The Synagogue of Surabaya, Indonesia

The synagogue was established by the local Jews in 1939. It is the only synagogue in use today in Indonesia.


The one-storey rectangular building has a wooden entrance door on the west-side, a wooden Bimah decorated with stars of David on the east-side and in front of it, a wooden carved Ark. Regular windows are fixed in the outer walls of the building. The whole synagogue structure is very small and modest. It is maintained by a few Jewish families.

 


 

The Holy Ark in the synagogue of Surabaya, Indonesia, 1980
Photo: Ilan Shahar, England
Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual Documentation Center
Courtesy of Ilan Shahar, England

 


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