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Hobart Synagogue

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Address: Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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My Heymish shul

This is my shul, where I davened many a shabbes and yom tov in my youth, and though I've lived far from Australia for many years now, I still remember my beloved old house of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is my shul, where I davened many a shabbes and yom tov in my youth, and though I've lived far from Australia for many years now, I still remember my beloved old house of worship with deep fondness. The building itself is small-ish, reflecting the size of the community, which has never been large, but it is a gorgeous... More 

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

This Synagogue is preserved beautifully. Its one of the first built in Australia. its almost identical externally to the Launceston Synagogue but the Hobart has been kept up internally in the best fashion. Tours can be organised to see the Synagogue with an explanation (as seen here in the photos) by David Clark.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

I was intrigued to find out about Hobart's Jewish community. I made a special effort to look for info on the internet when services were held, alas to no avail. I decided , well, then just go there on Saturday morning and surely there is bound to be someone there.I found it easily ,next to the hospital,a charming little building... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

The first synagogue in Hobart and Australia. The building is old and historically significant. Visit even if you are not jewish

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

as I have a jewish background I was interested in seeing the synagogue, I had read its history. not only was I invited to come inside and have a look but got to stay for the service, which was beautiful. shalom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

I had no idea this place existed. A lovely old Egyptian style synagogue built ~ 1840 with lots of history. The small Jewish community there lovingly maintains it. They also have public tours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

The Hobart Synagogue is the oldest and first synagogue in Australia. It is also one of the finest examples of Egyptian Revival Architecture that exists in the world. A beautiful place in and of itself, it is a must see to appreciate the history of Tasmania and of Australia, Hobart being the oldest city on this continent. It was an... More 

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