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Novi Sad Synagogue, Novi Sad

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Novi Sad Synagogue (Serbian: Новосадска синагога or Novosadska sinagoga) is one of many cultural institutions in Novi Sad, Serbia, in the capital of Serbian the province of Vojvodina. Located on Jevrejska (Jewish) Street, in the city center, the synagogue has been recognized as a historic landmark. It served the local Neolog congregation.

The new synagogue, the fifth to be erected at the same location since the 18th century, became a major project for the entire Jewish community of Novi Sad, on which construction began in 1905 and was completed in 1909. Projected by Hungarian architect Baumhorn Lipót, it was part of a bigger complex of buildings that included on both sides of the synagogue two edifices decorated in a similar pattern: One building served as the Jewish school and other as offices of the Jewish community.

More than 4,000 Jews lived in Novi Sad before the Second World War, out of a total population of 80,000. Only about 1,000 of them survived the Holocaust that followed the German invasion of Yugoslavia in 1941 and the annexation of Bačka region by Hungary. Many moved to Israel after the war. There are an estimated 400 Jews living in Novi Sad today. Currently, while the synagogue is not used for religious ceremonies, it is used for many cultural concerts and events.

In 1991 Novi Sad Synagogue was added to Spatial Cultural-Historical Units of Great Importance list, and it is protected by Republic of Serbia.
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  • We chanced upon this building while walking to the Old Town from the station. Turn into Jewish street and you will find it. Amazing building but we could not get inside. 
    We chanced upon this building while walking to the Old Town from the station. Turn into Jewish street and you will find it. Amazing building but we could not get inside.  more »
  • This beautiful synagogue was built in the early 20th century. It is now used mainly for concerts. There is a Holocaust Memorial on its outside wall and information about the building and the Jewish....  more
    This beautiful synagogue was built in the early 20th century. It is now used mainly for concerts. There is a Holocaust Memorial on its outside wall and information about the building and the Jewish....  more »

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