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061 Kehilat Har-El House

16 Shmuel HaNagid St.

A visit at the Har-El community’s compound, which features a stone building that was constructed in stages starting at the end of the 19th century. It was originally occupied by the family of Joseph Pascal Albina, a Christian Arab developer and businessman who founded a construction company in Jerusalem that was an Arab-Jewish partnership. The company built a number of famous buildings in the city, including the YMCA, King David Hotel, Palace Hotel and Rex Cinema, as well as Lod Airport. The compound is also known as Churchill House because in 1941 it served as a convalescent home for British soldiers. Since 1962, the lower section of the building has functioned as a synagogue for Kehilat Har-El – the first Reform Judaism community in Israel. 

The visit also includes a glimpse of the building’s original furnace room, where a 120-year-old wood stove is still intact. In addition, visitors will receive an explanation about the synagogue and its Judaica artifacts. Please note: access to the furnace room is via a narrow and steep staircase. 

guided tours will start every 30 minutes.

Reservations not required

Open house. Reservations not required.

Reservations not required
Thursday, 18.11, 17:30 - 20:30
Saturday, 20.11, 12:30 - 15:00

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