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Address: Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Colonial Treasure

Amazing and surprising to find such a unique building still being used as intended back in 1843, sadly the congregation is shrinking, but the dedication of those still utilising... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing and surprising to find such a unique building still being used as intended back in 1843, sadly the congregation is shrinking, but the dedication of those still utilising the synagogue have managed to keep it functioning. Well worth the time to visit.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is my shul, where I davened many a shabbes and yom tov in my youth, and though I've lived far from Australia for many years now, I still remember my beloved old house of worship with deep fondness. The building itself is small-ish, reflecting the size of the community, which has never been large, but it is a gorgeous... More 

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Jerusalem
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

This Synagogue is preserved beautifully. Its one of the first built in Australia. its almost identical externally to the Launceston Synagogue but the Hobart has been kept up internally in the best fashion. Tours can be organised to see the Synagogue with an explanation (as seen here in the photos) by David Clark.

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

I was intrigued to find out about Hobart's Jewish community. I made a special effort to look for info on the internet when services were held, alas to no avail. I decided , well, then just go there on Saturday morning and surely there is bound to be someone there.I found it easily ,next to the hospital,a charming little building... More 

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2 Thank phoebephoebephoebe
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Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

The first synagogue in Hobart and Australia. The building is old and historically significant. Visit even if you are not jewish

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Adelaide
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

as I have a jewish background I was interested in seeing the synagogue, I had read its history. not only was I invited to come inside and have a look but got to stay for the service, which was beautiful. shalom.

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Raanana
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Reviewed 30 September 2015

I had no idea this place existed. A lovely old Egyptian style synagogue built ~ 1840 with lots of history. The small Jewish community there lovingly maintains it. They also have public tours

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 22 March 2012

The Hobart Synagogue is the oldest and first synagogue in Australia. It is also one of the finest examples of Egyptian Revival Architecture that exists in the world. A beautiful place in and of itself, it is a must see to appreciate the history of Tasmania and of Australia, Hobart being the oldest city on this continent. It was an... More 

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