For a taste of Jewish history and culture visit Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, the first synagogue in the Americas, built in the mid-17th century. It was the opening of this synagogue that made the Jewish community’s migration to New York possible. The charming architecture of the building itself serves as a nice contradiction to the surrounding buildings. View the collection of photos and personal documents of the Jews who lived in Recife. Then, be sure to place your prayer in the replica of the wailing wall. To visit Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue on your holiday in Recife, and find out what else Recife has to offer, use our Recife online driving holiday planner .
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Este local é sem duvida uma aula de história viva, entrar neste ambiente remete aos tempos em que a comunidade judaica aqui realizavam seu cultos. É ricamente decorada com cartazes, infograficos, mapa... more »This place is undoubtedly a living history lesson, entering this environment refers to the times when the Jewish community here performed its services. It is richly decorated with posters, infographics, maps and objects, it is worth a visit
A mais antiga Sinagoga das Américas. Fundada pelos judeus serfaditas portugueses instalados em Amsterdan. Nesse local, apos demolido no inicio do seculo XX, deu lugar a um Banco. Apos escavações, enco... more »The oldest synagogue in the Americas. Founded by the Portuguese Serfadite Jews installed in Amsterdam. In this place, after demolished at the beginning of the TWENTIETH century, it gave way to a bank. After excavations, we found a round cavity that was discovered to be an ancient Mikve. The Vicky and Joseph Safra Foundation is one of the mainkeepers of what is now a museum.
Unfortunately, Google does not allow to enter opening hours for the museum part of the synagoge. So I'll add them as an "opinion" Mon closed Tue 9-16:30 We 9-16:30 Thu 9-16:30 Fri 9-16:30 Sat closed Sun 14-17:30
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