Tirksliai Synagogue
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Tirksliai Synagogue

The establishment of a Jewish community probably dates to the 18th century however the synagogue that presently stands in the centre of town probably dates to the late 19th century.

As with many other surviving examples the building is relatively simple and in the vernacular style. It is a rectangular log structure built on masonry foundations and is aligned on an east-west axis. As with other extant examples, the interior comprised a double-height prayer hall and a ground floor vestibule and first floor women’s section on the west side. Unfortunately none of the original partitions survive and so presently the interior is formed of a single space.

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