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Kahal Zur Israel Synagogue, Recife

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Religious Site
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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  • It's exciting to know that this is where we had the site with greater religious tolerance in the Americas in a time so critical.
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  • It's my favorite place in old Recife. A place full of stories and surprises, very interesting.
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  • Small space and Museum artifacts, but the space shows are well organized and very worthy. Other than that, the history of religious freedom given by the Dutch and the coming of the Jews is something worth being a little more experienced in this visit.
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