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Central Synagogue, New York City

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  • I honestly didn't know New York has such a splendid China Goku. May was unaware was seen, by any chance, but...? It is recommended when you go near because the atmosphere, beautifully located in the pretty town.
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  • Passed there by accident we couldn't help but notice the beauty of the Central synagogue at that time had the doors opened a show of beauty! An initial mistrust on the part of security but justified by the news events we asked if we could come in for a few minutes to have a look permission granted it met a very nice lady who welcomed us by providing us with a brochure with translations into Italian and asking us to stay to listen to music and participate if interested a gentleman behind us with very gracefully warned that when we wanted to go out he'd shown it accompanied that kindness beyond belief before leaving we said goodbye to the lady that had greeted thanking her great experience, great host, an indelible memory in memory due to availability, warmth, intelligence of these people we met truly by accident.
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  • We were walking down Lexington when we meet with the synagogue... was one of the places I wanted to know so that I close to a lady who was at the entrance to ask if we could pass. Told us that we could miss as had a service at that moment... until very understandable there. Would what not me is clear to the day of today is that when you ask them schedules for to visit the synagogue I said that had that remove ones tickets (habre understood well?) or, there are that pay to enter in a temple?
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  • Last night 04/01/2016 was a wonderful and special evening. Noah Aronson is a rock star with a tallit.His energy was enough to light up the entire city. Thanks to all for this wonderful experience . Michael Thomas ,member in good standing for 54 years.
  • Great pre school my granddaughter loves her teachers and classmates
  • The Central Synagogue (Congregation Ahavath Chesed) is located at 652 Lexington Avenue on the corner of E 55th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York. It was built in 1872 in the Moorish Revival style as a copy of Budapest's Dohány Street Synagogue.[5] It has been in continuous use by a congregation longer than any other in the city.[6][7] The building was designed by Henry Fernbach. The dramatic style of the building was the subject of much debate during the construction. Some felt its excess would inspire envy and stand in the way of assimilation.[8] It is among the oldest synagogue buildings still standing in the United States.[9] It was designated a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975.[3][6] On Wednesdays at 12:45 p.m. a docent conducts a free tour, which begins at the front entrance. The building was restored by 2001 in the original style after an accidental fire in August 1998.[10] The roof and its supports were destroyed as a result of the fire. During this fire, the firefighters' sensitivity for the building saved all but the central pane in the rose window that dominates the eastern (Lexington Avenue) wall. The marble plaques on the north wall of the foyer honor the firefighters of the 8th Battalion of the New York City Fire Department.
  • A magnificent Temple and a terrific Rabinical staff . The Friday night service is a joy to attend and if you love music do not miss it. Uplifting. Howie S.
  • Historic Shul Designed by Henry Fernbach - Excellent Jewish Education, Music & Community Programs - Special guest lecturers over the years included Dr. Henry Kissinger, Tony Blair & Former President Bill Clinton