Interior of the Great Synagogue of Athens

Historical Data:  The Beth Shalom Synagogue was built in the late 1930s and was renovated in 1975.  It is the main synagogue of Athens.

Area/Capacity:   400 sq. m./550 persons

Actual Condition:  The synagogue is maintained by the Jewish Community of Athens.  The recent earthquake of September 1999 caused some damage to the building.

Necessary Restoration Works:  Restoration of the earthquake damages and renovation of the building.

Estimated Cost:   70 million drs. ($200,000 US)

[For information about the cemeteries of Athens, see these pages:  Athens I, Athens II.]
last updated:  5/10/00

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