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Remembrance and culture: discover Debrecen’s Jewish heritage

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Are you interested in the historical past of Judaism? Would you like to attend a great cultural event and also discover an interactive rabbi’s room? Then it’s time for a nice afternoon walk to discover Debrecen’s synagogues and Jewish heritage.

The two synagogues of Debrecen, the Pásti Street Synagogue and the Kápolnási Street Synagogue, fit perfectly into the vibrant, architectural, religious and cultural life of Debrecen. Come to the Pásti Street Synagogue, take a walk around, learn about Judaism’s past and don’t be surprised to find an enjoyable concert or other interesting events.

Interactive rabbi’s room

An unmissable part of a visit to Debrecen’s Jewish Quarter is popping in to the interactive rabbi’s room next to the Kápolnási Street Synagogue, located in the Debrecen Jewish Religious Community’s headquarters. The room, which evokes the atmosphere of Jewish bourgeois homes of the first few years of the century, presents Jewish traditions with the help of artefacts and modern tools.

Pásti Street Synagogue is home to exhibitions and events

What’s more, in the former Jewish Quarter, just a few minutes’ walk from the building on Kápolnási Street in the historic centre, you’ll find Pásti Street Orthodox Synagogue, which not only serves a sacred function but also frequently hosts events, with concerts and exhibitions awaiting visitors. In the winter prayer house, which is still used daily by members of the religious community, you can visit the old mikveh, and not far away, in the synagogue courtyard, you will find the slaughterhouse, which has been preserved in its original state and is the site of temporary art exhibitions, as well as the local Holocaust memorial, which lists the names of more than 6,000 victims.


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