The Romanian Synagogue Project
14 synagogues in northeastern Romania
In the spring of 2016, we undertook a project to preserve, photographically, some of the most remarkable synagogues we know of in Central and Eastern Europe—the Jewish prayer houses in northeastern Romania that are filled with painted murals and wooden carvings, and which date back to the mid 1800s, and in some cases, even longer.
We encourage you to visit this site of The Center for Jewish Art, where you will find a scholarly and comprehensive study of these synagogues and many more. For those traveling to the region, we recommend Ruth Ellen Gruber’s guidebook, Jewish Heritage Travel and its continually updated website. Another important resource is the Jewish Heritage Europe.