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Located next to Jerusalem’s Great Synagogue on King George Street, Heichal
Shlomo houses the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art, a large auditorium and the
Renanim Synagogue with an 18th century Italian Ark and Bima.
seat of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate, the striking building was inspired by the
architecture of the First Temple. One of the highlights of a visit to the
building is the beautiful panoramic view of Jerusalem and its surrounding
The museum features both traditional and modern Jewish art
exploring Jewish identity and Jewish culture. Considered amongst the world's
finest, the museum’s Judaica collection includes unique archaeological objects,
artistic gems, original documents as well as distinctive religious artifacts
from different time periods and communities. The museum houses several permanent
exhibitions and the entrance gallery stages temporary exhibits of works of art
by Israeli artists. Heichal Shlomo hosts various activities, concerts and
. These include movies, cantorial concerts, poetry readings,
women's evenings and more. The programs on offer are suited for a diverse
audience and are open to the general public.
Visit Heichal Shlomo for a
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