Jewish Museum Reconstructs Synagogue Roof

The Museum of the History of Polish Jews, which is currently under construction in the Warsaw district of Muranow, is working on the reconstruction of a synagogue roof.

The roof will be based on a 17th-century wooden synagogue which once stood in the city of Gwozdziec near Lviv. This magnificent example of Jewish sacred architecture was burned to the ground in World War II.

The Museum is bringing together students from Poland, USA, and Ukraine to participate in the reconstruction through workshops led by a team of historians, architects, and artists. Using traditional techniques and tools, the ornamented ceiling and roof will be one of the attractions of the forthcoming Museum in an exhibition entitled Into the Country.

It's still possible to register to help out with the reconstruction, which takes place in cities across Poland. Simply visit the Museum's website for more information!


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Denise Bremridge
South Africa

So proud of my Maternal Grandfather's Polish Jewish Roots. Dina

Reply Jan 25th, 2015