Former synagogue premises in Chortkiv transferred to Jewish community for free use
On October 25, Oksana Chaychuk, the Chair of the Regional State Administration, together with Ivan Zabolotny, the First Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, and Yosyf Ovod, the Deputy Chair of the Regional State Administration, signed the statement of transfer of the premises of the former synagogue to the Jewish community of Chortkiv, Ternopil region for free use, Chortkiv-online has reported.
This story dates back to 1998. The old synagogue is an architectural monument of local significance and the state property which can be seen in the city center, not far from the new city hall. However, the thick-walled one-storey building no longer hosts the synagogue.
Rebecca Simon, a Jewish woman, together with her son (now living in Canada), whose ancestor -- who once lived in Chortkiv and was buried in the city central cemetery -- created a fund and expressed his willingness to rebuild the premises.
After signing the statement of acceptance, the commission members and representatives of the Chortkiv Jewish community visited the premises on the territory of the Chortkiv State Medical College and examined its condition.