Riga Synagogue was not destroyed during World War II because the Nazis feared a fire in Riga Old Town might spread throughout the city. After recent painstaking renovation work, Riga Synagogue is now open to the public to visit.
Riga Synagogue is over 100 years old and serves as the principle synagogue for the biggest community of Jews in Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania. The current Jewish community in Latvia tops 8,000. Riga Out There’s Jewish Tour includes detailed history of Riga Synagogue brought to you by our expert Jewish history guide.