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Sadhora Synagogue in Chernivtsi

The Sadhora synagogue, the main Jewish prayer house, served as a place of public worship and the center of the religious life of the Jewish community in the town of Sadhora. Today, it is part of the city of Chernivtsi (Yaroslava Mudroho Street, 192).

In 1842, Israel Friedman, a Hasidic rebbe known as the Ruzhyn Tzadik, arrived in Sadhora. Since then, it has become a place of pilgrimage for the Hasidim. Sadhora Synagogue on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Sadhora Synagogue in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, photo 1

picturesque synagogue




Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi

Toporivtsi is a large village of about 4,400 people located 20 km north-east of Chernivtsi, in the central part of Chernivtsi Oblast in western Ukraine.

One of the attractions of this place is the new Church of St. Elijah (1911-1914) resembling a fairytale palace or castle. The likely author of the project was Karl Adam Romstorfer, an Austrian architect and the director of an industrial school in Chernivtsi. Toporivtsi on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

Church of St. Elijah in Toporivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine, photo 1

church from a fairy tale

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Velykyi Klyuchiv is a large village with a population of several thousand people located in the southeast of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. This is one of the oldest Ukrainian villages, first mentioned in 1373.

The main sight of this village is a picturesque wooden church with a bell tower in honor of Venerable Paraskeva of Serbia (1862-1865), an architectural monument of local importance. Velykyi Klyuchiv on Google Maps. Photos by: Maxim Ritus.

St. Paraskeva Church, Velykyi Klyuchiv, Ukraine, photo 1

beautiful church

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