Estonia is opening its first Shul in the capital for the first time in 63 years. The last Shul was destroyed during WWII. The European Jewish Press quoted Chief Rabbi Shmuel Kot (of Estonia) as saying “Tallinn was the last European Union capital without a synagogue, which is required for a fully functioning Jewish community.”
He added:”Thanks to kind contributors in Estonia and abroad, the building that has been missing for the past 63 years has now been completed.”
In addition to holding daily Tefillos, the Shul will start a Hashgocho for kosher food, as well as hosting a Mikvah, and a Jewish museum.
Tallinn’s last functioning synagogue was built in 1882 but was destroyed in 1944 in a Soviet air raid as Nazis were fleeing the country.