The Iosefin Synagogue

Monument / Synagogue


Strada Gheorghe Pop de Băsești, Timișoara, Romania


The Synagogue in the Iosefin Neighbourhood, also called the Orthodox Temple, was built between 1906 and 1910, in Eclectic style, with Moorish and Neo-Gothic elements.

Currently, this is the only functioning synagogue in Timișoara, since the Jewish community here only has about 600 members.

The Jewish community in town meet in the Iosefin Synagogue on holidays or Friday evenings and Saturday mornings, for the religious service.

The Synagogue also hosts a special event for the Jewish community, the Bar and Bat Mitzvah - the Jewish coming of age ceremony. Also the great services of the New Year or Ros Hasana are performed there. The holiday begins on the first day of the New Year in the Mosaic tradition, and it ends 10 days later, with the very strict Yom Kippur fasting.

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