Izaak Synagogue in
Kazimierz with stairs to women's gallery
On ul. Miodowa, between ul. Kupa and
ul. Jakubia is the Izaak Synagogue, which was founded in 1644.
The photo above shows the Synagogue with the exterior stairway
going up to the women's gallery. Of the seven Kazimierz Synagogues,
this one was the most architecturally pleasing to me.
All the Synagogues in Kazimierz are very
close together in a small neighborhood. The nearby Kupa Synagogue
(not shown) was built in 1643. The inhabitants of the Kazimierz
ghetto were all Orthodox Jews and very religious.
The photograph below shows a poster on
the wall outside the Izaak Synagogue. This Synagogue invites
non-Jews to events which it sponsors. These posters had been
put up on many walls in Kazimierz, but most of them had been
scratched or defaced. Notice that the writing is in both Polish
and English, something that is common in Poland.
Stairs lead to women's
Jewish films shown at Synagogue