High Synagogue

The High Synagogue (Vysoká synagoga). Called ‘High’ for the lofty position of its prayer room located on the second floor of the building, this synagogue was built in the 16th century and was financed by Mordechai Maisel, mayor of the Jewish Quarter. Designed by P. Roder in Renaissance style it was used as a preaching place for councillors from the Jewish Town Hall. There is an exposition of Torah mantles, curtains, silver ornaments and also a Jewish museum shop on the ground floor but it is no longer open to the public for tours.

High Synagogue

Attached to the Jewish town hall and housing the Jewish museum’s collection of silver, Torah pointers and ceremonial crowns is the High Synagogue. So named for its’ location on the second floor. The lower chamber houses a kosher restaurant. Mordecai Maisel founded the synagogue. The current building is a reconstruction …

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