Synagoga Slovaca Database
 Žilina [Hungarian: Zsolna, German: Sillein]
Code: S1Z0101 
Monument: Synagogue 
Location: Dlaba?ova 15, Žilina 
District: Žilina 
Present Use: synagogue, Judaica exhibition, shops 
Date of Construction: 1927 
Architect: unknown 
Central Registry of Monument Fund:  
A small Orthodox congregation was formed by splitting off from the main community, which was associated with the Neolog movement. During the interwar period, they constructed a new communal center with a synagogue in the quiet residential neighborhood. The building consists of two structures: a synagogue in the front and a rear building visually unified by a veranda and stairway. The eastern façade of the synagogue faces the street and is articulated by an array of round-arched windows. In the center, one window is omitted; this marks the ark in the interior. The sanctuary is fully preserved with the original furnishing decorated by a typical geometric ornament of the 1920s. A wooden screen, mechitzah, forms an internal division between the men’s and women’s section. In the back, in the women’s section, a small Judaica exhibition of the Museum of Jewish Culture is installed. In the cellar used to be a mikvah [ritual bath], today a shop.

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