Europe’s second biggest Synagogue Comes Back to Life in Edirne

Original on Hurriyet Daily News

Edirne Synagogue, which was build in 1907 by the architectural model of Leopoldstadter Tempel in Vienna and abandoned in 1983, is undergoing restoration to be converted into a cultural center.

Edirne governor Hasan Duruer said the synagogue restoration would be completed at the end of the year, in an interview with Anadolu news agency.

“The Jewish community came and asked me to use the synagogue for prayer and weddings after its restoration. I said they will,” he said.

Duruer added, “The Edirne synagogue will contribute to the improvement of the town’s cultural and social life.”

Edirne Synagogue is the second biggest synagogue in Europe.

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