Huşi, Romania

46°41' N, 28°04' E

Alternate names: Huşi [Rom], Khush [Yid], Husch [Ger], Hussburg [Ger], Khushi [Rus], Huszváros [Hun]

Jewish Husi: Synagogues

The first Husi synagogue (Beth-Hanidras, called the Great Synagogue) was built in 1794.

At one point in time, there were as many as seven synagogues in Husi. In addition to the Great Synagogue, each Jewish craft guild had its own synagogue (i.e., the furriers, the tailors). In 1943, there were five synagogues (Beth-Hanidras, Ceausul Mare, Blanari, Croitorilor, Postelnici). Today, only one synagogue serves the Jewish community of Husi, which numbers fewer than 20.

The Husi synagogue as it appeared in 1997

Professor Hera Steimberg
and Mr. Liebovichi, head of the Husi Jewish community

Another view inside the synagogue

Old Jewish books in the synagogue, 1997

The Tailor's Synagogue and mikva were built in the 1880's
on Creizantemelor Street.

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