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Address: Circunvalación, Zona Industrial
Phonenumber: +506 2520-1013
Mail: [email protected]

Denomination: Orthodox.

This Synagogue is part of the Israelit Center of Costa Rica.
It is an Orthodox Jewish organization, with an Ashkenazi majority, but with some Sephardic members.

The Israeli Center is responsible for managing the Orthodox Synagogue, the Orthodox Cemetery and social and educational facilities.
The Israeli Center is the main Jewish Community institution Costa Rica.
The mutual aid, charity, formal and informal Jewish education, the care of the elderly, promote religious activity and Jewish dietary rules (Kashrut), are the main responsibilities.

Immigrants arrive to Costa Rica from Europe (mainly from Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Austria, Romania and Hungary).

The first wave of Ashkenazi Jews arrived in Costa Rica between 1925 and 1939, coming mainly from Poland, and mostly from the small town Zellechow, fleeing poverty and discrimination.

The second wave was of Holocaust survivors who arrive to Costa Rica, in general, to join relatives who had arrived earlier.

In 1932 the first community building in Avenida 3 and Calle 6, and then in 1934 founded the Jewish Zionist Center of Costa Rica as a communal entity, formally founded as an association since 1937 is acquired.
The Israelite Center, CIS-CR, opened its new facilities in 2004.

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