Synagogue in Žilina

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Žilina, Žilina

GPS: N49°13'24'' E18°44'40''

The synagogue of the Orthodox Jewish community was built in 1927 according to plans of an unknown author.

The synagogue is integrated in the neighborhood. The structure consists of the synagogue, a rear section and a veranda accessible through a stairway. On the Eastern wall of the synagogue there is a sanctuary áron hakodeš in which Torah scrolls are located. Original furniture has been preserved in the interior equipment.
A wooden partition - mechitza separates the men and women parts of the synagogue.

In the back part of the structure there is a Jewish Museum exposition presenting documents and other objects of the Jewish community in Žilina, exhibits from the field of religious literature as well as documents related to the pre-war activities in the town.

A ritual bath - mikvah was situated in the basement. At present, it is used for business purposes.

Source: Múzeum židovskej kultúry, Bratislava