Hurva Synagogue
Hurva Synagogue
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious Sites
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Since its original construction in 1700 by the followers of Rabbi Judah, the Hurva has been been destroyed twice in order to weaken the presence of Jews in the Old City. The Hurva tells the story of the rebirth and renewal of the Jewish community in the Old City of Jerusalem. The site features a massive ark, and an amazing 360 degree view of the Old City from the observation deck.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sandy E
Rochester, NY83 contributions
May 2023
The Hurva Synagogue is a tribute to Jewish and Israeli resilience. It was rebuilt in 2010 after the destruction of the original synagogue. There is a beautiful lookout from the roof with great view of Jerusalem. Well worth a visit!
Written 14 June 2023
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Rena F
Jerusalem, Israel4 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Please, please do not support this tour. The religious Jews in the area, who the synagogue was rebuilt to serve, are being kept out and prevented from coming into the synagogue by this tour company to learn there and pray there (except for two specific prayer times, if you miss them then you are forbidden entrance) in order to extract as much tourist money as they can. Even when we paid the fee for tourists (we live in the area, we are not tourists), the guard refused entry to my disabled husband to enter the synagogue for even one minute, even one second, to pray or learn. He said that only from the upstairs he could have a view of the few men that he allowed in to sit there.

In order to make money from a synagogue and get the maximum they can get from tourists, they forbid Jews the use of a historic synagogue. It is not worth ruining the entire purpose of a synagogue to support a company who is only interested in extracting the maximum in tourist dollars.
Written 31 May 2023
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IMLady_Marion
United States135 contributions
Nov 2022 • Solo
This is a beautiful Synagogue with staff who are most friendly and informative. It was a bit challenging to find the entrance, but walking around the entire building led me to steps up to the entrance. The small lobby area provides information and a small model that gives one perspective. Take the stairs (or elevator) up one level to the Women's section and view the gorgeous sanctuary. Another level up takes to a large veranda that overlooks a part of the Old City. If you're adventurous, and I was, climb up the very narrow curved staircase to another narrow balcony that wraps completely around. Bring your camera (or phone camera) to take some awesome panoramic photos of the city. This was a most enjoyable visit.
Written 15 November 2022
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Judy G
5 contributions
Jul 2022
Visit this synagogue that was blown up by the Jordanians in 1948 and has recently been rebuilt to the same magnificent.
Written 20 July 2022
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abraham
Jerusalem District, Israel15 contributions
Jun 2022
a beutifull synagogue nicely rebuild with a old touch the best way to go there is with a tour guide as there is lots of history around this synagogue
Written 26 June 2022
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Temper43 - Alfredo
Panama City, Panama1,324 contributions
Nov 2021
Interesting visit to see how the Synagogue was reconstructed and rebuilt interesting architecture and good option to climb to the top and get a nice view of the Jewish Quarter and also from the Old City, worth the visit
Written 2 January 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy696 contributions
Jan 2021
This is the largest and the most important synagogue in Jerusalem. You can enter and visit it even if you aren’t Jewish.
Written 17 July 2021
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The Spanglish Guy
Miami, FL280 contributions
Jan 2020
This Synagogue has been recently built, and is located on a higher grounds within the city.
On top of the synagogue is a 360 degrees walk around that can let you city most of the adjacent area.
Written 21 November 2020
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Michel B
7 contributions
Nov 2019
Rebuilt after being destroyed twice, the architecture is magnificent, inside and outside. Kobi, my guide, explained the significance of the candy on the top of the bimah, but you will have to go their with him to get the answer.
Written 15 September 2020
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worldnomad_01
Los Angeles, CA1,634 contributions
Nov 2019
The nice synagogue was rebuilt and re-dedicated in 2010 on the ruins of a 15th century synagogue, destroyed by the Ottomans in 1720. It is located in a small, cobblestone covered plaza at the center of the Jewish Quarter and very close to the Golden Menorah. From the narrow balcony surrounding the rooftop you have great views of the city and from the inside, on the high level, you can watch the Yeshivas at study.
Written 4 August 2020
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