(JTA) – President Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia and Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary took part in an official ceremony opening a synagogue in northern Serbia following a full restoration of the art nouveau building.
Some 900 invited guests attended the ceremony Monday in Subotica.
The synagogue, which is owned by the municipality, will be managed as a tourist attraction and concert venue. But the small local Jewish community can also use it for services and on other occasions.
Both Vucic and Orban called the multimillion-dollar restoration of the synagogue a symbol of cooperation among Serbs, Hungarians and Jews.
Hungary allocated significant funding for …read more