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Beth Sholom Synagogue

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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
8231 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027-1595
+1 215-887-1342
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is very impressive & the history of it was interesting. My opinion that this is a work of Frank Lloyd Wright have to be seen. Only one flop. The AC inside the main auditorium was not working & the temperature of 89 degrees...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dmitry a
Reviewed July 22, 2019

Tour was 1.5 hours, and was very welcoming and thorough. Our guide Tony was very knowledgeable and passionate about the building and its history. She was willing to share all she knew about both the space and the traditions and customs of those who worship...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed May 23, 2019

We booked our tour in advance. We checked the synagogue out the night before to see how it looked at night. Nicely lit. Then during the day it looked totally different. The wtour was five of us shown around for 2 hours by a member...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JP2516
Reviewed April 25, 2019

If you are a fan or intrigued by Frank Lloyd Wright, his only synagogue is well worth a visit. The tour guide was a member of the synagogue and passionate about sharing the rich history of the the building and her congregation. She also didn't...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank William F
Reviewed April 16, 2019

The towering 105-foot tall interior of this masterpiece induces a sense of spiritual peace and quietude as you admire the spaces and details of this inspired Wright masterwork in wood, glass, and concrete. My guide, Helene, was a terrific teacher: letting me in on the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

I have been driving by this gorgeous synagogue my entire life without knowing it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. When I found out that I could take a tour, I was there. Helene started my tour and then Donna completed it. They were both...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

I took several members of my family to visit this Frank Loyd Wright designed Synagogue. The number of design innovations in this building are too numerous to mention. It of course is listed as one of his most forward looking large buildings. Symbolism abounds. Is...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

What an impressive architectural masterpiece and there was such a feeling of peace inside the synagogue. Our guide, Toni, clearly loves her work as a docent and made our visit even more memorable.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Unless you are a Frank Lloyd Wright freak, give it a pass. It is a very uncomfortable place to daven because of the slope of the floor in the sanctuary. And the parking lot is really too small.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

This architectural beaut is an empowerment of Judaism and beautiful display of Frank Wright’s work. The tour guide was informative and helpful. They have a cute little gift shop! This is a must do!

Date of experience: November 2018
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