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The Helsinki synagogue (1906) is Modern Orthodox, the building itself of international, eclectic architecture common for 19th century synagogues in Central Europe and England. The building forms part of an interesting final point in the stylistic...more
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY OF HELSINKI.
As a Jewish educator, I always advise my students, when traveling abroad to visit the local synagogue and Jewish community to show solidarity. to experience the local Jewish community. I myself have visited numerous Synagogues around...More
This is the only synagogue in Helsinki and one of two in the country (although the other does not offer weekly Shabbat services). Tours are at 2:00 (except on Shabbat). Small fee requested to support security. During the tour learn about how Jews came to...More
Helsinki Synagogue is an old badly maintained building . There was nobody at the gate and no information posted regarding the hours this place might be open. Ugly neighborhood, no reason to come here.More
Date of experience: May 2017
Ariel N, Public Relations Manager at Helsinki Synagogue, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017
The exterior indeed needs a big renovation and funds are being gathered for it but the project is very expensive. The interior is completely restored to the original and is beautiful, and just that is well worth a visit. Like it says on the...More