The old Jewish Synagogue on Pinskaya Street was fenced on the east and north by a brick fence. On the west the synagogue's yard bordered the lot of the Pole Frankovski, and on the south the border was the river “Kabrinke” over who's bridge you crossed to Horodnikas Street.

In the synagogue's yard was also the old “Gass Beit Midrash”, and according to the old people they used to pray there at one time Sephardi style.

Many years ago the synogogue's yard housed in it also the municipal bath and Mikveh that belonged to Herschel and Frieda Kamanietzky (later, when there was not a trace left of that bathhouse, people continued to call Frieda the bath attendant). The external appearance of the synagogue was in the old Polish style. It had three gates and they were all on the west side.

Through the gate you entered the great entrance (Falish) and through the third entrance you climbed wooden stairs to the “Women's Gallery.” From the entrance to the inside of the synagogue led a double door, wide and painted dark brown, and above it was the verse, “This is God's Gate. The Righteous Shall Enter It.”

During the Second World War the Nazis turned the synagogue into a grain silo and in those days the holy ark remained in its place torn and desecrated together with thousands of Jews in Kobrin.

It has been said that the building has been returned to the Jewish community and will be restored if and when funds are available.

© 2007 Kobrin Synagogue