Town of Vani

Jewish Quarters Attractions

Vani, located at the left bank of river Sulori, is a town in the Imereti region of western Georgia. According to scholars “Vani” in old Georgian meant “Home”. Vani is an ancient inhabited district. The oldest archeological object, which was discovered there, dates back to the 8th-6th BC. Shabtay Tsuri also known as Shota Tsotsiashvili, who was Georgian-Jewish politician and diplomat was born here. Regarding the Jewish sites you can find: a Synagogue, which was built in the 19th century and Jewish graveyard there.