The Old Synagogue, Odessa

This synagogue was built probably by the beginning of the 20th century. Located at 21 Osipova Street is one of the two remaining synagogue in use in Odessa today. The elongated structure was damaged by a fire in 1971. The southern facade has a main entrance gate with five round arched windows.


White painted walls and crystal chandeliers decorate the main prayer hall. In the center of the hall stands a wooden Bimah facing a two-story structure Holy Ark with a round arch. In the north side of the hall, there is a women's gallery with round arched windows.


In 1996 the Chabad-Lubavitch movement renovated the synagogue.
 

 

The synagogue is active today and a Beth Midrash is functioning in conjunction with it. Rabbi Avraham Wolff is the spiritual leader of the congregation.
 

 

The Old Synagogue in Odessa, 1989.
Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual Documentation Center
Courtesy: Alexander Royzman, USA  

 

Prayer in the Old Synagogue, 1989.
Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual Documentation Center
Courtesy: Alexander Royzman, USA

 

Address:

The Old Synagogue
21 Osipova Street
Odessa 270011
Ukraine
Tel: 048-221-8890
Fax: 048-224-7296