This impressive Byzantine-style temple is the home of the CIRA (Congregación Israelita de la República de Argentina). Sitting a block from the Teatro Colón, it is one of the stars of Plaza Libertad. The small building housing the temple's administrative office also contains the Jewish History Museum, known also as the Museo Kibrick after its founder. You'll find material related to the Jewish community in Buenos Aires, with both Sephardic and Ashkenazi items from their original homelands. Menorahs, altar cloths, spice holders, and various pieces of religious art make up much of the collection. Special exhibits relate to the history of Jewish agricultural colonies in rural Argentina. Admission is generally open to the public with proper passport identification. However, the guards sometimes refuse entry or claim the Museum's posted hours are incorrect. If you are denied entry, call and speak to Museum manager Laura Szames.