Gerard Behar Centre
Morning and evening Hebrew-language classes with ongoing enrolment.
Founded in the 1860s, this neighbourhood south of the Mahane Yehuda Market is a warren of narrow alleys where a number of old synagogues...
Mahane Yehuda Market
All walks of local life converge at this bustling market, a fascinating spectacle for the first-time visitor and a bargain food fair for...
A good place to hear jazz; jam sessions take place every Friday from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
Choose your pasta (penne, fettucine, fusilli) and then a sauce (there are nine options) and the chefs at this pasta eatery will serve...
cnr Be’ersheva & Shilo Sts · interesting places nearby
Ades Synagogue information
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.