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Central Synagogue
123 East 55th Street New York, NY 10022
The splendid Moorish Revival building designed by Henry Fernbach was built in 1872. Its sanctuary is the oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in the New York City. The structure features two star-studded bronze cupolas and a richly decorated interior of blues, earthy reds, ocher, and gilt - Moorish in inspiration but distinctly American 19th century. The Synagogue has an outstanding Judaica Museum which exhibits objects of Jewish life and ritual in exhibitions in the Synagogue and in the lobby of the Community House across the street at 123 East 55th Street.

Access: Fri. 5:45pm & Sat. 10:30am for religious services in Beir Chapel in the Community House.
Phone: (212) 838-5122
Notes: The site is located on the Southwest corner Lexignton Ave. & 55th street.
Category: Historic Houses/Sites
Subject: Religion
Time Period: 19th Century since Civil War


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