Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, Recife

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For a taste of Jewish history and culture visit Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, the first synagogue in the Americas, built in the mid-17th century. It was the opening of this synagogue that made the Jewish community’s migration to New York possible. The charming architecture of the building itself serves as a nice contradiction to the surrounding buildings. View the collection of photos and personal documents of the Jews who lived in Recife. Then, be sure to place your prayer in the replica of the wailing wall. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue by using our Recife holiday planner.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Good tells the story of recife and the Jews in Recife. Explains the way immigrants came to settle
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  • August 11, 2017
    A small museum in the old Recife to tell the story of the first Israeli synagogue of the Americas.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A historic site, is a visit not to be missed for being a SINGLE icôni in the city of RECIFE. RELIGIOUS TRADITION AND HISTORY, VISIT DON'T REGRET. Must observe the timetables, and be careful at night because the site does not offer good security at the time of the night
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