Lendava Synagogue

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Sinagoga Lendava
Spodnja ulica 5, SI-9220 Lendava-Lendva
Phone386 (0) 2 578 9260
Managed byLendava-Lendva Gallery and Museum
Beata Lazar, Director
Lendava-Lendva Gallery and Museum, [[]]
Phone386 (0) 2 578 9261

The Lendava Synagogue is one of the three synagogues still remaining in Slovenia. Along with the Maribor Synagogue, one of the oldest synagogues in Europe, the Lendava Synagogue (built in 1866) functions as a historical monument and a cultural centre. Since 2013 it hosts also the Slovenian Holocaust Museum with a permanent exhibition on Jews in the Prekmurje region. The third synagogue, the smaller praying centre at the Ljubljana Town Hall, serves for religious purposes.

Until 1944 the Lendava Synagogue served as religious centre for Jewish people from the Prekmurje region. It had room for about 150 worshippers, next to the synagogue there was a Jewish school and a residence for the rabbi. The former school was demolished in the end of the 1990s. In the nearby Dolga vas one can still visit a Jewish burial ground, the only one preserved in the region.

Lendava Synagogue 2014.jpg


Today the cultural and art programme in the Lendava Synagogue is managed by the Lendava-Lendva Gallery and Museum. It serves as a venue for concerts and exhibitions, current exhibition is devoted to the history of Jewish people in the Lendava region. In 2009 on the 60th anniversary of the state of Israel, the Lendava Synagogue hosted a photographic exhibition by David Rubinger. So far, the synagogue has also hosted many traditional, jazz and klezmer musicians.

Slovenian Holocaust Museum

Since 2013 the synagogue has featured also a permanent display on the history of Jews from the Prekmurje region, combined with temporary thematic exhibitions, focused on personal memorabilia and the impact of particular families on the development of the town of Lendava.

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