Jewish Synagogue Zionphone: 032 632 622
It was built in 1886-1887 and expanded in 1922. In the period between 1998 and 2003 a complete exterior and interior restoration of the building and the yard was made. In 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Israel and the 55th anniversary of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews, memorial stones with the names of Patriarch Kiril and Member of Parliament Dimitar Peshev were placed in the synagogue.
On March 10th of that year and on the same occasion, perhaps the world’s only Monument of Gratitude was opened in the nearby square. It is in the shape of a ritual horn – shofar, used in Saturday services and it bears an inscription in Bulgarian, Hebrew and English. The author was sculptor Atanas Karadechev from Plovdiv.
The synagogue offers an ethnographic exhibition about the Jewish life in the city and the region.
The complex of the synagogue has the aim to be a place for culture and art, promoting Bulgarian and foreign artists.
The temple is open for visitations only after booking an hour in the official website: www.plovdivsynagogue.com . Services are held every Friday: 17:00 – 19:00
Phone: 0883401840, 0884744315