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Recife Synagogue

by loum140 Online Now Feb 20, 2013 at 11:56 AM

How can we gain admittance into the Synagogue in Recife?

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    by lynnehamman Online Now Feb 20, 2013 at 1:07 PM

    Anyone can visit a Synagogue. Men have to cover the head with a yarmulke (a kind of cap) which are usually provided by the synagogue for visitors. Women sit seperate from men.

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  • Re: Recife Synagogue

    by loum140 Online Now Feb 22, 2013 at 9:02 AM

    lynnehamman wrote: Anyone can visit a Synagogue. Men have to cover the head with a yarmulke (a kind of cap) which are usually provided by the synagogue for visitors. Women sit seperate from men.
     We were there in 2010 and although we knocked at the door and said "shalom", the persomn inside would not open admit us.

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    by bahiana77 Online Now Feb 23, 2013 at 5:43 AM

    This is not a working synagogue, but more of a museum, although there is an area for services on the second floor, roped off iirc, along with a small viewing room for an educational video. On the first floor, there are some exhibits, including a portion of the original mikva seen through the floor. The current building is a total reconstruction otherwise. The mikva was moving to see, and of course there is pride in the age, survival and heritage of the place, but I remember being a bit dissappointed that there was so little to see of the original building. So--you can just walk in during the day as if it were a museum facility that it really is.

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