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.

Ark of the Law in the Synagogue of Surabaya, Indonesia, 1980 Photo: Ilan Shahar Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual Documentation Center

Ark of the Law in the Synagogue of Surabaya, Indonesia, 1980
Photo: Ilan Shahar
Beit Hatfutsot, the Visual Documentation Center

 

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