SYNAGOGUE FACT SHEET
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Name of synagogue (if it has one) TEMPLUL MARE (GREAT TEMPLE)
Street address: 4 TEIULUI ST., coordinates (longitude/latitude): 26.06019139/ 47.94999521
City and postcode SIRET
Website of Jewish community or synagogue (if they have one) – N/A
Website of Federation of Jewish Communities from Romania www.jewishfed.ro
Contact at Jewish community (president): GOLDA SORIN (Suceava)
Street address of Jewish community 8 ARMENEASCĂ St. (SUCEAVA)
Telephone number 0230.213.084 and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street address of Jewish cemetery
(1) 9 Mai St. (old)
(2) 4 Orizontului St. (new)
(3) 4 Orizontului St. (new)
Condition of the cemetery? - Good
Synagogue facts—you will not find all the answers, but it’s important to ask
When was it built: 1840
Year(s) when it was remodeled or expanded -
Name of architect(s) – unkown for us
Other synagogues that this architect built - unkown for us
Is it known who designed the brass candelabras etc? - unkown for us
Is it known who was the artist who painted on the walls? - unkown for us
How would you describe the condition? – Very good
How many Jews lived in this city before the Holocaust? In 1930 they were 2121 Jews form a total population of 9905.
What was its peak year of Jewish population? In 1880, there were 3122 Jews from a total population of 7240,
How many synagogues were in the city then? 1, and 8 prayer houses.
How many now? 1.
Are the others used as synagogues? - N/A
If not, what are they used for? – N/A
If possible, give their addresses. – N/A
What was the fate of the Jews of this city during the Holocaust? In October 1941, Jews were transferred to Rădăuți and then to camps and ghettos in Transnistria.
How many were murdered? More than 700 people died during the journey to Transnistria marked by massacres, starvation, and diseases.
How many were living in the city from 1945 – 1948? In 1947, the Jewish population of the town numbered approximately 1700.
How many emigrated? – The vast majority
How many live there today? Last Jew of Siret died in 2002.
What are the social services for Jews in the city, if any? – N/A
Congresul Mondial Evreesc. Secțiunea din România, Populația Evreească in cifre. Memento statistic (Bucharest, 1945): 48
FCER, Memoria cimitirelor evreiești (Bucharest, 2007): 44
Pinkas ha-kehilot. Romanyah, vol. 2 (Jerusalem, 1980): 481–483
Silviu Sanie, Dăinuire prin piatră: Monumentele cimitirului medieval evreiesc de la Siret (Bucharest, 2000).
Arh. Aristide Streja, Arh. Lucian Schwartz, Sinagogi din România (Bucharest, 1996): 106
The Romanian Synagogue Documentation Project
Underwritten by the David Berg Foundation
Grant recipient: Centropa, Vienna, Edward Serotta, Director,
Organizing Partner: The Center for Hebrew Studies and the Goldstein Goren
Center for Israel Studies, University of Bucharest, Felicia Waldman, Coordinator
Researcher: Anca Tudorancea, Center for the Study of the History of Romanian Jews
Photography: Daniel Gruenfeld, Oliver Beck Assistant
Web coordinator: Dragos Parasca