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Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue

Rua Bom Jesus, 197 | Recife Antigo, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
(81) 3224-2128
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I enjoyed this visit very much. I place is very interesting and very detailed. In the first floor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
NaomiCat12345
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The history is interesting

If you have an interest in the history about the Synagogue, this is worth a visit, if not, you... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Kenneth_Pedersen
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Rua Bom Jesus, 197 | Recife Antigo, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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(81) 3224-2128
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed this visit very much. I place is very interesting and very detailed. In the first floor everything is written both in Portuguese and English, upstairs it is just English so remember to ask for an English brochure. I would very much want to...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

If you have an interest in the history about the Synagogue, this is worth a visit, if not, you should just take your photos from the outside, and continue your City tour.

Thank Kenneth_Pedersen
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Start on the top floor for the short movie that tells the history of Jews in Recife. Film is in English with Portuguese subtitles. English translation is available on the 1st floor but hit and miss otherwise. Very important for Jews to visit and support...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Being able to see and feel the oldest synagogue in a country that celebrates Christianity had great meaning for me. The exhibits features videos that are well done and do an excellent job telling their story. My non Jewish friends were equally moved.

Thank PorterHouse09
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting place. Was good to learn about the history of the Jews in the north east. There isn't a lot to actually see though but worth a visit.

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Reviewed 17 July 2016

For a Dutch person with a deep and long interest in (Jewish) History this was a beautiful place to visit. Mind you very little here is really old but the restoration on the original site of the place where the synagogue stood between 1636 -...More

Thank Ronald G
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

This museum shows the amazing history of the Jewish diaspora in the Brazilian Northeast. It's fascinating.

Thank Joanne C
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Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This is the first Synagogue that established in America. (In the year 1636). Now it is a museum for the Jews Culture in Brazil.

Thank Dror N
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Reviewed 5 March 2016

We visited on a Saturday and unfortunately we couldn't enter the synagoge... should've known! It is a characteristic building in the center of Recife Antigo and you cannot really tell from the outside it is a synagoge, except for the writings on the wall of...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

We visited this synagogue while doing a tour with Masautur. It is the oldest synagogue of the Americas, located in the hearth of old town Recife. There is an entry fee of 10 Reals per person ( 5 Reals for 60 years old and over...More

Thank Michel B
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MayorPinecrest
27 July 2015|
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Response from dflopes | Reviewed this property |
The place is not a regular synagogue, but a museum. But, to answer your question, I also don't found any email of the synagogue. Did you tried the facebook: sinagoga.kahalzurisrael Or email the managing institution of the... More
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JulieEK1
11 May 2015|
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Response from dflopes | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry answer him too late, but there is a gift shop, that also sell books and CDs.
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EastVillageNewYork
6 March 2015|
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Response from dflopes | Reviewed this property |
Sorry answer too late, I hope that help you. TIme to visitation: Tuesday to Friday: 9AM to 5PM (entry until 4:30PM) Sunday: 2PM to 6PM (entry until 5:30PM)
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