Ades Synagogue

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Ades Synagogue information

Jerusalem , Israel
cnr Be’ersheva & Shilo Sts
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Built by the Syrian Halebi Congregation in 1901, this synagogue was named for Ovadia and Yosef Ades, the Aleppo brothers who financed the project. It quickly became a centre for Syrian hazzanut (Jewish liturgical singing) and saw the training of many a Jerusalem cantor. Inside, you’ll find a classically Middle Eastern–styled interior with a walnut ark that was carried here from Aleppo by donkey cart.

Today it maintains the rare tradition of bakashot , a set cycle of Kabbalistic poetry sung in the early hours of Shabbat during the winter months. The synagogue has two morning services and a combined afternoon/evening service, which visitors can attend.