I am visiting Jerusalem early the next April with my 13 year old son and would like to visit a synagogue for educational purposes. We are not Jewish/religious but my son will have completed the Judaism part of his religious study curriculum at school. Really would like just to have a good look around, i.e. architecture, sacred elements, etc. Would the Great Synagogue be a good option for such a visit? Any other suitable synagogues in central Jerusalem? Please forgive my ignorance but, as a female, will I be restricted to the women-only area outside of the service hours?
Would be grateful for any advice.