A synagogue in Abkhazia was built in the first decade of the 20th century. As of 2009, there were about 150 Jews in Abkhazia, nearly all of them Ashkenazi. The majority of them were elderly, with the average age being 72. The community maintains a synagogue in Sukhumi. The material which was used for the construction of the synagogue, both the interior and the exterior are decorated with paintings.