I was noticeably absent all day yesterday due to visiting the southern Finnish city of Turku, which used to be at one time a capital city. So I took the time to visit Turku’s only Jewish Synagogue.
The building was built in 1912, with the city of Turku providing the property on which it sits. It is now considered a historical building and listed on the city’s museum list of cultural historical sites.A beautiful building built on the Byzantine architectural style, which includes a domed ceiling,
Chief spokesman for the Jewish community in Turku, Ruth Hassan.
It was a very nice way to spend the afternoon, Ruth Hassan is a marvelous woman, and very gracious with her time. Hopefully the small Turku community of 130 Jews will one day experience a rejuvenation in their numbers. It would be real shame if that magnificant building were to become just a museum. KGS