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Synagogue Maghen Abraham

Rue Wadi Abu Jamile | Beirut Central District, Beirut, Lebanon
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3 weeks ago
“Seems closed to the public”
1 Mar 2017
“Does it actually exist ?”
Rue Wadi Abu Jamile | Beirut Central District, Beirut, Lebanon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can only confirm PurplegirlEssex experience, unfortunately the synagogue seems to be closed to the public as of April 2017. None of the soldiers standing guard in the vicinity knew anything about it, Ministry of tourismn would not answer the phone.

Thank karld535
Reviewed 1 March 2017

After having visited mosques and churches, we wanted to see the synagogue. Walked down five different streets that were supposed to lead to it, but every one had a road block. So in Feb 2017, I really have no idea if it is actually open...More

1  Thank PurplegirlEssex
Reviewed 29 September 2015

i think in the future this will be an important touristic site in beirut, looks great after the restorations

Thank Michel H
Reviewed 29 May 2015

The Maghen Abraham Synagogue is one of the main synagogues in Lebanon. Located in the Jewish district of Wadi Abu Jamil in Beirut, the synagogue was destroyed during the Lebanese Civil War. Restoration of the synagogue began in May 2009

1  Thank futbolmania999
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Went to Lebanon almost 8 years ago and what I loved about it is seeing mosques, churches and this sinagogue (the only one I believe in Beirut). A bit difficult to find but definitely had a wow factor!

3  Thank MaEx84
Reviewed 30 December 2013

worth walking to this synagogue and reflecting on the freedom of religion that used to be evident in old Beirut. The synagogue is maintained by contributions by overseas Lebanese faithful, but is not a living synagogue. Interesting historically.

5  Thank Denise095
Reviewed 6 December 2013

In a country where 18 type of sectes exist, and a church is located next to a mosque, it is very nice to preserve the only landmark that reminds Lebanese of the jewish community that used to live there. The synagogue is very nice and...More

4  Thank Therese00
Reviewed 29 July 2013 via mobile

But good IT still excist, there is even a Jewish cemetary in Beirut, thats next To a french evangelical cemetary. Difficult To Find too, closed for public i think.

3  Thank CilB
Reviewed 7 July 2016
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Reviewed 16 June 2016
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Does anyone know if close up viewing of the synagogue is currently possible since I read an article of October this year stating that Saad Hariri lives adjacent and there are numerous security measures requiring special permits to gain access.
6 January 2015|
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