Featured Synagogues

The synagogues shown on this page each have unique historical or cultural significance. For example, some are the oldest in their country another might have been the synagogue of a particularly famous rabbi or scholar. View each synagogue'’s interior panorama photo and see other views of the synagogue by clicking on the preview picture.

Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim

City and Country:

Charleston - United States

Year Built:

1749

Description:

America's first Reform Jewish Congregation

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Delos Synagogue

City and Country:

Delos - Greece

Year Built:

2nd Century B.C.E.

Description:

The oldest synagogue in the Diaspora, now an archeological site.

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Tempio Maggiore

City and Country:

Florence - Italy

Year Built:

1882

Description:

The architecture and decoration of the Florence synagogue integrates the traditions of the Islamic and Italian worlds because the Florentine Jews were Sephardic.

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Livorno

City and Country:

Livorno - Italy

Year Built:

1962

Description:

Livorno's current synagogue, centrally located in a city square, replaces the synagogue built there in the late 16th century that was destroyed in World War II.

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Temple Aaron

City and Country:

Trinidad - United States

Year Built:

1883

Description:

Built by early settlers on the fabled Santa Fe Trail, Temple Aaron is the oldest continuously active synagogue in Colorado.

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Temple Emanuel

City and Country:

Beaumont - United States

Year Built:

1923

Description:

When Temple Emanuel opened it was described by the local newspaper as "one of the most complete and comfortable, as well as one of the most handsome houses of worship in the city".

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