Ohel Ya'akov Synagogue, Zikhron Ya'akov

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The entrance
Side view

Ohel Ya'akov Synagogue located in Zikhron Ya'akov, a town in the Haifa District of Israel, was established in 1866 by Baron Edmond James de Rothschild.

Rothschild commissioned the construction the synagogue in memory of his father Jacob Mayer de Rothschild. It was completed in 1884.[1] Its name, Ohel Yaakov, means "Tent of Jacob" and alludes to the biblical Jacob, who "dwelled in tents" according to Genesis 25:27. The synagogue, which has a large main section for men and a second-floor, wraparound women's section, has a Holy ark made of white marble and marble interior walls.


  1. ^ Leslie Stein, The hope fulfilled: the rise of modern Israel, Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003, p. 21

Coordinates: 32°34′27″N 34°57′15″E / 32.574067°N 34.954151°E / 32.574067; 34.954151