Russia and the Jews » St Petersburg Synagogue

Grand Choral Synagogue


During World War I the synagogue was used as a hospital. It suffered damages from Nazi bombing during World War II. Today the Grand Choral Synagogue of St. Petersburg is a national landmark. Restoration was made possible by a grant from the Safra Family in 1999.

3 Responses to “St Petersburg Synagogue”

  1. daniel selivonchick Says:

    We will be visiting St. Petersberg in August. We hope to visit your beautiful synagogue.

  2. william toll Says:

    We will be visiting St. Petersburg in September 2012. Can we simply stop at the synagogue, or do we have to make prior arrangements? If we must make arrangements in advance, what should we do, and when? What is the best way to get to the synagogue from Nevsky Prospect?

    • marlena1st Says:

      Hi William,
      We were at the St. Petersburg Synagogue for Shabbat services. I imagine it is open during the week. We dropped in the Moscow synagogue during the week with no problem. You’ve probably seen this site but there’s some info and a map at:

      I’m sure you will love St. Petersburg. Have a great trip.

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