Hechal Yehuda Synagogue, Tel Aviv

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The Hechal Yehuda Synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת היכל יהודה‎, Beit haKnesset Hechal Yehuda), also commonly known as the Recanati synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת רקנטי‎, Beit haKnesset Recanati), is one of approximately 500 synagogues in Tel Aviv, Israel. Situated on the Menahem ben Saruq street in the city's centre, it is often referred to as the Seashell Synagogue (Hebrew: בית הכנסת קונכית‎, Beit haKnesset Konkit, Greek: θάλασσα περίβλημα συναγωγή) because of its unusual shape resembling a seashell. The design is inspired by the seashells on the shores of the Greek city of Thessaloniki, which is the hometown of the wealthy Recanati family and the synagogue's architect, Yitzhak Toledano. It was the Recanati family who donated the money for the synagogue. It is affiliated with Orthodox Judaism.
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  • I was blown away by the beauty of the Hechal Yehuda synagogue. My friend and I decided to visit after seeing a photo in a book in our hotel, showing a few pictures of buildings in the white city...  more »
  • In school Okay, so me and my wife have decided to connect to our Jewish roots after a day of atonement and spiritual experiences we've been through. Highly recommended.
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  • Architecturally this is an incredible building inside, closeup and especially on the outside. It’s located in a quiet neighbourhood and currently next to a big construction site. Amazing to visit, wish there were more like it around the world! 🕍
  • Nice synagogue for praying to god
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