Zefat's most beautiful shul. Built in the 1490's according to
Kabbalistic outlines by the students of R. Yitzchak Abuhav, it was destroyed
in the 1837 earthquake, except the wall with the ark containing the Torah
scroll written by R. Abuhav. Daily Sunrise minyan; Shabbat sunrise and
7:30am minyan; early Shabbat afternoon mincha minyan (5pm in summer).
(Sephardic). Historic shul. Daily Shacharit and Shabbat minyans.
Built after the Ari's death on the site where the kabbalists
of Zefat originated the Friday evening Kabbalat Shabbat service ("Lecha
Dodi," etc.) Daily minyans three times a day, Shacharit at 6:15am.
Shabbat morning at 8am. Famous painted olive-wood ark.
Next to the Ari-Ashkenazi. Formerly the shul of the Ashkenazi
chief rabbis of Zefat. Daily minyans, shacharit at 6:30am.
The site where the Ari actually prayed. The small side
room is said to be where the Ari learned secrets from the prophet
Eliyahu. Shabbat evening and morning minyan at 7:30am.
(Sephardic) Site of earthquake miracle event. Once known
as "the Baal Tshuvah Shul." Shabbat minyans only,
shacharit at 8:00am.
Named after the Mishnaic sage is buried there. Afternoon
classes for boys; Very early Shabbat eve minyan. Sephardic.
Formerly the "Mizrachi shul," now the "Carlebach
minyan" featuring the Friday night extravaganza.
Shabbat morning at 8:00am and early Mincha at 1:45pm. Hallel
with musical instruments during Chol HaMoed and sometimes
on Rosh Chodesh.
New large synagogue in the Breslov Chassidic community
at the bottom of the old city, which has roots in Zefat
since the early 19th century. Famous Friday night minyan.
Daily minyans include a Shacharit sunrise minyan and another
at 7:30am. Shabbat morning at 7:20. Shabbat Mincha in
hte symmer at 5:45pm.
Said to be built on the site of the 16th century
yeshiva of the famous chief rabbi of Zefat, compiler
of "Shulchan Aruch" (Code of Jewish Law).
Shabbat minyans, including an early Kabbalat Shabbat
service in the summer and Shacharit at 7:30am. Sephardic.
Chabad Canaan ("Beit Levi-Yitzchak")
The largest synagogue in the north of Israel,
plus three smaller rooms to accomodate the dozens
of daily minyans, from 6:15 on. Early weekday Mincha
Minyans at 1/2 hour over Jewish midday and at 1:30pm.
Late weekday Maariv minyans at 8:00 (8:30 in summer),
9:00 and 10:00pm. Shabbat morning at 7:45 and 10:00
(10:30 on Shabbat Mevorachin).
Chabad Old City (see Tsemach Tsedek)
Under the aegis of the Skverer Rebbe. Shabbat
morning minyan at 8:30.
Recently rennovated chasidic shul. Weekday mornings
at 8:30am; Shabbat at 8:45.
Tsfat finally has a shul, named after the Vilna
Gaon, where they pray with the good ol' Lithuanian-Askenazic
order of prayers. Two minyans each for weekday Shacharit
and Mincha; Shabbat morning at 8:00 and an early
Mincha at 1:30pm.
Directly acrossthe street from Ascent's garden
entrance! Sephardic. All daily minyans, including
two inthe morning: sunrise and 8:00. Early Friday
Mincha (1 1/4 hours before Candlelighting time).
Shabbat morning at 7:30.
(Chassidic) The 'screamers.' Shabbat minyans
Reopened and renovated two decades ago by
English-speaking Chassidic community. Daily minyans,
including Shacharit at 7:45am. Usually the last
Mincha in town. Shabbat morning at 8:30. The Biala
Rebbe often prays there.
Beatiful location at the end of the Artists'
Colony. Daily minyans, including Shacharit at
7:00 and every half hour thereafter until 11am,
an early Mincha at 1:15 (incluing Fridays),
and late Maariv minyans at 9:30, 10:00 &
11:00pm. Shabbat mornings at 8:00, 9:00 &
Recently reopened for the use of an American-style
yeshiva. Shabbat evening 'Carlebach' minyan.
Shabbat morning at 8:15
The home for the Tehilat L'David
kabbalah yeshiva, around the corner from Ascent.
All regular minyans plus a 2:00am-4:30am kabbalah
session followed by immersion in the Ari Mikveh
and a sunrise minyan.
The second generation of Nadvorna Chassidic
rebbes in Zefat has his doors open all week.
Renovated mikveh. Shacharit at 7:00 during
the week and 8:30 on Shabbat.
(Chassidic) Built during 1870's. Today
contains a Kollel ("Miphal Shas"),
mikveh, and many daily minyans, including
in the morning: 6am and every 20 minutes
starting at 7am; and in addtition to the
regular times, Mincha at 1:20 and Maariv
at 8:30, 9, 10, and 11pm. Shabbat morning
at 9:00 & 9:30am. Very hot mikvehs.
Beautifully renovated by the Bretzlov
community. Weekdays-only minyans include
Shacharit at 7am. Kollel and mikveh.
(Chabad) Built by emissaries of
the third Lubavicher Rebbe in the middle
of the 19th century. Shabbat morning
at 9:00 (Shabbat Mevorachin at
10). Recently renovated. Daily minyans,
including Shacharit at 8:30 and an extra
Mincha minyan at 1:30.