Jewish Heritage Report
Vol. I, Nos. 3-4 / Winter 1997-98
Ark in Sofia Rededicated

Ark in Sofia Synagogue Rededicated

At a ceremony attended by government and Jewish leaders, the Ark of the Central (Great) Synagogue of Sofia, Bulgaria was rededicated on March 14, 1998. The synagogue, built from 1905 to 1910 after designs by Austrian Friedrich Gruenanger, has been undergoing restoration since 1991. The building seats 1,200 people, but only a few thousand Jews remain in Bulgaria.

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