The Federation of Jewish Communities in Romania is selling the synagogue in Săveni, not far from Botoşani in the northeast part of the country.
According to the Gazeta de Botoşani, the building is in an advanced state of decay and the Jewish community cannot afford to maintain or repair it. Only two Jews live today in the town — according to JewishGen Kehillalinks, nearly 1,800 lived there in 1930. (On his blog, Edgar Hauster, who recently visited Săveni, said he was told that even these last two Jews are gone — one died and one emigrated.) The synagogue, a simple structure with a fanciful cupola, is believed to have been built around 1900, or at least in the early 20th century.