Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the synagogue on Peitavas street survived the burning of Riga’s other synagogues and the nearly total genocide of Latvian Jews in the Holocaust.
After a two-year renovation, the synagogue was rededicated in 2009. Renewal on Peitavas tells the history of the synagogue and shows its moving rededication, reflecting the revival of Riga’s Jewish community.
During the documentary, a prophetic inscription above the synagogue's ark, which holds its Torah scrolls, is explained.
Among those seen in the film are (positions at the time of