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  Sadhora: Ruin of Hasidic synagogue
  • Sadhora: Ruin of Hasidic synagogue - Chernivtsi
      Sadhora: Ruin of Hasidic synagogue
  • Sadhora: Old Jewish cemetery - Chernivtsi
      Sadhora: Old Jewish cemetery
  • Sadhora: Christian cemetery - Chernivtsi
      Sadhora: Christian cemetery
  • Sadhora: Church - Chernivtsi
      Sadhora: Church
  • Sadhora: Lenin statue - Chernivtsi
      Sadhora: Lenin statue

As we stayed 4 days in Chernivtsi, we also went on a half-day sidetrip to the historic district Sadhora.

In the 19th and early 20th century it was the Jewish centre of the Bukovina and an important place of Jewish Chassidism.

In the middle of the 18th century a mint was established here as well. Beside an old Jewish cemetery, a Christian cemetery, a Lenin statue and some churches, we also had a look at the ruin of an Hasidic synagogue.

The red-brick building was a bit difficult to find, although it is located at on of the main steets (vul. Morisa Toresa) just about 500 m south of the centre. We asked a few people about it and they directly drove us there.

Also the ruins of the Court of Sadhora, which was established by the Rabbi Yisroel Friedman in the late 19th century and destroyed by the Russian Army in 1914 is situated in Sadhora. Unfortunately, we didn't find it.

Sadhora is situated on the left bank of the river Prut, about 6 km north of Chernivtsi's city centre. The best way to get there is a by marshrutka (minibus). For example numbers 1, 15, 16, 33 and many more serve the route from Chernivtsi to Sadhora.

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  • Updated Feb 21, 2009
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