The first kosher hotel and museum in western Ukraine opened in Ivano-Frankovsk, a southwestern city previously known as Stanislav that was the residence of seven Chassidic Rebbes prior to the onset of World War II.

Located next to the city’s main synagogue, the small, inn-like Under the Temple hotel earned European certification as well as a three-star rating. Its accompanying museum displays exhibits focusing on the area’s Jewish history.

It also features Tzimmes Lounge, a kosher catering facility operated under the supervision of Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Moshe Leib Kolesnik, the city’s chief rabbi.

According to Kolesnik, future plans include possibly expanding the catering operation to serve Jewish tourists in the nearby Carpathian Mountain resorts of Yaremcha and Bukovel.