Minsker synagogue on St. Andrews St. - 1930. Architects Kaplan & Sprachman

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The Minsker synagogue 1930. Architectects Kaplan & Sprachman designed the synagogue, Jacob (Nahum) Glassman, a Russian immigrant build it. Glassman was never paid in full. His granddaughter and great grandson are known journalists/writers in Toronto.

The stone inscription above the entrance reads: "Congregation Beth Israel Anshei Minsk, built 1930" in Yiddish.

The Kensington area has still has several working synagogues.

The jewish immigrants of Minsk could not mix with the immigrants from Kiev, so each congregation build their own ;-). There used to be 60,000 jews living in this area and there were about 30 synagogues!

Most Jewish families started to move up north in the 50's and now live in the North York.

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ka9894 on May 1, 2013

Nice capture, great !

L :)


Adriana Bruno on May 1, 2013

LIKE, eccellente ripresa! Un saluto, Adriana

Henu Eins on May 2, 2013

grat shot...L+F....best wishes heiner

Dida from Augsburg on May 2, 2013

Very nice building and street view - Like!

Greetings, Dida

Jabrus on May 2, 2013

Bonita composición y luz. Like.

mauro1968 on May 3, 2013

Bellissima composizione con ottimi colori e dettagli, scatto magistrale, LIKE 27! Sinceri ed amichevoli saluti, ciao MAURO :-)

AJ30 on May 3, 2013

Nice old building and street scene, I really like it. Kind regards.

Stathis Chionidis on May 3, 2013

Wonderful architecture, nice view and shot.LIKE.Best wishes.Stathis

Maja Go on May 3, 2013

Good symmetry!:))) LIKE Greetings, Maya

Chinappi on May 4, 2013

I LIKE it.

I will try to make my best in order to vote (for this one and / or more), not so easy ...

I am very happy for your visit and your comments. Thank you very much for them.



Петар Бојић on May 9, 2013

Excellent shot!

voted & liked

Best wishes, Petar

Zlatan Olić on May 9, 2013

very acceptable photo of the Jewish place of worship, Tomas


Lloret on May 16, 2013

very beautiful view of this building, LIKE

Maurice Haddad on May 17, 2013

F-6 + L-36 AND VOTED.

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on May 17, 2013

Beautiful building , nice photo !

I like it!

My friendly greeting,Natuska

Miroljub Todorović on May 30, 2013

Great building, good symmetry image!


Kind regards, Tosa

sergio Delmonico on January 29, 2014


Uma composição agradável, boas cores e detalhes e um fino senso de profundidade! Saudações,

My viewer of Sergio Delmonico

Antoine Jasser on February 18, 2014

Gorgeous synagogue, bad neighborhood (it seems with lots of graffiti!!)
Bright & colorful...
Beautifully composed & captured...
L 40

Tomros on February 18, 2014

Actually, i like that neighbourhood. It is vibrant and changing!

Graffiti are part of big city. Many murals are actually commissioned!

Cornleo on August 31, 2014

Beautiful synagogue, LIKE. Greetings Agathe

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  • Uploaded on April 26, 2013
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    by Tomros
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S600
    • Taken on 2013/04/17 14:55:47
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