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Hobart Synagogue, Hobart

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The Hobart Synagogue is a heritage-listed synagogue located in 59 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. The synagogue is the oldest synagogue building in Australia and is a rare example of the Egyptian Revival style of synagogue architecture. The Egyptian Revival building was constructed in 1845. The trapezoidal shape of the windows and the columns with lotus capitals are characteristic of the Egyptian Revival style. Currently the Hobart Synagogue has regular Orthodox and Progressive services.
The land on which the synagogue stands was originally part of the garden of former convict Judah Solomon. It has a seating capacity of 150 and features hard benches at the back of the building for the Jewish convicts who in the early days were marched in under armed guard. The synagogue is listed on the Tasmanian Heritage Register.
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  • The Synagogue was established in 1845 and is the oldest in Australia. In its earliest days, it had special seating arrangements for Jewish convicts. The many plaques and honour boards provide an... 
    The Synagogue was established in 1845 and is the oldest in Australia. In its earliest days, it had special seating arrangements for Jewish convicts. The many plaques and honour boards provide an...  more »
  • This synagogue was established in 1845. The oldest synagogue in Australia. Daniel was a very knowledgable guide and very welcoming. Most is still in its original condition and well preserved. It is... 
    This synagogue was established in 1845. The oldest synagogue in Australia. Daniel was a very knowledgable guide and very welcoming. Most is still in its original condition and well preserved. It is...  more »
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  • Went for an hour tour with a group of UTAS Students and ex UTAS lecturer. The tour guide was very experience and was talking at the tip of his finger ~ with detailed description and historical events of the Synagogue. To many of us it was indeed an amazing and memorable experience A must to visit.
  • Finally a place to discuss the subversion of the goyim!

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