The synagogue received the construction permit following emperor Franz Joseph's intervention.
In the view of the Orthodox Jews, the synagogue was supposed to be a relatively simple, austere edifice with few decorations, but with a strong symbolic message.
The relatively small but well-organized community invested enough so that the house of worship would represent it worthily.
On its inauguration, the size and location of the synagogue proved the new status of the community, and its major contribution to the city.
The architect responded with creative imagination to the demands of a community that wanted, in a modern spirit, a bright and friendly house of prayer.
For all the great holidays of the last thirty years, members of the Jewish community of Timișoara have been gathering here.
Instead of the monumentality observed in certain synagogues of the period, the atmosphere here resembles more that of a welcoming salon.
Stories of the Synagogues brings you closer to the history and the beauty of the synagogues from Reșita, Caransebeș, Lugoj, Timișoara, and Arad, as well as to the destiny of the members of the Jewish communities who built them and contributed to the prosperity of these cities.Read more