Synagogues in Central Jerusalem
||Address / contact
| Great Synagogue
A popular tourist spot because it is so large and beautiful and sometimes attended by political figures. Orthodox shul with separate seating (women in a very high balcony). Sometimes features a choir.
||56 King George
|20 minutes after candles
| Hebrew Union College
A very friendly and welcoming Reform service in English
||13 King David St
|No evening service
||December 31 - YES
January 7 - NO
| Italian Synagogue
Orthodox Italian Sephardic shul. Women sit in the balcony.
|15 min after candles
A traditionally focused, egalitarian minyan. Run and led by its participants, the minyan meets every Shabbat morning and every other Friday night.
||Beit Sefer Adam on Emek Refaim
| Kol Haneshama
Reform synagogue, led by Rabbi Levi Kelman. Explanations are in Hebrew and in English. The minyan enjoys singing and includes many young Israelis.
||1 Asher Street Corner of HaRakevet
| Kol Rina
The Nachlaot Community Shul – Orthodox, Carlebach-style davening. Lots of singing and dancing. Located in the bomb shelter (“miklat”) on Rehov Beersheva. If you’re claustrophobic, this minyan is not for you.
||30 min after sunset
Egalitarian minyan without a rabbi. The service is all in Hebrew, although mostly attended by English-speakers.
||Rehov Kibbutz Galuyot 4 in Beit Sefer Giluim
| Mevakshei Derech
Reconstructionist philosophy, no English used. A mix of Israelis and English speakers, has a friendly reputation.
|Rechov Shai Agnon in San Simon
| Moreshet Yisrael - Rabbi Adam Frank
As close to an American Conservative service that can be found in Jerusalem
, conducted using some English.
||Rehov Agron 4
|20 min after candles
| Shira Hadasha
Very progressive in the Orthodox world. The community is committed to halakhah, tefillah and feminism. Mechitza down the middle. A lot of singing.
||ICCY building at 12 Emek Refaim
||20 min after candle lighting time
Orthodox shul with Rabbi. A lot of singing to Carlebach tunes. Two minyanim on Friday night- the upstairs minyan is longer. On Shabbat morning there is a kiddush before the Torah service with English and Hebrew learning sessions.
|Rechov Kovshei Katamon in Katamon
||15 minutes after candle lighting
A progressive Orthodox shul without a rabbi. Mechitza down the middle, women often give a dvar Torah.
||Baka – Rechov Lifshitz
||5 min after candles
| Yemin Moshe
In this charming historical neighborhood, there are two orthodox synagogues – one sephardic and one Ashkenazik. Both are famous for their inspiring views of the Old City.
||20 minutes after candles
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