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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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Highly Recommend a Visit, But Limited Experience For English Speaker

Start on the top floor for the short movie that tells the history of Jews in Recife. Film is in... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2017
Ruth20904
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Memorable.

Being able to see and feel the oldest synagogue in a country that celebrates Christianity had great... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Rua Bom Jesus, 197 | Recife Antigo, Recife, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
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Reviewed 16 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

Thank Ruth20904
Reviewed 14 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
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.

Thank reen71
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
Reviewed 5 June 2016

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

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 18 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
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

Thank peterww2013
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Very nice museum, with a very well maintained archive on the life of the first Jewish settlers in Recife. It would be five stars if not for the fact that the guide was comically unqualified for her job (I believe she was still a student...More

Thank KaueMC
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The first synagogue in the Americas! Built by the Jewish population who lived in Brazil under the Dutch, 1630-1652.. Seems like the Jews were happy and productive in Recife until the Portuguese took over and brought the Spanish Inquisition with them, forcing the Jews to...More

Thank DPaulsenD
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MayorPinecrest
28 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
12 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
7 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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