Erich Lessing

The Qatzrin synagogue, once entirely buried except for its doorway lintel seen at left, has now been partially restored. Located just a half mile from the modern village of Qatzrin and from the Golan Archaeological Museum, the ancient synagogue functions again today as a setting for bar mitzvahs and weddings. A hoard of 85 coins (see photograph), discovered beneath the synagogue’s last floor, dates the final phase of construction at the synagogue to the early seventh century A.D.