Berman’s Branches
Barbara Hacker Berman
Articles - The Glanzer Synagogue In Lviv

The synagogue, known for its tall arched windows, was built in 1841-44 and remodeled in 1912. Its complex has been used since 1991 as a Jewish cultural center, but the sanctuary has been empty for some time and is now in poor condition. In 2012, previously unknown wall paintings were discovered in the synagogue. They include at least three large pictures situated on the southern wall, under the women’s galleries, depicting (according to partly readable inscriptions) Babylonian rivers, Jerusalem Temple and Western Wall. Some remnants of color can be seen also in the piers between the windows, around the place of the Torah ark and on the ceiling.