids but speaking of Jewish things was forbidden! There was a massive cleanup and some of the kids who knew Jewish things disappeared to cast fear! Many of us were forced to learn Hungarian history, but then I settled for Roman history and I was not threatened anymore! There were many kids and a hidden room that had kids with serious things like Autism and were not allowed to move freely! I think they were conducting medical research, too. I remember my scared grandma burning my sister's hand, thinking that I will be able to find her later. Not sure why we were being taken but I'm sure it had to do with being related to to Andre Citroen and Jon Von Neumann, as I recall my grandma being very proud of those things! I think I was 6 or 7 at that time. I was adopted to the US at age 15, shortly after my friend was harassed into suicide by some strange persons in a school in Gheorgheni, where we were sent to for what now seems like just that! The other "grandma" to whom we were sent to in the remote village had many memory issues! She spoke of many miscarriages and after I was questioned, some men came and questioned her and dug up places she though they should be, but were not. At some point money was even spoken for my singling and I. After 1990 another major cleanup took place. I was taken back to Klausenburg and walked around to see who would know me and recognized me. I remember having a strange Bar Mitzvah at this Synagogue. I remember being one or two years too young, so it must have been in 1991 or 1992. I actually don't know where I was born. I faintly remember that my family was asked to come there to help Jewish families leave potential danger. They were trapped and hurt, and we were taken from them!
The biggest problem is to go inside. Everything is closed. From outside it looks really nice, but with reference to the photos enclosed to the google maps, it is only a part of the most beautiful corners there. Not worthy to go there without it
The building is closed and no-one answered the phone number I got from the tourist information in Cluj. From the outside it's quite impressive. Is it really in use as Wikipedia claims? I don't think so.