Central Synagogue interior. Photo by Gryffindor [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Central Synagogue

Central Synagogue is a National Historic Landmark. The structure was built in 1870 – 20, is the oldest synagogue in New York City in continuous use, and is one of the oldest synagogue buildings in the United States.

Wednesday Tours

The Synagogue offers free docent-lead tours of the Sanctuary on Wednesdays (except major religious and federal holidays) at 12:45 p.m.. No reservations necessary. The tours begin at the front entrance.

Shabbat Services

Central Synagogue’s Shabbot services are open to the public every Friday at 6:00 p.m. and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.


The Central Synagogue is located in Midtown Manhattan, at 652 Lexington Ave (at the corner of Lexington Avenue and East 55th Street).


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