Slonim Great Synagogue website launch

The Steering Committee of the Slonim Great Synagogue restoration campaign, which is a sub-committee of the Foundation for Jewish Heritage, has launched a website to promote awareness of and support for its work. The link to the website is - www.slonimsynagogue.org.

Interior pre-1939

Interior today

 

Working closely with the Slonim City authorities, the current focus of the Committee’s activities is on dealing with urgent repairs and making the building wind and watertight. Following this, the Committee plans to commission a feasibility study on the future use of the building.

The Steering Committee is chaired by Simon Kaplinsky and it has a Technical Sub-committee of experts offering ongoing support and guidance. The Together Plan and the Centre for Jewish Art of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are also advising the project. Its Patrons are the UK Ambassador to Belarus Fionna Gibb OBE, the Rt Hon Dame Margaret Hodge MP, Natasha Kaplinsky OBE and Zvi Shefet, the Chair of the Slonim Jewish Association in Israel.