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Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue

Address: Rua Bom Jesus, 197 | Recife Antigo, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
Phone Number: (81) 3224-2128
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Ranked #19 of 110 Attractions in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural

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Tucson, Arizona
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a totally new museum - built around 2001, after the very recent discovery of the remains of the first synagogue in the Americas. It's small, but very modern with glass floors that show the excavations of the mikvah and other parts of the old street. Upstairs there is a recreated sanctuary based on written descriptions and other temples... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

this is a small musium but its an important piece of jewish history in the "New World", you can expect to spend not more than an hour browsing through this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I had been to Recife many years ago, and was very surprised when my husband said he wanted to visit the synagogue - I had no recolection of a synagogue or any Jewish history in Recife. And so there it is - mostly what has been recovered of it on a very well organised display which recriates parts of the... More 

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

It's very interesting that the first synagogue of the Americas was built in Recife in mid-17th century, a fact relatively unknown worldwide, and from there the jewish comunity arrived in New York. The building has more historic value than it seems, although The facade of the building dates from the nineteenth century.

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Trondheim, Norway
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

It's on the old part of the town, on the center of Recife. We just see the building from outside. It's like all the arquitetur in the center of the town, antiques.

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