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Rykestrasse Synagogue

Rykestrasse Synagogue
Rykestrasse Synagogue

Rykestrasse Synagogue, Germany's largest synagogue, is located in the Prenzlauer Berg neighbourhood in the Pankow borough of Berlin. Johann Hoeniger built the synagogue in 1903/1904. It was inaugurated on 4 September 1904, on time for the holidays of and around Rosh haShana. The synagogue stands off the street alignment and is reached by a thoroughfare in the pertaining front building.

Visiting the synagogue

Public tours through the Rykestrasse Synagogue are available on Thursdays between 14:00 and 18:00 and Sundays between 11:00 and 16:00. Tours are offered in German; an English tour starts at 16:00 on Thursdays. Entry is permitted until 17:30 pm and no entry is permitted at any other time.

Services are held on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

The Synagogue can easily be accessed by public transport through the underground line U2 (stations Senefelderplatz and Eberswalder Strasse) and the tramway line M2 (stations Knaackstrasse and Marienburger Strasse).

[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rykestrasse_Synagogue ]

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"Can you go around the synagogue unaccompanied or are the tours compulsory? Is it necessary to book the English tour in advance and how much does it cost? Thanks for your help." (posted 04/03/2015)

"In-Berlin-Brandenburg.com" writes: "Anyone can Berlin synagogue in Rykestraße visit to worship anyone is invited by strangers is however expected that they do not leave as synagogues tourists after ten minutes the room again without men.. Headwear get the cap-like tilt. Special dress code does not exist, except that women in the synagogue should not wear pants. " Contacts: Synagogue Rykestraße, phone: 030/4425931 Milena Rosenzweig Winter (Managing Director of the Jewish community in Berlin): milena.winter@gmx.de Gabbaim (community representatives) for the synagogue Rykestraße: Dr. Hermann Simon: h.simon@centrumjudaicum.de Daniel Laufer: danielmf@gmx.de
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