There are thousands of synagogues in Israel from those tucked in between two shops on a busy street to ones that can fit thousands. But which ones are the most notable?
01 The Great Synagogue, Tel Aviv
Located on Allenby Street, The Great Synagogue is easy to spot in the city. Pop in for a service on Friday night, or you can simply stop in to admire the beautiful design.
Address: 110 Allenby, Tel Aviv
02 The Great Synagogue, Jerusalem
The Great Synagogue can be found in the gorgeous Rehavia neighborhood in Jerusalem and has been an important spot religiously, culturally, and socially in the community for almost 40 years. This synagogue is especially significant because it's dedicated to those who lost their lives in the Holocaust, and to those who have fought for the preservation of the State of Israel.
Address: 56 King George St, Jerusalem
03 The Belz Synagogue, Jerusalem
This temple was built to be a larger replica of the Belz Synagogue that was destroyed in Poland in the 1940s. This huge synagogue can hold up to 8000 people praying, and is an absolute must-see if you are in Jerusalem, as it's one of the largest synagogues in Israel!
Address: Binat Yisas'har St 7, Jerusalem
04 Abuhav Synagogue, Tzfat
Constructed in the 16th century, this beautiful and unique beit knesset (synagogue) is home to the oldest Torah scroll in Tzfat. Decorated with the classic blue paint of Tzfat, this is a must-see if you're in the area.
Address: Abuhav St, Tzfat
05 Habad on the Coast, Tel Aviv
Especially for Olim in Israel, Habad is a great place to check out. There is always the option of English, and the spot is beautiful and convenient. Habad on the Coast has one of the best Saturday kiddush lunches around, and in general, they host many awesome events for young people. Definitely worth checking out if you are in Tel Aviv for Shabbat!
Address: Bar Kovha St. 18, Tel Aviv