The Plovdiv Synagogue

is the only active Jewish temple in Eastern Bulgaria and the second active synagogue beside that in Sofia. “Zion” synagogue of Plovdiv connects the rich Balkan
Jewish tradition with the vibrant and multicultural face of Europe’s Capital of Culture-Plovdiv.

The Plovdiv synagogue is a traditional Sephardic orthodox synagogue built in 1892 n the heart of the historical Jewish neighborhood “Orta Mezar” and on a walking distance from the modern city center and its famous marketplace.

Religious Services

The Plovdiv synagogue is open on Kabbalat Shabbat and the High Holidays

The services are led by our chazzan Dr. Shmuel Behar


Candle Lighting for Shabbat


Candle Lighting for Shabbat

Shabbat morning services are temporarily not available every Saturday.

Our Services

The synagogue collaborates with the “Secret Jewish Tour of Plovdiv” project which is here to introduce you to the living history of the Jews in the city together with some special sightseeing of Plovdiv’s most interesting places. The project is organized by the “Living Heritage A-Z” foundation. 

In the complex of the Synagogue, you can find a permanent exhibition about the Jewish life in the city and in the region.

The complex host various events, exhibitions, workshops and galleries throughout the year.

Historic Jewish Tour

Various Events and Exhibitions

Exhibition about the Local Jewish Life

Workshops and Galleries

Exhibition in the Museum

The Jewish Museum is a developing project which contains a permanent exhibition about the Jewish history of the region.

Besides the permanent exhibition, there are additional exhibitions, workshops
and installations connected with the culture and the society of Plovdiv and Bulgaria.

Working Hours

After a prescheduled visit

Soon Daily Work Hours

Saturday & Sunday

After a pre-scheduled visit


(+359) 883401840 (WhatsApp, Viber)



Plovdiv 4003
Eliezer Kalev str. №6

Synagogue Visit and Tour

The synagogue is open on High holidays and Kabbalat Shabbat services.

We are available for visiting groups and tourists (please write us a message at least 1 day before your visit in the Sign Up form or via WhatsApp).

*If you are a private tourist please register online for a visit and take a valid
passport or ID card with you.

People without a valid passport or ID card will not be permitted to enter the complex.

You can also book a Secret Jewish Tour of Plovdiv online from here or at


Entrance Fee for the Synagogue

Adult: 2 lv.  

Children below the age of 7: free entrance


Participation fee for the Secret Jewish Tour of Plovdiv (partner organization) 

Adult: 20 lv.

Student or a senior: 15 lv.

Children below the age of 7: free admission