The old Synagogue of Lágymányos served as the centre of the Hungarian Jewish community in South Buda for a long time, but this building was nationalised in 1950, then acquired by the Society for the Dissemination of Sciences in 1966 and was transformed into a studio for sciences. The successor, the Bet Shalom Synagogue, has been operating as a house of prayer since the early 1960s, but was only given its name in 2007. Following a major refurbishment, the synagogue was expanded in 2012 with a room for study, a library area, a spacious social hall and a kosher kitchen. The prayer room on the first floor has been modernised also, and the most spectacular view is offered to the faithful by the lavish sky blue ceiling with silver coloured stars of David painted on it that make the interior even more magical. The rest of the synagogue was set up in a rather simple, clean style, and between snow-white walls and columns only the large wooden Torah cabinet and the eternal fire in front of it attract people’s attention.