Last updated September 19th 2017

One of Secret Tel Aviv’s favourite questions, especially around the high-holidays! There are hundreds of synagogues in Tel Aviv, and more and more are also reaching out to Internationals to join their community. Here are some of our favourites…


The Tel Aviv International Synagogue (TAIS)

Frishman 23 (corner of Ben Yehuda) | Central Tel Aviv | Modern Orthodox 

Built in 1931, it is one of the 5 oldest synagogues in Tel Aviv. Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn is American and conducts the service in English and Hebrew. They host a Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat with Champagne reception every Friday and Cholent and Kugel Kiddush most Saturdays. Shabbat dinners usually once a month and parties and dinners for most chagim. More info


Ichud Shivat Zion

Ben Yehuda 86 | Central Tel Aviv | Modern Orthodox

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Home of the Minyan Ichud Olam Community. Ichud Shivat Zion is a large beautiful synagogue on Ben Yehuda, Tel Aviv. They have several floors, and are home to a few different communities. Minyan Ichud Olam is a diverse and dynamic Modern Orthodox community from all across the religious spectrum. Through the efforts of our members we have grown into a warm and friendly community, active both on Shabbat and during the week, with services, shiurim, and many other activities. They have special services for French and Italian Communities on the second floor. More info


The North Central Synagogue

Ben Yehuda 126 | Central Tel Aviv | Modern Orthodox

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The North Central Synagogue and Community Center is an ideal place for Internationals and Israelis living in Tel Aviv. All observances, traditions, and levels of familiarity with Jewish customs will feel comfortable and enjoy a variety of cultural and educational programs. More info


The Great Synagogue

Allenby 110 | Central Tel Aviv

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One of the most beautiful synagogues in Tel Aviv, there is a massive effort under way to restore the Great Synagogue to its former glory of its heydays back in the 1920s. To that end, bi-monthly Friday night meals take place at the synagogue with 350 people in attendance. Weekly minyanim on Shabbat day have resumed, as well as Kabbalat Shabbats. More info


Chabad on the Coast

Bar Kokhva 18 (corner of Bograshov) | Central Tel Aviv

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Chabad on the Coast is the first English speaking Chabad House in the heart of Tel Aviv. Their aim is to infuse Tel Aviv with vibrant Jewish life. Some of the activities they organize are joyous Shabbat & holiday services and meals, young professional events, Torah classes, social events and more. The community is run by Rabbi Eli and Rebbetzin Sara Naiditich. More info


Beit Daniel (Progressive Reform Synagogues)

Three locations in Tel Aviv | Progressive Reformist

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Three progressive reform centers in Tel Aviv: Beit Daniel in northern Tel Aviv (62 Bnei Dan Street), Mishkenot Ruth Daniel (47 Jerusalem Boulevard, Jaffa), and Kehilat Halev in central Tel Aviv (48 Rashi Street). More info


Yachad

Zeitlin Street 20 (in the Zeitlin school) | Central Tel Aviv | Liberal Orthodox

Yachad is a liberal Orthodox synagogue that caters for everyone. It’s unique in that a large number of unconventional families pray here – including members from the LGBT community. It has weekly Shabbat services plus services for the High Holy Days. More info


The Kehila Synagogue of Ramat Aviv

Moritz Daniel 12 | Ramat Aviv

Olim in Ramat Aviv will likely find the Kehila of Ramat Aviv to be a very friendly experience. More info


Huvrat Tel Aviv

Jabotinsky 106 | North Tel Aviv

The Havurat Tel Aviv is a super-friendly and completely egalitarian minyan with a traditional Ashkenazi style service. They meet every friday night, twice a month on Shabbat mornings, and for all of the Hagim. They meet at the Gymnasia Herzeliah on 106 Jabotinsky (turn left when you go through the gate). More info


Bet Knesset Yecheskel

Arnon 2 | Central Tel Aviv

Prayers are conducted in Moroccan/ Edut Hamizrach tradition. However, the rabbi is Ashkenazi. There are many French olim who pray here and the synagogue regularly hosts Seudah Shlishit (third meal) and kiddushes. More info


Recanati Synagogue

Mencachem Ben Sarouk 13 | North Tel Aviv

A beautiful building in the shape of seashell, the Recanati synagogue resembles the Sydney Oprah House. Prayers are conducted in Sephardi style and many Olim from Europe come here – especially during the High Holy Days though it is not necessary to book places. More info


Yakar

Jericho Street 6 | North Tel Aviv

Olim-friendly synagogue, Friday night services in Carlebach style, most of the classes are in Hebrew but there are often classes in English. This synagogue tends to get quite full so it may be worth contacting them in advance to book places for the High Holy Days. More info


Kehilat Tiferet Shalom

Tagore 26 | Ramat Aviv | Egalitarian Conservative

Egalitarian Conservative (Masorti) community with Rabbi Shmuel Rosenberg. Services: Shabbat, holidays, bar & bat mitzvahs, weddings, conversions. More info


Goren Shul 

Modligiani 20| Central Tel Aviv | Orthodox

The shul was founded in the late 1950s with a vision to become the center for modern orthodoxy in Tel Aviv. Rabbi Goren, who was famous for bridging the gap between the religious and non-religious, had a goal for his entire congregation to always be open for anyone who wished to come in its doors, whether as a member or just as a curious on-looker. More info


Rosh Yehudi (French Synagogue)

Bar Kokhva 54 (corner of Dizengoff) | Central Tel Aviv 

One of the main synagogues for the French Olim Community. More info


Neve Shechter (French Synagogue)

Chelouche 42 (corner of Eilat) | Neve Tzedek/South Tel Aviv 

Another very popular synagogue for the French Community. More info


White City Shabbat Community

White City Shabbat is a not-for-profit community whose mission is to bring Jews together and provide a portal for Jewish life in Tel Aviv. They regularly hold communal shabbat dinners in venues across Tel Aviv.


Minyan Shivyoni Community

Minyan Shivyoni is an egalitarian community who regularly hold services at peoples’ houses. There are often vegetarian pot luck dinners held after the services.


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Big thank you to Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn (TAIS) and Deborah Danan (White City Shabbat)


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