The Great Shul and The Rebbe’s House

The Great Shul of Belz, built by Reb Sholom, the first Rebbe, featured a castellated roof with battlements adorned with gilded bronze balls that could be seen from the surrounding towns. The Great Shul was destroyed during WWII, but was rebuilt in Yerushalayim by the Fifth Belzer Rebbe, as a faithful replica of the original.

The Rebbe’s house also played a very large role in the Belz community. Here the Chassidim would come to see the Rebbe and gather at his tish (table) on Shabbos and Yom Tov.