Orthodox Synagogue, Budapest

Orthodox Synagogue, Budapest

The Orthodox Synagogue is the physical and spiritual center of Jewish life in the 8th District. It is located at 29-31 Kazinczy utca at Dob, Budapest, nestled in a quaint little community that has a kosher eating establishment, a school, and a prayer room. Nearby there is also a mikvah, which is the only one to be found anywhere in Budapest. The structure was built in 1913.

The Hungarian Orthodox Jews, which make this house of worship their home, are a rather unique off shoot of Conservative Judaism. They maintain many of the practices of the Jewish immigrants of Germany and Moravia. There is also a strong Hassidic background in these people, which came to the area from Poland and Galatia.

Many of the people who attend synagogue here are either the survivors of WWII or their descendants. Despite deportation by the Nazis, many of the original Hungarian settlers of Kazinczy were able to come home by 1944.

The easiest way to get to the Synagogue is by subway. You will make use of the M1, M2, or M3 line to Deak ter Station. You can then take M2 to Astoria Station, and then walk to Karoly korut in the direction of Deak ter. Once there, make a right at Dob utca.

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Sight Name: Orthodox Synagogue
Sight Location: Budapest, Hungary
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Jewish Heritage Walking Tour  

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