Jewish city tours,
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in Central & South America


Address: Location Rua Tenente Possolo, 8 Centro (20230-160)
Phonenumber: (21) 2232-3656

Type: Ashkenazi.

The Great Temple of Israel is the Jewish Community of Rio de Janeiro's largest monument and a part of the history of the Yishuv and the city.

In the past, it served as a point of reference for Jews in Rio de Janeiro. Construsted according to an eclectic style, with elements of Hebrew origin and classical architecture.

The design was elaborated in 1919 by an architect named Vodred.

The temple opened in 1932.

The mosaics were made in 1976 by artist Humberto Cozzo.

It collapsed in 1987 and is currently open only during the High Holidays, special events and tourist visits.

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