Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, Recife

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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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  • The first Synagogue of the Americas, with an insignificant value to enter, can be traveled by the history of Brazil, by the presence and contribution of the Jewish immigrant who first settled in Recife. Period furniture, documents, construction preserved. The visit is guided and very well reported.
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  • This space where the first synagogue was founded, was restored and today it inhabits part of the history of this Jewish people who came to Brazil and settled in Pernambuco. In his collection he holds many things from this time. It's worth a visit. A small fee is charged for visitation.
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  • 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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