Synagogue of Bila Tserkva to be returned to the Jewish community
Anatoly Danilenko, the rector of the BNAU, offered to transfer the Major Choral Synagogue in Bila Tserkva to the Jewish community on condition that will be repaired.
Previously, the city authorities confirmed their participation in this process.
"Bila Tserkva is the only big city in Ukraine where none of the buildings of Jewish heritage has been returned to society. We have been asking for decades, but the initiative came from the authorities," the Director of the Jewish community, Natella Andryushchenko, wrote on Facebook.
The Director of the Jewish community of Bila Tserkva expressed hope that the city will soon decorate the restored synagogue.
In a personal comment to JewishNews, Natella Andryushchenko told what the situation looks like with the construction of the Jewish cemetery in Bila Tserkva.
According to her, the community has not yet received a written order from the Defense Ministry to suspend construction work. Members of the community periodically travel to the scene and make sure that the equipment does not start working again, and the remains are intact and safe.