The construction of the building was financed by two wealthy families, namely the Brener and Teitelbaum brothers who had settled in the village as wine traders.
The interior of the synagogue follows Polish traditions. The original built in collecting box and the hand-washing basin still can be found in the synagogue, which is really unique. Women could access the gallery reserved solely for them through a separate entrance.
The central space is covered by nine vault sections that rest on four huge columns. The curtained Torah Ark and the bimah, the table for reading the Torah are also located here. The pews, arranged in two columns around the central rectangular area, can seat 130 people. The walls are decorated with scrolls with Biblical texts and marble plaques commemorating the 336 Jewish residents of Mád deported during World War II.
In the intimate atmosphere of the interior some of the ornaments date back to the time of the construction of the building. Such ornaments include the stucco decorations of the vaults of the great hall and of the women's gallery: stars, rosettes, crinoid ornaments.
Visitors will find a little exhibition on local history in the vestibule of the prayer room. Only a few synagogues survived from this period, and Mád synagogue is one of the most beautiful. The building is listed in an American book on the 100 most beautiful synagogues of the world.
Until 2000, it seemed that the synagogue would be left to decay, but fortunately, it did not happen. Moreover, the reconstruction of the building was recognized with Europa Nostra Award.
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