Mazel tov! After about four years of work, the fullscale restoration of the synagogue in Tulcea, southeastern Romania, has been completed — the Federation of Romanian Jewish Communities announces that the formal inauguration of the building, built in 1888, will take place August 22.
The Federation posted pictures of the restored building on its Facebook page — we repost a couple of them here to show the beautiful work — we share the full album of pictures on our Jewish Heritage Europe Facebook page.
A tiny (under 40 people) Jewish community still lives in Tulcea. The synagogue was one of three that stood in the town before World War II and had fallen into start disrepair. According to local media (in 2010) the restoration was aided by a grant of 150,000 lei ($45,500) from the government.