This reform synagogue is the newest Jewish temple founded in Krakow.
Progressive Jews of Tempel Synagogue made several changes to the liturgy, which were not well taken by the city’s Orthodox Jews, who opposed Liberal Judaism.
The religious edifice was renovated and enlarged in various occasions. During World War II, it was severely damaged by the Nazis, but was completely renovated after the war ended thanks to donations from all over the world. Nowadays, it is an imposing and unique synagogue.
A very special synagogue
Tempel Synagogue is beautifully decorated with colorful compact patterns and gold leaf. These designs are not typical of synagogues.
Nowadays, the temple houses numerous concerts and meetings. It is no longer used as a primary place of worship.