Synagogue Space
August 5, 2015

On August 5, 2015 the project presentation "Synagogue Space: Jewish History, Common Heritage and Responsibility" was held at "Ratusha" restaurant (1, Rynok Square). 

The project aimed to commemorate Jewish history, understand the tragedy of Holocaust, preserve common heritage and reconsider the significance of memorial educational spaces, as well as create new attitudes to such spaces in Lviv. The project was presented from different perspectives: architecture, preservation of monuments, history and heritage of Jews in Lviv, and Jewish organizations and communities in Lviv and in the world.

Iris Gleichmann is an architect, manager of the project‘Municipal Development and Renovation of the Old Part of Lviv’ implemented by the German Society for International cooperation (GIZ) and Lviv city council.
Liliya Onyshchenko is head of Office for Preservation of Historical Environment of Lviv city council.
Sofia Dyak, a historian, director of the Center for Urban History in Lviv
Yuriy Stoliarov, an architect, chief architect of projects of ‘Mistoproekt’ state design institute, Institute of Architecture of ‘Lvivska Politekhnika’ National University, board member of Lviv Regional Organization of the National Union of Architects of Ukraine.
Adel Dianova, headof the Hesed Arje Charity Fund in Lviv, founder of LvivKlezFest festival.
Jason Francisco, a photographer, critic, curator, professor of Emori University (Atlanta) and Stanford university (Palo Alto) in the USA.

The discussion was a part of the program "Jewish Days at the City Hall: Common Heritage and Responsibility".


Center for Urban History of East and Central Europe;
German Society for International Cooperation GIZ;
Office for Preservation of Historical Environment of Lviv City Council;
Office for Culture of Lviv City Council.

The program was implemented under the patronage of the Honorary Consulate of the State of Israel in Lviv