The Most Instagrammable Synagogues in the World

There is no shortage of beautiful Jewish architecture.

No two synagogues are alike. Each has its own unique history and characteristics, which are often reflected in the design of the synagogue itself.

Many older synagogues mirror the architectural trends of the era they were constructed in, such as Romanesque arches, intricate Moorish carvings or Gothic stained glass windows.

Historic synagogues often offer tours for Jewish history buffs and architecture lovers alike. Thanks to the wonder of social media, you don’t need to book a flight to see some of the world’s most impressive synagogues. A simple scroll through Instagram can serve as a virtual visit to synagogues from Mumbai to Mexico City.

Here are a few of the synagogues that we’ve loved sharing on our Instagram feed:

The Jubilee Synagogue (also called the Jerusalem Synagogue) in Prague, Czech Republic

The interior of the Jubilee Synagogue

This reconstructed tribute to the Gwoździec Synagogue in modern-day Poland

Beth Sholom Congregation in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

The Kazinczy Street Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary

East Midwood Jewish Center in Brooklyn, New York

The Synagogue de la Ghriba in Tunisia

 Grand Synagogue of Edirne in Turkey

The Moscow Choral Synagogue in Russia

The Synagoge Rykestraße in Berlin

Szeged Synagogue in Szeged, Hungary

The Old Synagogue in Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic

The Sofia Synagogue in Bulgaria

The Synagogue Justo Sierra 71 in Mexico City

The Great Synagogue of Rome

Princes Road Synagogue in Liverpool, England

The Knesset Eliyahoo synagogue in Mumbai, India

An interior shot of the Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue

The Subotica Synagogue in Serbia

The Plum Street Synagogue in Cincinnati, OH

The Dohany Synagogue in Budapest, Hungary

The Magen David Synagogue in Kolkata, India

Beth El Synagogue, also in Kolkata, India

The Bradford Tree of Life Synagogue in West Yorkshire, England

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