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Rykestrasse Synagogue, Berlin

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Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue, is located in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood in the Pankow borough of Berlin. built the synagogue in 1903/1904. It was inaugurated on 4 September 1904, in time for the holidays of and around Rosh haShana. The synagogue stands off the street alignment and is reached by a thoroughfare in the pertaining front building.The years 1902 to 1933, comprising the bulk of Jewish faithful of mainstream , Orthodox and Reform affiliation, grew strongly in membership in the second half of the 19th century. With the expansion of Berlin into new neighbourhoods the need of additional synagogues within a walking distance became urgent. However, the Jewish community could not fulfill all the claims for additional premises, so many private synagogues emerged scattered over the city. Most Jews in Prenzlauer Berg, however, could not afford to establish a Vereinssynagoge with their own funds. So in 1902 Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin bought the site in and its building master Johann Hoeniger was commissioned to design and supervise the building of this new synagogue.Construction started in 1903 and at noon on Sunday, 4 September 1904, the synagogue was inaugurated with Handel's prelude in D major and the Ma Tovu prayer led by cantor David Stabinski, Rabbi and Rabbi Adolf Rosenzweig preaching. Almost the complete board of Jüdische Gemeinde zu Berlin and many members of the elected assembly of representatives attended the ceremony, while the city of Berlin sent its school councillor Carl Michaelis and, president of the city parliament.
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  • Only regret of the whole holiday in Berlin. Pretty much of the synagogue were two halls, the rest was completely destroyed during the war and never rebuilt. High prices, if I remember correctly 5/6 € per person for just 2 rooms to visit, with the remains of what bon was used to build weapons or to not bring down the structure. Personally I was disappointed, but it's just my personal opinion.
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  • Frankly, so much hype with the new synagogue and then nail you €6 per person, 3 for the dome and other 3 to see... nothing. You take a fly of noses. Aside from the lady who sells tickets, very friendly, the rest seems that you owe him money. I agree with many opinions, see her outside and to something else! We take this opportunity to give a stroll by the environment and that if was worth it, gardens among buildings with restaurants, shops and free!
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  • View from the outside, it is very nice. We do not go because we went cob children. The truth that did the route of the Jewish quarter and is great.
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  • I sat there in this restored synagogue on a Friday evening and thought, "I am surrounded by beauty and a hushed spirit that cried 'Life.'"
  • Amazing synagogue! The biggest in Germany and one of the oldest
  • It is a scam. There's nothing
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  • Germany's biggest synagogue. Wonderfully restored with a vibrant community.
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  • Very nice building, synagogue in the courtyard, get great, beautiful interior. NOT public for everyone, with registration, a visit to groups is possible. Prayer times accessible for prayers.
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