The city of Galati has been a major Romanian trade hub since the seventeenth century. In 1868, it was the theater for acts of vandalism against Jews following accusations of their having committed ritual murders.
The imposing “Synagogue of Artisans” was the only temple to remain standing out of the twenty-nine that were active here during the 1930s.
Built in 1875, the synagogue was reinaugurated in 2014. Aside from the synagogue, the city has one kosher restaurant and a Jewish cemetery.