Synagogue of European and Georgian Jews


Visit Guide to Synagogue of European and Georgian Jews

Located in Baku’s old Jewish district, the Synagogue of Ashkenazi and Georgian Jews was designed by the architect Alexander Garber in the architectural style of Jerusalem. It is one of the largest synagogues in Europe and serves two Jewish groups in Baku: Ashkenazi and Georgian Jews. Besides hosting religious ceremonies and celebrations, the building is a centre of Jewish education.

Getting There

The synagogue is located near the Winter Park, you can reach the park using buses № 18, 88A and 96. It will take you 5 minutes by walk to reach synagogue from the bus stop.

What to Expect

Today in three-storied, new synagogue built from the white stone are created comfortable conditions for believers. People from different religions and classes participated in the synagogue construction. The name of each person and organization that has been worked in the project is engraved on boards at the entrance of the temple. Not only Jewish organizations living abroad, but also Caucasian Muslims Office and the Baku and Russian Orthodox Church in Azerbaijan have been closely participated in financing the construction.


The synagogue of Jews of Europe and Georgia, located at Baku, was opened on March 9, 2003. The temple was built based on the project of the architect Alexander Karberin. This place of worship is considered to be the first synagogue built in the Near East in 60–80 years. This building, considered to be one of the largest synagogues in Europe, was erected instead of the old temple.

After the Second World War, Soviet Power gave a one-store building with ancient military warehouses to Georgian and European Jews for religious needs. Here men went down cold and damp basement for praying, and women prayed in the upper room. The balcony of the building was also given to women.

Facilities Available

  • Winter Park
  • Winter Park Hotel
  • Courtyard Hotel
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Supermarket