A museum of Jewish culture will be set up in the 17th-century synagogue in the Belarussian town of Slonim.

The project to reconstruct the synagogue will be financed by the Slonim District Executive Committee and Association of Slonim Jews in Israel.

Preliminary agreement on joint implementation of the project was reached in August last year when representatives of the Israeli association in Israel visited the district.

The synagogue sits in the heart of Slonim. It was built in the mid-17th century and the building has been conserved. Before the war, Jews accounted for over 80% of the Slonim population.