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Great Synagogue in Zhovkva
Object Detail

Building Date

Synagogue active dates

Reconstruction Dates

Architect/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)




Construction Material

Summary and Remarks

Suggested Reconsdivuction



Present Usage
Under reconstruction

Present Usage Details

Historical significance: Event/Period

Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore

Historical significance: Person

Construction of the synagogue was sponsored by Polis king John III Sobieski, and hence it is known as Sobieski Shul.

Architectural Significance: Style

Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration

Brick and stucco Torah ark.

Urban significance
Part of Jewish quarter

Significance Rating
4 (International)

Condition of Building Fabric
C (Poor)

CJA documentation; Zoya Yargina, Wooden Synagogues (Moscow, [1993]), p. 49 ill. 43; Maria and Kazimierz Piechotka, Bramy Nieba: Bóżnice murowane na ziemiach dawnej Rzeczypospolitej (Warsaw, 1999), pp. 290-4 with ills. and ills. 302-4, 309, 313; Jewish Cemeteries, Synagogues, and mass grave sites in Ukraine. United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad (Washington D.C., 2005); Boris Khaimovich, "Istoriko-etnographicheskie ekspeditsii Peterburgskogo evreiskogo universiteta," in: V.A.Dymshitz (ed.), Istoriia evreev na Ukraine i v Belorussii: ekspeditsii, pamiatniki, nakhodki (=Trudy po iudaike, issue 2) (St. Petersburg, 1994), p. 27-8 with ill.; Rossiiskaia evreiskaia entsiklopediia (Moscow), vol. 4 - 2000, p. 451 with ill.; Pinkas hakehilot: Polin, vol. 2: Galitsiya Hamizrahit (Jerusalem, 1980), 207, ill. after p. 208; Vladimir Likhodedov, Synagogues (Minsk, 2007), ills. 198-201 on p. 104-106; Tadeusz Rolke, Simon Schama, Tu byliśmy: Ostatnie ślady zaginionej kultury (Berlin-Warszawa, 2008), p. 60; Ulrich von Verdum, “Shchodennyk podorozhi...,” trans. Ivan Svarnyk, Zhovten’ 9 (467), 10 (468) (1983), p. 91

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