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The Central Synagogue is the oldest continuing Jewish church found in Manhattan, New York City, New York. It was constructed in 1872 and used the Moorish Revival architecture in honor of the Jewish culture and beliefs that proliferated in Moorish Spain. It is said that the Budapest Doh?ny Street Synagogue is the Central Synagogue?s design inspiration. Building this lavish church structure sparked controversies and debates. Most of the congregation?s concerns were focused on the grandiose design?s negative effects as to how people would perceive the church.

On May 15, 1975, the Central Synagogue was declared a National Historic Landmark. It has undergone some major restorations in 1998 after being damaged by fire. Jewish and non-Jewish alike can take a tour of the Synagogue.
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