The Former Academy of Sages of Lublin (Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin) in 85 Lubartowska Street on the corner of Unicka Street. This formidable edifice, erected in 1930, was financed from contributions of Jewish communities from all over the world. The academy revived the traditions of Talmudic studies which flourished in Lublin in the Old Polish period.
Yeshiva had a vast library with Hebrew publications from the 16th and the 17th c. The best preserved part of the interior is the lecture hall, which once served as a prayer room. After World War II the building was given to the Medical Academy but returned to the Jewish community a few years ago. Presently the Yeshiva is used by members of the Jewish Community in Warsaw – the Branch in Lublin (tel. 81 747 09 92), who plan to open a hotel and a kosher restaurant catering mostly for Jewish tourists visiting Lublin. Inside there is also a remembrance chamber dedicated to the memory of the Lublin Jews (open every day apart from the Sabbath, which begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday).
Yeshiva Chachmei Lublin
ul. Lubartowska 85
tel. +48 81 747 09 92