In 1950s Jewish families who spent their summer holidays on Burgazada were able to perform the religious services at their homes by coming together due to the small number of people. With the increased population, a need to build a synagogue on the island was arisen in the 1960s. A synagogue was built on the island in 1968 after the necessary permission was obtained. The temple was named ‘Ohel Yaakov’ which translated to "The Tent of Yaakov" in order to honor Yaakov Mazon for his contributions to the establishment and the development of the synagogue.
This Synagogue is open for religious services only during summers, just like other synagogues located in the Adalar/Islands district.