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Central Synagogue

652 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10022-4533
+1 212-838-5122
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Fantastic Synagogue and memorial

The Synagogue itself is very unusual because it's huge, it's more like a Christian church inside... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elindoo
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Stuart, Florida
Magnificent Building

Central Synagogue is a close replica of an old Synagogue in Budapest. It is steeped in history... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2018
merle2525
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New York City, New York
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652 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10022-4533
Midtown
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+1 212-838-5122
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Synagogue itself is very unusual because it's huge, it's more like a Christian church inside, and outside they have a wonderful memorial to the millions who were killed in WW2. I've attached a few pictures of the outside memorials

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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Central Synagogue is a close replica of an old Synagogue in Budapest. It is steeped in history. There are guided tours on Wednesday mornings. Religious services are on Friday night and Saturday morning. The services are a musical wonder. It is a warm welcoming place...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

This synagogue was rebuilt and restored after a fire. It is gorgeous. More importantly, the Friday night service was very warm and welcoming and had beautiful music. A very nice way to end the work week and start the weekend.

1  Thank jacquelinerose5
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was intrigued to visit this temple because I watch Friday night services around 6PM from the sanctuary. It's a lovely venue and I felt very welcomed.

1  Thank Sheryl T
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Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This moorish revival style is the oldest in nyc and certainly one of oldest in the United States. The services here are lovely to attend and they have many community social programs including a large feeding of the needy that my uncle helped start. The...More

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

This is an incredible place of worship which we only found by walking by per chance. The door was propped open so we went inside but after 15 minutes of walking around were informed that it's only open on Wednesdays to the general public or...More

1  Thank ALASKANFLY
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

We discovered this quite by accident, and were struck by how beautiful the building was from the outside. The tours are on a Wednesday starting sometime after 12 midday. The inside of the building is as beautiful as the outside. The stained glass windows rival...More

1  Thank Paul W
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Reviewed 9 August 2016

We had the privilege to be shown round here on 22 July 2016, Its such a beautiful place of worship when you enter you can feel a sense of peace & calm. A lovely couple gave us a tour round the architecture is amazing, the...More

1  Thank John W
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Reviewed 2 August 2016

My granddaughter has attended services while interning in NYC this summer..the Rabbi is a Cantor who has become a Rabbi. She is outstanding...very enjoyable serevice

1  Thank hcohn31
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Our daughter gave Central that title, because there is so much singing, and so much of it is so good. This inclusive and welcoming Reform Synagogue, circa 1872, is not just one of the oldest congregations in New York, it is also one of the...More

1  Thank Steve K
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hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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