Renovated Synagogue of Kos was inaugurated

The Municipality of Kos, the Central Jewish Council of Greece (KISE), the Civic Society of Hippocrates and the Administrative Committee of the Jewish Community of Rhodes inaugurated the renovated Synagogue of Kos.

78 years after the deportation of the island’s Jews by the Nazis, in July 1944, and their extermination in Auschwitz, the historic Kal Shalom once again functions as a Synagogue and opens its doors to the local community and to thousands of visitors from all over the world.

The renovation project of the Synagogue of Kos, undertaken by the Architect Ilias Messinas, was implemented with the cooperation of the Municipality of Kos, the KISE and the Urban Society of Hippocrates, following the signing of a relevant Memorandum, with the aim of utilizing the Synagogue and upgrading its role in the life of the island as a religious place but also as a place of memory, knowledge and culture.

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