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Odessa is a port city on the shore of the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. Built over 200 years ago, Odessa has been a regional Jewish center from its earliest days. About 500,000 Jews lived in Odessa up to WWII, with tens of synagogues and cultural centers in active use. The golden age of Ukrainian Jewry faded with the rise of Communism and ended with the close of the Second World War.

In 1990, with the fall of the Communist regime, freedom finally returned for religion and Judaism in Ukraine—and the emissaries of the Lubavitcher Rebbe began to work openly and with increasing strength, rousing Odessa Jewry to life.

As of today, an established and active Jewish community thrives in Odessa, boasting 50,000 proud Jewish souls served by a broad spectrum of community organizations and professionals.

Synagogue address: 21 Osipova St.

Phone: (011-380-48) 728-0770


Morning services

Sunday: 9:00 a.m.

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.

Evening/night services

Sunday-Thursday: Regular times; summers at 8:00 p.m.

Shabbos services

Minchah/Kabbolas Shabbos: Candle-lighting time; summers between 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Shacharis: 10:00 a.m.

Shabbos Kiddush meal immediately after services

Kosher restaurants


Brooklyn Pizza Bar

Osipova Street, 21 (right in front of the synagogue)


Kosher restaurant "Mendis"

Rishelievskaya st, 11

‭+380 (63) 662 58 24

Opens daily: 10:00 am.- 11:00 pm.

Friday: closes 1 hour before Shabbat 

Saturday: opens in 1 hour after Shabbat ends. 

Also you can order Shabbat meal


Shabat meal Friday-35$
Shabat meal Saturday day-25$



Kosher Food Store

Osipova Street, 21 (inside the shul)



Bristol Hotel – Dairy Restaurant

(Only breakfast)

Pushlkinskaya Street, 15



For private mikvah appointment, please call 24 hours in advance.

Mrs. Chaya Wolff (speaks Hebrew, English and Russian): (011-380-50) 395-1822

Mrs. Simcha Grigorivna, mikvah attendant (speaks Russian): (011-380-67) 771-7650

Hotels near the synagogue

Klumba Hotel: 5 Osipova St., 3-min. walk, (011-380-48) 717-7327

Odeski Dvor Hotel: 19 Uspenskaya St., 5-min. walk, (011-380-48) 777-7271, (011-380-48) 784-5346

Oktaberskaya Hotel (3-star-rated): 31 Kanatnaya St., 5-min. walk, (011-380-48) 760-1462, (011-380-48) 728-8863

Black Sea (Chernoye More) Hotel (4-star-rated): 59 Rishelievskaya St., 10-min. walk, (011-380-48) 230-0904, (011-380-48) 230-0911

Londonskaya Hotel (4-star-rated): 11 Primorski Blvd., 20-min. walk, (011-380-48) 738-0112, (011-380-48) 738-0102

Bristol Hotel (5-star-rated): 15 Pushkinskaya St., 15-min. walk, (011-380-48) 796-5502, (011-380-48) 796-5501

To plan your visit to our community centers, please contact Rabbi Shneur Vigler, General Manager, at (011-380-50) 495-2100.

For details and more community information, please contact Shmuel Ber Kapulkin, Community Spokesman, at Community Spokesman, at (011-380-67) 486-6910.


Have a pleasant stay!